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Saint George's School

Private | K-12 | 395 students

 

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2011:
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Posted April 12, 2014

We moved from another state with far more advanced schools than the Spokane area has to offer. Our children were so bored in public school that after a year we switched them both to SGS. Now they LOVE going to school and everyday come home sharing everything they learned that day. So far we are very pleased with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2014

Saint George s has an excellent kindergarten teacher who has taught at the school for nearly a decade. Her classroom is an energetic, fun learning environment that prepares students for success in later grades. As for the review below, based on the date, it was likely posted by the parent of a student who was recently dismissed due to ongoing behavior problems. You can read the other reviews below for a more balanced perspective on the school s teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 24, 2014

The kindergarten teacher berates students and turns students against each other. They are quick in dismissing students from their school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2013

This school is terrific. I just came here this year, and my family got financial aid from them. It is true there are many opportunities and extracurricular activities here. In the middle school there is outdoor club(climbing, kayaking and general outdoors activities) and robotics club and many sports too. The PE is really fun and all the teachers give you the grade that you deserve and explain how to fix it if you did a bad job. Also, if you're competitive, you will like this school because there are many opportunities to compete with your classmates. The only problem with this school is the amount of homework. Without after school activities it would be fine but I'm a perfectionist when it comes to things that are interesting to me, which nearly all of the subjects are. This is good but also a problem because when i want to learn more, I can't because there is always more to do. On average i have about 3.5 hours of free time including dinner. This school has done wonders for my academics though. My rate of learning is growing exponentially and i quickly rose in the academic hierarchy. But if you're child is coming here from a public school they need to be ready for a HUGE change


Posted April 30, 2013

We love Saint George's School for our 5 year old daughter. She went to kindergarten for the first 6 months at a public school and we noticed she was behind in almost every category. Upon placing her at Saint George she has grown remarkably in just the few months she has been there. We love Ms. Kathy and the parents are involved and committed to helping the students grow. The price tag is definitely worth it. You will not regret your decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2013

After 15 years and two graduates of Saint George's School I feel I am qualified to give Saint George's an A+ rating. Both of our children were accepted at all the colleges they applied to but more importantly once they got there they were both WELL prepared for college and are excelling above and beyond their peers. Saint George's is a close knit community where your child is more than just a number! The curriculum is individually-challenging and strongly encourages "critical thinking", something that can not be achieved in the largely overpopulated classrooms of the public schools. Add caring teachers, extremely involved parents and a gorgeous environment to the mix and what you end up with are well educated kids ready to tackle the world and all it has to offer. No school is perfect but I strongly recommend St. George's to anyone in the Spokane area wanting more for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2012

I have attended 6th, 7th, and 8th grade at this school as a student, and the difference between it and the public school I attended in my grade-school years is astounding. Not only am I happy to finally be able to work at my own level, but Saint Georges offers a variety of opportunities not normally given at schools. I am able to experience teachers that care, have fun learning, and participate in a variety extra-curricular activities. Also, most of the students are well-mannered, respective, and very acceptant. I love Saint George's for its challenges in academics, sports, and personal growth. Students are pushed to work hard, at a level at which they are rapidly learning, but are not under or over-worked. It's an excellent colllege preporatory school and I am proud for having attended it even just for a couple years.


Posted February 13, 2012

The Saint George's School website has facts or call Admissions at 509.466.1636 x 304. Teacher bios accompany admission packets. Regarding faculty turn-over, 19 teachers have left over the past five years. 15: relocated to advance their or their spouse's career, passed away, hired as a short term sub, or retired. 4, unfortunately, lost their job due to either a decline in enrollment in their specific subject area or for poor performance. 22 non-teaching members have left due to economic cut backs, career advances, retirement, re-location, or poor performance. Teacher s salaries are 93% of public school salaries. 39% of students receive financial aid. Over 1 million dollars goes to financial aid serving income levels <$30,000 to $160,000. Homework varies according to grade level and student ability; usually 2 hours for high school if study halls are not utilized. No one likes or can work with a parent and/or child who bullies. Bullying is not tolerated. Families are asked to leave regardless of income. Cheating is not tolerated. In reviewing the list of teachers who have left, I cannot figure out who would write the previous review leading me to believe it was falsely submitted.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 21, 2011

,The sister of Bill Gates gave generously to inprove the staff salaries and buildings, but the teacher and staff turn over is outrageous. Many teachers do NOT have teaching certificates.. Putting 12 privileged, parent supported, entitled students together will naturally produce high test score anywhere. Your child is ensured entry to a private university but 3=4 hours of homework per night is the norm. Wealthly parents run the school, lots of pressure and bullying and unfortunately many students cheat.. After 5 years I left.. Teachers are bullied by parents, and not supported or paid well.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 16, 2011

I have two kids at SGS. Both came from the public schools. The difference is pretty incredible. I notice it particularly in the types of homework they have. In public school, they had worksheets to fill out and that was about it. At Saint George's, the teachers give them projects, papers, and problem sets (in math). It takes them some time, but I think they are actually learning how to think about things, not just memorize. Also, they have great teachers, who care about them. Their teachers respond to our e-mails and phone calls almost immediately (it seems!). It's expensive, and that is hard, but is is so worth it for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2011

I have three children who attend or have attended SGS. The school does an outstanding job identifying each child's unique learning style and giving them a platform to succeed. My children were not gifted, but they have developed such strong study habits and critical thinking skills that they are scoring well on standardized tests. My college student is top in his class and spends much of his time helping those students who were not as well prepared for the rigors of a college curriculum. Saint George's School is a true college preparatory school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2011

Every child should feel as known, loved, and attended to as my child does at Saint George's. He gets to learn at his level in his way. Not to mention the amazing campus where the students are learning all the time. Check it out!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2011

St. George s is an amazing school. My children love to get up and go to school. The teachers take time with the children and know each individual and how they best learn. They offer opportunities to help children grow and develop the confidence needed to become successful adults.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2011

Saint George's School has the top teachers in the region. Teachers know each child, pushes him or her to excel beyond expectations, and truly care. Kids here LOVE school! They love learning and they love their teachers. As parents, we can't imagine anything we would rather invest in than our children. We feel so fortunate that Spokane has this "hidden gem" for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2011

Saint George's offers an exceptional independent K-12 experience. Class sizes are small, teachers know the children well and there are an amazing number of extracurriculars available given the size of the school. I have found the teachers to be dedicated, caring and willing to go "above and beyond" to help their students. Students are challenged and nurtured, and they are kind and helpful to one another. The campus is extraordinary. The beautiful setting of the Little Spokane River, trees and hills is used extensively by students and teachers for both curriculum and recreation. My child is thriving. Absolutely worth the investment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2011

This school is a hidden gem! The campus makes a such a great learning environment and my kids love to learn. The teachers know each child so well, and get so much out of their students. Creativity, the arts, performance and presentations, robotics, math, writing are all superior experiences at SGS. It's a wonderful community to be a part of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2010

This school is perfect if your child is already a high achiever. Otherwise, the teachers and students will berate him or her constantly. As a college prep school, it really isn't that successful, as its graduates get into the same colleges as Mead, Mt. Spokane, LC, etc. graduates, only they didn't pay 15K a year to get the same quality of education. There are much better private schools out there, this is basically a public school with a private school price tag.


Posted April 26, 2010

Great location, great atmosphere, small class sizes, the best teachers in the world!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

I'm biased, because I work here, but what I love most about Saint George's is the synergy. Students do their homework partially because most of the other kids do theirs. Faculty collaborate together. The expectations are high, but so is the achievement.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 12, 2010

Great teacher/student interaction, awesome community of leaners
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 7%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Black 3% 5%
Hispanic 1% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:20 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Joe Kennedy
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Non-religious
Associations
  • NAIS
Fax number
  • (509) 467-3258

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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2929 W Waikiki Rd
Spokane, WA 99208
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Phone: (509) 466-1636

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