St. George's School

Newport, Rhode Island, USA view map
Co-Ed, Episcopal

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St. George's School is a coeducational boarding and day school for 360 students in grades 9 through 12. For more than a century, the selective school's rigorous curriculum and wide-ranging extracurricular opportunities have inspired students to lives of leadership and service to the world. St. George's 125-acre campus boasts stunning architecture, a neo-Gothic Chapel, and remarkable facilities, all overlooking Newport and the Atlantic Ocean. Our committed educators believe their work occurs not only in the classroom but also in coaching, supervising dormitories, advising students, and coordinating extracurricular clubs and activities. St. George's is committed to enrolling a talented and diverse student body and believes that financial need should never discourage a student from applying for admission to St. George's School.

P.O. Box 1910, Newport, Rhode Island, USA 02840

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Director of Admission: Ryan Mulhern
Admissions Phone:401-842-6600Fax:401-842-6696
Email: Website:

  • Application Deadline: February 01
  • Application Fee: $50
  • International Application Fee: $100
  • Accept TABS Admission Application: Yes

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  • Founded: 1896
  • Campus Size: 125 acres
  • Grades Offered: 9th-12th
  • Accredited by: NEASC
Student Body
Grades 9th-12th
Grades 9th-12th
Girls     150 31 181
Boys     149 34 183
Total     299 65 364

Tuition and Financial Aid
  • 7-Day Boarding: $52,000
  • 5-Day Boarding: N/A
  • Day Tuition Fee: $35,700
  • Payment Plans: Offered
  • Need-Based Aid: Offered
  • Students Receiving Aid: 27.00%
  • Average Awarded: $40,000
School Finances
  • Merit Scholarships: Not Offered
  • Students Receiving Merit Scholarships: 0.00%
  • Average Merit Scholarship: $0
  • Current Endowment: $120,000,000
  • Per Student Endowment: $0

Summary: St. George's School provides a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, high standards, and dynamic classroom discussion. Round tables are prevalent and coincide with our belief in the virtue of small classes and in the benefits of active dialog and debate. Learning at St. George's School has to do with knowing the teacher and the subject matter, and we celebrate the growth that takes part at the heart of our challenging and democratic process. Course planning at St. George's School is an individualized process. Each new student's course of study is individually planned with the advice of the director of studies. Course levels are assigned by department heads on the basis of academic proficiency, not grade level or age. The course-planning process is significant because it enables each student to set goals for the next school year and subsequent years, to explore the numerous options for building on his or her particular strengths, and, through the choices made, to clarify academic priorities.

Department Director: Pat Moss

Average Class Size: 10

Full Time Teachers: 69

Teachers Holding Advanced Degrees: 80.00%

Student/Teacher Ratio: 10/1

Saturday Classes: Yes

Number of AP Courses Offered: 22

Advanced/Enrichment Programs
  • AP Courses
Support Programs
  • College Counseling
  • Evening Study Assistance
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Study Skills Assistance
  • Subject Tutoring
  • Technology Center
  • Writing Center
  • Instructional Services
  • Creative Writing
  • Honors
  • Literature
  • Poetry
  • Asian History
  • European History
  • Honors
  • United States History
  • World History
Foreign Languages:
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • The Bible
  • Ethics
  • World Religions
  • Religion and Politics in America
Humanities/Social Sciences:
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Physics
  • Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Honors Math
  • Statistics
Computer Studies:
  • Computer Science
  • Game Design, App Design, Robotics
  • Band
  • Choral Music
  • History of Jazz
  • History of Music
  • Individual Instructions
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestra
Performing/Visual Arts:
  • 3-D Design
  • Acting
  • Architecture
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Drawing
  • Film and Video
  • Photography
  • Portfolio
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts
  • Welding
Special Programs:
  • Community Service
  • Learning at Sea Programs
  • Semester/Year Off-Campus
  • Study Abroad:
Distinctive or New Programs:
  • N/A
AP Courses Available:
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • English Literature
  • European History
  • French Language
  • French Literature
  • US Government & Politics
  • Latin Literature
  • Music Theory
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • US History
  • World History

Summary: "Life at St. George's is characterized by the strength of the close-knit community. Not only are the relationships between students of all ages exceptional and potentially life-long, the relationships between students and faculty go much beyond that of student-teacher. Because of the nature of being a boarding school teacher, the faculty members of St. George's go much beyond their basic job of teaching. They act as coaches, advisors, friends, and parents away from home. Not only is this beneficial for the development of students, but it is a valuable aspect to the community here at St. George's." –Will Fleming ’13 (Head School Prefect)

Department Director: Katherine Titus

Dorm Life

Number of Dorms: 12

Average Students Per Dorm: 25

No. of Girls Dorms: 6

No. of Boys Dorms: 6

Dorm Amenities:
Laundry Facilities 
Vending Machines 

Dress Code: Other

Student Life

Summary: Nathaniel P. Hill Library renovated in 2011. 29,000 volumes, member of the Ocean State Library Consortium online catalog, and access to over 45 electronic subscription databases. Laptops required of students and faculty; campuswide network and Intranet; all dorm rooms wired for voice and data; widespread wireless access.


  • All-weather track
  • Baseball field(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Technology Center
  • Football field
  • Indoor basketball court(s)
  • Indoor pool
  • Merck/Horton Center for Teaching and Learning

Clubs and Organizations

  • Astronomy Club
  • Community Service
  • Computer Club
  • Debate Club
  • Diversity Club
  • Dorm Proctors
  • Environmental Club
  • Food Council
  • Foreign Language Clubs
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • International Clubs
  • Literary Magazine
  • Math Club
  • Mock Trial
  • Model UN
  • Newspaper
  • Peer Counseling
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Photography
  • Sailing Club
  • Sexualities Club
  • Student Activities
  • Student Government
  • Student Publications
  • Student Radio Station
  • SADD
  • Theater
  • Weightlifting
  • Yearbook
  • Young Democrats
  • Young Republicans

Summary: St. George's School's athletic philosophy is consistent with the mission of the school, which is to educate the student in "mind, body, and spirit." Our athletic program is therefore an extension of our students' overall education, teaching teamwork, sportsmanship, and commitment, as well as how to deal with success and adversity. We offer a wide variety of programs and levels of competition so that all students may be challenged and build self-confidence by participating in competitive sports at the appropriate level. We strive for excellence by encouraging our students to reach for ever-higher levels of proficiency, and we foster a sense of community by respecting and honoring our athletes' contribution to the school. St. George's fields a total of 48 interscholastic athletic teams, with virtually all of its coaching staff also serving as full-time faculty members. We provide excellent facilities, issue the best equipment and uniforms, and provide a safe environment in which to participate. Our program meets six afternoons a week, with contests usually played on Wednesdays and Saturdays. We are a proud member of the prestigious 16-school Independent School League (ISL), where we compete at a high level with much success. Recognizing that not all of our students possess a keen interest in athletics, we promote diversity with the variety of offerings and we encourage our students to try new sports. Our School accomplishes all this while putting athletics in the proper perspective, as a part of our overall program in a residential, academic setting.

Arts Department Director: Mike Hansel

Athletics Department Director: John Mackay

  • A Cappella Group
  • Art Club
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Chamber Choir
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Choral Music
  • Dance
  • Drama Club
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Rock Band
  • String Ensemble
  • Tech Crew
  • Theater
Interscholastic Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Recreational Sports
  • Dance

Summary: At St. George's, the formal college counseling process begins in the fifth form year, with students and advisors meeting in large group, small group, and one-to-one sessions to assess student interests, discuss career goals, weigh the importance of factors such as location, cost, size, and extra-curricular activities, and gain a sense of the range of selectivity a student should have in mind in his or her research of colleges. College counselors at St. George's help a student identify a group of colleges that meet the student's needs academically and that will provide an appropriate environment for a student's continuing personal and intellectual growth. We are in the business of enabling students to see a match, and then aiding them in making that match with colleges throughout the application process. We visit college campuses, attend professional conferences and workshops, and host at St. George's one hundred colleges a year. We offer informed advice to students and their parents at every stage in the transition from the Hilltop to the future, and we value the relationships we establish with families in the course of our counseling efforts.

Department Director: Kelly Richards

College Information

Percentage of Graduates Who Attend College: 100.00%

Colleges attended in the past 5 years by our graduates:

Georgetown Univeristy 14 graduates
Boston College 12 graduates
Middlebury 11 graduates
Brown University 7 graduates
Duke University 7 graduates

Middle Percentile of SAT Scores

25th percentile 75th percentile
Critical Reading 570 680
Mathematics 590 690
Writing 570 680

Notable Alumni

Howard Dean (Class of )

Claiborne Pell (Class of )

Tucker Carlson (Class of )

Julie Bowen (Class of )

Billy Bush (Class of )

Quotes from Alumni

Summary: CAMP RAMLEH-- A graduate of St. George’s School founded Camp Ramleh in 1926, as an organization that provides an opportunity for inner-city children to spend time in the out-of-doors. About twenty campers, ages seven to 12, attend each five-day session. Camp Ramleh employs approximately ten St. George's students as counselors each summer.

Department Director: Peter Dorrien-Traisci