Welcome to Saint George’s Upper School
Saint George’s mission is to develop your students' intellectual, artistic, and athletic potential. We challenge our students, in all facets of their lives, and they regularly deliver excellence.
See our Upper School Profile for more details about what makes our students, and our curriculum, unique in the Spokane area.
Our students capture state championships in Knowledge Bowl, Math is Cool, and Debate. Their artwork appears in regional exhibits, while their musical performances have earned Saint George’s visibility as the top vocal school in Eastern Washington. On the athletic field their legacy of teamwork and “best efforts” have produced a long list of regional and state titles. A recipient of the Scholastic Cup, Saint George’s students have been recognized as among the highest academic and athletic achievers at any small school in the state. Saint George’s is the only school in the region authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, the most prestigious high school curriculum in the world.
Along with these quantifiable measures, we prize the less tangible accolades our students collect from those who meet them – “polite”, “confident without being arrogant”, “interested”, and “good kids”. Small class sizes, superb facilities, and especially devoted teachers are a few of the secrets to our success. Our teachers know their students beyond the classroom. Many coach sports, debate, or robotics teams and all lead outdoor adventure programs intended to foster trust and self-confidence. In all areas, Saint George’s strives to inspire its scholars, athletes, and artists to serve and lead others.
Our student body may be the most diverse in the area. Our students come from all over the greater Spokane area. Our international and exchange programs include students from four continents. Financial aid ensures that all students who want to attend Saint George’s have the opportunity to do so. A unifying factor in all our students is that they want to push beyond their limits.
Being an independent school, our teachers have the freedom to meet their students where they are and lead them where they want to go, without having to “teach to a test”. When those students get to college – including the most competitive schools in the nation – their professors routinely report that they are better prepared than their peers. And their rates of graduation from four-year institutions far exceed the national average.
If your aim is excellence, I hope you will come and visit the Upper School to see how we can help you reach your goals.
Assistant Head of School for Secondary Education
Saint George's Class of 2018 are headed to a remarkable selection of colleges and universities. The collection of school logos above shows just some of the remarkable institutions these graduates are headed to this fall! Look here for a Higher Resolution View of the full Class of 2018 and the college logos that appeared in the Inlander in mid-May...
View a Photo Gallery of images from all 8 of the May Term Classes -- Car Mechanics, Computer Programming, Culture & Cuisine, Dance, Film Making, Podcasting, Spring Outback Trip, and Stream Restoration. Plus you can listen to interviews with participants from each class on the May Term Podcast that was created by the Podcasting class. They covered a lot of learning in just 8 days!
See the full Graduation Ceremony in these photo galleries from the May 20 event at SGS: Candids of the Class of 2018, the Introduction to the ceremony, Kind Words being spoken about each senior, the Conclusion of the ceremony, and the Reception in the Schmidt Center afterwards. Plus view a brief video of the Seniors Walking to the Reception with bagpipes leading the way...
Everyone who passes through Saint George’s recognizes a special sense of community. Perhaps it is the fact that we all know each other and are constantly encouraging each other to excel.
ASSISTANT HEAD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION