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St. George's School of Montreal
St. George's School of Montreal
3100 The Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H3Y 1R9
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St. George's School of Montreal

3100 The Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H3Y 1R9
3685 The Boulevard, Westmount, Quebec, H3Y 1S9

Curriculum:
Traditional
Grades (Gender):
K to 11 (Coed)
Tuition:
$17,390 to 21,217/year
Main Language:
English
Avg. Class Size:
12 to 20
Enrolment:
Day: 451 (Gr. K - 11)

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Kathay Carson

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School Address
3100 The Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec, H3Y 1R9
3685 The Boulevard, Westmount, Quebec, H3Y 1S9

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About this school:
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St. George’s School of Montreal was founded almost 90 years ago for one ambitious and timely purpose: to offer a creative, disciplined, and innovative approach to education so that we could, in turn, reliably graduate the creative, disciplined, and innovative thinkers the world so desperately needed. Today, that timeless founding ideal still drives us to stimulate, stretch, and strengthen all facets of our students’ minds, and to graduate young people who are as well-prepared as they are well-rounded.


The Our Kids review of St. George's School of Montreal

our takeSt. George's was founded in 1930 by a group of parents who wanted something different for their children, namely an education that was less based in rote learning and more based in experience and respect for the individual learners. Then, as now, the students didn't wear uniforms, and lessons were learned experientially, through hands-on lived experience. Students take part in projects and programs with students throughout the school, not only their immediate age mates. Students are encouraged to follow the paths of their curiosity, and then given the latitude and the resources in order to do so. That said, there is a structure, too, and the academic program has, throughout the life of the school, proved itself through real, observable results. 



Principal's Message

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Sharon Klein, Head of School

As a parent, you hope to raise your child as someone who values learning, embraces challenges, and knows there is an ongoing discovery of self. As a parent, you probably also envision your child as a confident problem-solver, an engaged and respectful citizen and a self-disciplined individual.

At St. George’s, we share your hope and vision.

If you were to visit St. George's, you would witness programs involving real-life curricular connections such as our Marine Biology Trip, our Integrated Community Service initiative, our Science Mentoring opportunities and many other projects and programs that reinforce learning through hands-on application.

If you were to visit St. George's, you would perceive an environment that encourages students to embrace and enjoy new challenges such as our extensive Extra Curricular Activity offerings and the Off-Campus Education program that prepares students for an active lifestyle post high school.

If you were to visit St George's, what you would see is a culture of self-discovery that once instilled, will be part of your child forever.

If you were to visit St. George's, you would see an approach to education designed to learn and grow; our Grade 7 math program does just that by offering an accelerated program to students with a demonstrated readiness for the challenge.

If you were to visit St. George's, what you would see is commitment to legacy and community that translates into our students becoming engaged and respectful citizens of our school and beyond. Our Big Brother, Big Sister mentorship program, our student ambassadors, the Integrated Community Service program …only but a few examples of how we give life to that promise.

I encourage you to come visit St. George's School of Montreal and see what we see everyday; a school filled with happy and engaged children, learning in an environment of growth and supported curiosity.

Welcome to St. George's!
Sharon Klein
Head of School


Academics


Curriculum Traditional

Primary Curriculum: Traditional


What school says: At St. George’s, we ask our students to actively engage in the process of self-discovery and challenge themselves in order to grow emotionally, socially and cognitively. Best practice research indicates that Teaching, Learning and Curriculum are the basis for the development of effective pedagogy. Our primary focus at St. George’s is on Learning, equally supported by the science and art of Teaching and the development and delivery of enriched Curriculum. At St. George’s, we embrace active and authentic learning by bringing together sequential and divergent thinking for creative thought and problem solving. Through the use of reflective learning techniques, students learn to connect the abstract through meaningful field trips and real-life experiences which engage students beyond the classroom wall and prescribed curriculum. At St. George’s, we practise and champion responsive teaching by applying just-in-time direct instruction prompted by the student’s ability to feel progress. Our environment provides students with the opportunity to safely and confidently develop their own voice and to respect a diversity of ideas and opinions.

  • Approach:
    Focus Language-based
    Academic French immersion


  • Pedagogies and subject courses:

  • Mathematics
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.

    • Textbooks and supplementary materials: This information is not currently available.

    • Calculator policy: This information is not currently available.


    Early Reading
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.

    • DIBELS Testing: This school does not use DIBELS testing to assess reading progress.

    • What school says: This information is not currently available.


    Writing
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.


    Science
    • Teaching approach: This information is not currently available.

    • Topics covered in curriculum:

      Subject = offered
      Biology
      Chemistry
      Ecology
      Geology
      Meteorology
      Physics
      Physiology
      Zoology
    • Treatment of evolution:

      Evolution as consensus theory
      Evolution as one of many equally viable theories
      Evolution is not taught

    Literature
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.


    Social Studies
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.


    Humanities and Social Sciences
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.


    Foreign Languages
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.

    • Languages Offered: • French • Spanish • ESL


    Fine Arts
    • Program offers:

      Subject = offered
      Acting
      Dance
      Drama/Theatre
      Graphic Design
      Music
      Visual Arts
    • Visual studio philosophy:

      Expressive
      Disciplined
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.


    Computers and Technology
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.

    • Program covers:

      Subject = offered
      Computer science
      Robotics
      Web design

    Physical Education
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.


    Religious Education
    • Approach to teaching religious and secular curricula

      Completely segregated
      Mostly segregated
      Completely integrated
      Mostly integrated
      Not applicable
    • Approach to teaching religion

      Scripture as literal
      Scripture as interpretive
    • What school says: This information is not currently available.



    Preschool/K Curriculum Play-based

    • Play-based
    • Montessori
    • Waldorf
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Academic

    Play-based programs are the most common type of preschool and Kindergarten, and are founded on the belief young children learn best through play. Largely open-ended and minimally structured, play-based programs aim to develop social skills and a love of attending school. “Pre-academic” skills are taught, but in a more indirect way than at, say, an Academic program: through children playing in different “stations” set up around the classroom, which children choose on their own volition. Stations often contain an indirect lesson or developmental goal. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active.

    What school says: In Kindergarten at St. George’s, we foster a love of learning within each child. We deliver a purposeful and enriched curriculum through both structured and unprompted teaching opportunities. Hands-on, experiential learning engages our students, and we have fun along the way, ensuring our students have a positive, joyful experience. The children are exposed to both play-based and academic programs in order to prepare them for the social, emotional and academic expectations of elementary grade school.


    Curriculum Pace Student-paced

    • Standard-enriched
    • Accelerated
    • Student-paced

    The main curriculum pace is non-standardized and is HIGHLY responsive to the pacing of individual students, (via differentiated instruction, differentiated assessment, etc). In theory, some students outpace the default/normalized curriculum, while others spend periods "behind schedule" if they need the extra time.

    Flexible pacing:

    Flexible pacing style = offered
    Subject-streaming (tracking)
    Multi-age classrooms as standard
    Ability-grouping (in-class) as common
    Frequent use of cyber-learning (at-their-own-pace)
    Regular guided independent study opportunities
    Differentiated assessment

    What school says about flexible pacing: At the High School level, French and mathematics are streamed to allow for students to work at a challenging level and accomplish their best. In-class work supports heterogeneous and ability groupings as well as some independent study depending on the goals to be achieved.


    Academic Culture Rigorous

    • Rigorous
    • Supportive

    A school with a “rigorous” academic culture places a high value on academic performance, and expects their students to do the same. This does not mean the school is uncaring, unsupportive, or non-responsive -- far from it. A school can have a rigorous academic culture and still provide excellent individual support. It does mean, however, the school places a particular emphasis on performance -- seeking the best students and challenging them to the fullest extent -- relative to a normal baseline. High expectations and standards – and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum – are the common themes here. Keep in mind this classification is more relevant for the older grades: few Kindergarten classrooms, for example, would be called “rigorous”.

    What school says: St. George’s offers a rigorous program with a strong emphasis on identifying challenging goals for each student; supporting them to both Ministry expectations and beyond. We understand that students’ window of development is variable. We therefore put a strong emphasis on students learning to learn and becoming confident and resilient in their ability to handle any challenges. St. George’s community is diverse and respects each individual as having an infinite potential for growth. It is our role to help students tap into that potential.


    Developmental Priorities Balanced

    Primary Developmental Priority: Balanced
    Equal attention is paid to a balance of priorities: intellectual, emotional, social, and physical.

    What school says: St. George’s believes that a person is a whole that requires balanced approach at all times. Our mission is to help our students connect with their intellectual drives and abilities while developing emotional stability and social competence. This can only be done if attention is given to health and physical well-being as we invite students to motivating challenges of all sorts.


    Special Needs Support High

    High

    school provides a high degree of support for special needs students.

    • Academic Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Learning strategy and study counselling; habit formation
      Extra support and minor accommodations for children experiencing subclinical difficulties
    • Mild but clinically diagnosed ADHD
      Support Type = offered
      Accommodations
      Modifications
      Extra support
    • What school says: St. George’s believes that learning difficulties are part of the many challenges that students may face as they mature and grow. We also believe that as a school we need to attend to emotional and social difficulties to ensure that our students reach their full potential.

    • Support for moderate-to-severe special needs:
      Special needs
      Learning disabilities
      ADHD (moderate to severe)
      Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability)
      Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)
      Dyscalculia
      Dysgraphia
      Language Processing Disorder
      Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD)
      Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit
      Developmental
      Autism
      Asperger's Syndrome
      Down syndrome
      Intellectual disability
      Behavioral and Emotional
      Troubled behaviour / troubled teens
      Clinical Depression
      Suicidal thoughts
      Drug and alcohol abuse
      Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
      Physical
      Dyspraxia (Developmental Coordination Disorder)
      Blindness
      Deafness
      Cystic Fibrosis
      Multiple physical
    • Forms of support delivery:
      Support Type = offered
      A regular class with indirect support
      A regular class with resource assistance
      A regular class with withdrawal assistance
      A special education class with partial integration
      A full-time special education class
    • Additional Support:
      Support Type = offered
      Social skills programs
      Occupational therapy
      Psychotherapy
      Speech-language therapy
    • What school says: St. George’s believes that learning difficulties are part of the many challenges that students may face as they mature and grow. We also believe that as a school we need to attend to emotional and social difficulties to ensure that our students reach their full potential.


    Gifted Learner Support High

    High

    School offers a high degree of support for gifted learners.

    Dedicated gifted programs:

    Program = offered
    Full-time gifted program (parallel to rest of school)
    Part-time gifted program (pull-out; parallel to rest of class)

    Curriculum delivery: Acceleration and enrichment (There is an equal emphasis on acceleration and enrichment.)

    In-class adaptations:
    Practice = offered
    Custom subject enrichment (special arrangement)
    Custom curriculum compacting (special arrangement)
    Guided independent study (custom gifted arrangement)
    Cyber-learning opportunities (custom gifted arrangement)
    Formalized peer coaching opportunities (specifically for gifted learners to coach others)
    Custom subject acceleration (special arrangement)
    Career exploration (custom gifted arrangement)
    Project-based learning (custom gifted arrangement)
    Mentorships (custom gifted arrangement)

    What school says: St. George’s believes that exceptionally gifted learners like any other learner have areas of strength and areas of relative competence. As our balanced approach emphasises the integration of cognitive, emotional and social development, we support gifted learners in areas that require assistance and encourage them to new challenges in areas of great motivation and ability.

    Gifted education: If you want to learn more about gifted education, check out our comprehensive guide. It’s the first of its kind: it covers different kinds of gifted schools and programs, and a whole host of issues parents face in finding the right option for their gifted child.


    Extracurriculars

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    What school says:

    This information is not currently available.


    • Sports OfferedCompetitiveRecreational
      Badminton
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Cross-country skiing
      Field Hockey
      Football
      Golf
      Ice Hockey
      Lacrosse
      Rowing
      Rugby
      Running
      Soccer
      Softball
      Swimming
      Tennis
      Track & Field
      Volleyball
    • Clubs Offered
      Art Club
      Band
      Chess Club
      Choir
      Community Service
      Debate Club
      Drama Club
      Environmental Club
      Foreign Language Club
      Jazz Ensemble
      Math Club
      Musical theatre/Opera
      Outdoor Education
      Photography
      Poetry/Literature club
      Robotics club
      Science Club
      Student Council
      Yearbook
      Yoga

    Tuition & Financial Aid

    Tuition

     
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    Day$17,390$20,430$20,683$20,786$20,889$20,990$20,272$20,374$20,477$20,580$21,217


    Discounts

    Discount TypeEnrollment TypeAmount
    2nd child (sibling)all students15%
    3rd child (sibling)all students40%
    4th child (sibling)all students50%


    Need-based financial aid

    Grade range that need-based aid is offered:
    Percentage of grade-eligible students receiving financial aid0%
    Average aid package size$0
    Percentage of total enrollment on financial aid0%
    Total aid available$0

    Application Deadline:
    January 30, 2017 Repeats annually

    More information:

    Application Details:

    This school works with other. for processing financial applications



    Merit based Scholarships

    This information is not currently available.


    Enrollment

    Total enrollment 451
    Average enrollment per grade38
    Gender (grades)K to 11 (Coed)
    Boarding offeredNo

    Student distribution:

    K1234567891011
    Day Enrollment242426303232325454565858

    Admission

    Application

    Admissions Assessments:

    Assessment = requiredGrades
    InterviewK - 11
    SSAT
    SSAT (out of province)
    Entrance Exam(s)2 - 11
    Entrance Essay
    Application Fee

    Application Deadlines:

    Day students:
    Rolling


    What St. George's School of Montreal says:

    HOW TO APPLY FOR KINDERGARTEN:

    Step 1: Submit an application package no later than Friday, October 28, 2016.

    The following must accompany the application form as part of a completed application package:

    • an authenticated copy or true copy (but not photocopy) of the Applicant’s birth certificate showing full names of both parents (this must be in either English or French). If a translated document is submitted, a copy of the original document must be provided as well;
    • a copy of the Applicant’s most recent report card;
    • a recent wallet-sized photograph of the Applicant with the Applicant’s name and grade to which he/she is applying written on the back. This photo will not be returned;
    • if your child has eligibility, a copy of the applicant’s "Déclaration d’admissibilité à l’enseignement en Anglais" issued by the Ministry of Education;
    • if applicable, a copy of the applicant’s educational assessments; and
    • a cheque, payable to St. George's School of Montreal, in the amount of $50.00 representing a non-refundable application fee.

    Step 2: Once the Admissions Office has received your application package, your family will be contacted to schedule a Family Interview. These interviews typically take place in late fall/early winter.

    Step 3: Following the Family Interview, the Admissions office will confirm a Readiness visit for your child. These visits typically take place in early December.

    Step 4: Families are generally notified of the Admission Committee’s recommendation by mid-December.

     

    HOW TO APPLY FOR  GRADES 1 THROUGH 6:

    Step 1: Submit an application package no later than Friday, February 3, 2017.

    The following must accompany the application form as part of a completed application package:

    • an authenticated copy or true copy (but not photocopy) of the Applicant’s birth certificate showing full names of both parents; (this must be in either English or French). If a translated document is submitted, a copy of the original document must be provided as well;
    • a copy of the Applicant’s most recent report card;
    • a copy of the Applicant's final report card for the past two (2) academic years;
    • a recent wallet-sized photograph of the Applicant with the Applicant’s name and grade to which he/she is applying written on the back. This photo will not be returned;
    • if your child has eligibility, a copy of the applicant’s "Déclaration d’admissibilité à l’enseignement en Anglais" issued by the Ministry of Education;
    • if applicable, a copy of the applicant’s educational assessments; and
    • a cheque, payable to St. George's School of Montreal, in the amount of $50.00 representing a non-refundable application fee.

    Step 2: Shortly following the receipt of your application package, the Admissions Office will contact your family to schedule a Family Interview meeting. This visit will include a Student Assessment.

    Step 3:  Families are generally notified of the Admission Committee’s recommendation two weeks following completion of the entire application process.

    HOW TO APPLY FOR GRADE 7:

    Step 1: Submit an application package no later than Monday, October 3, 2016.

    The following must accompany the application form as part of a completed application package:

    • an authenticated copy or true copy (but not photocopy) of the Applicant’s birth certificate showing full names of both parents (this must be in either English or French). If a translated document is submitted, a copy of the original document must be provided as well;
    • a copy of the Applicant’s most recent report card;
    • a copy of the Applicant's final report card for the past two (2) academic years;
    • a recent wallet-sized photograph of the Applicant with the Applicant’s name and grade to which he/she is applying written on the back. This photo will not be returned;
    • if your child has eligibility, a copy of the applicant’s "Déclaration d’admissibilité à l’enseignement en Anglais" issued by the Ministry of Education (http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/en/parents-and-guardians/instruction-in-english/eligibility/);
    • if applicable, a copy of the applicant’s educational assessments; and
    • a cheque, payable to St. George's School of Montreal, in the amount of $50.00 representing a non-refundable application fee.

    Step 2: Grade 7 Applicants are required to complete the Common Admission Test (CAT). You can register for this CAT athttp://registrationbl.qc.ca/. Download these helpful tips and pointers for writing these tests.

    Step 3: Once the Admissions Office has received your application package, your family will be contacted to schedule a Family Interview. These visits typically take place in late September / early October.

    Step 4: St. George's follows the QAIS best practice admission guidelines and will begin notifying families of the Admissions Committee recommendations by November 4, 2016.

    HOW TO APPLY FOR GRADES 8 THOUGH 11:

    Step 1: Submit an application package no later than Friday, February 3, 2017.

    The following must accompany the application form as part of a completed application package:

    • an authenticated copy or true copy (but not photocopy) of the Applicant’s birth certificate showing full names of both parents (this must be in either English or French). If a translated document is submitted, a copy of the original document must be provided as well;
    • a copy of the Applicant’s most recent report card;
    •  
    • a copy of the Applications final report card for the past two (2) academic years;
    • a recent wallet-sized photograph of the Applicant with the Applicant’s name and grade to which he/she is applying written on the back. This photo will not be returned;
    • if applicable, a copy of the applicant’s educational assessments; and
    • a cheque, payable to St. George's School of Montreal, in the amount of $50.00 representing a non-refundable application fee.

    Step 2: Grade 8-11 applicants are required to complete an Entrance Exam. You can register for this exam athttp://tests.registrationbl.qc.ca. Download these Admission Test Tips and Pointers.

    Step 3: The Admissions Office will contact your family to schedule a Family Interview meeting.

    Step 4: Families are generally notified of the Admission Committee’s recommendation two weeks following the completion of the entire application process.



    Acceptance

    Acceptance Rate:

    N/A

    Type of student St. George's School of Montreal is looking for: This information is not currently available.


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    Student Entry Points

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    Day Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
    24 - 26 (74%)00000022 - 30 (79%)0000
    Homestay Acceptance
    (Acceptance rate)
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    Stories & Testimonials

    News

    The St. George’s Method

    Our Approach

    At St. George’s, we ask our students to actively engage in the process of self-discovery and challenge themselves in order to grow emotionally, socially and cognitively.

    Best practice research indicates that Teaching, Learning and Curriculum are the basis for the development of effective pedagogy. These three key components are interdependent and are constantly in motion. Our primary focus at St. George’s is on Learning, equally supported by the science and art of Teaching and the development and delivery of enriched Curriculum.

    “Beyond great academics, beyond athletic victories, beyond getting into the right schools and getting the right jobs, there is frankly the more important business of education, which is an education that embraces not only the intellect but the heart and the passion. St. George’s so respects the value of the individual.”
    – Shawn Levy ‘85, Producer & Director

    Learning

    At St. George’s, we embrace active and authentic learning by bringing together sequential and divergent thinking for creative thought and problem solving. Through the use of reflective learning techniques, students learn to connect the abstract through meaningful field trips and real-life experiences which engage students beyond the classroom wall and prescribed curriculum.

    St. George’s favourable class sizes in the Elementary School and the High School provide the ideal learning environment. The nurturing and respectful classroom setting also allows teachers to adapt to the differences of the individual learner. ...



    Core Values

    Every child has a vast and unknown potential waiting to be discovered.

    At St. George’s, we focus on the whole child. By recognizing and celebrating the individual strengths and needs of each child, we prepare them to go forward in life with confidence and self-assurance. In addition to providing a
    scholastically-rich and rigourous academic curriculum, a St. George’s education nutures academic success and personal growth through the following:

    • The Discovery of Self:  St. George’s encourages its students to develop an internal honesty that helps to determine what interests them. This self-knowledge enables a child to discover who they are and to seek out careers and life situations that will bring them happiness.

    • The Encouragement of Curiousity: In contrast to traditional educational approaches, St. George’s progressive education draws children towards learning, as opposed to pushing them towards it. We empower our students’ curiousity and appetite for knowledge, allowing them to take ownership of their education by encouraging them to be active and equal participants in the classroom.

    • The Acquisition of a ‘Life Tool Kit’: St. George’s rigorous academic standards and extra-curricular programming allows our students the opportunity to develop a range of essential life skills. Critical thinking, problem solving, and adaptability prepares the St. George’s student to continuously evolve and grow throughout the course of their life. ...



    Mission Statement

    St. George’s School of Montreal provides a hands-on, well-balanced and rigorous educational experience. Mindful of the different strengths and needs of all of our learners, we prepare each student for what lies ahead.

    At St. George’s:

    • We challenge students to think critically and express themselves creatively; our students are confident problem solvers.

    • We provide a nurturing, respectful environment that encourages both self-discovery and collaboration; our students enjoy and value learning.

    • We embrace meaningful inquiry and thoughtful reflection within and beyond the classroom; our students grow into engaged and compassionate citizens.

    • Grounded in the themes and practices of progressive education since 1930, St. George’s is aligned and actively engaged with research and innovation dedicated to the education of the whole child.


    “Our graduating child could not have had a better high school experience. We are torn between our excitement for the future and wanting to roll back the years!”

    At St. George’s, we understand the importance of our role in our students’ current and future success and happiness.  We understand the impact that their social and emotional well being can have on their academic performance. We also understand that achievement isn’t only measured in terms of academic and/or financial success. ...



    Associations

    Associations
    • Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Associations
    • The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Associations
    • The Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS) Associations


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