We believe that school should be challenging and meaningful. We believe that knowledge matters; our collective future relies on us knowing more than we do today and acting purposefully on what we learn. We believe that each boy should be known and loved and that learning takes place within relationships. We believe that boys can be good and ambitious at the same time. They should be held to a high standard. Sometimes, pushing our boys to be more, to do more, or to act more thoughtfully and courageously, is the most loving thing we can do as adults. We believe in character and in doing the right thing. We believe in caring for one another, in integrity, and putting others before ourselves. We continue to be inspired by our founders who insisted that “Manners Maketh Men.”
We are Georgian.
How well-suited is your child to RSGC?
- 100% university placement
- Relational teaching
- Computer Engineering
- AP Capstone school with challenging AP course offerings
- Entrepreneurship in class and co-curricular experience
- International Business case study competitions
- Outdoor Education Program and Leadership development
- Rich variety of co-curriculars
- Extensive arts program
- After-school care
Our Take: Royal St. George's College
Royal St. George’s College began as an Anglican choir school, and that tradition remains, in various ways, to this day. The entire school meets every Thursday for evensong, for example, and the houses are Canterbury, Westminster, Winchester, and York. The Royal designation was bestowed by the Queen herself at about the time of the school’s 25th anniversary. In that, and much else, this is a very traditional school, which can at times seem untouched by time and the pace of history. The choral program remains very strong, though is part of a very broad range of extracurricular programs. The school very rightly makes good use of all the cultural centres nearby, including U of T, the ROM, the AGO, and the reference library. Values, too, remain important, and are a draw for many parents who enroll their boys here, whether or not they live within the Anglican tradition.
What does learning at Royal St. George's College look like now?
RSGC has delivered a full distance learning curriculum, both synchronously and asynchronously, with the daily schedule looking very similar to a regular school day. Assemblies, advisor sessions and clubs are doing strong.
In the Junior School, the boys learn the skills required to work productively and respectfully in groups, and also to plan out their independent projects. Learning remotely, they call upon the skills and habits they honed in the classroom. Our Distance Learning Plan extends the learning essentials the boys start working on the moment they arrive on campus. But it’s not only about transferring good learning habits to the home. It’s also about maintaining the close relationships and connections between teachers and students and among the boys. Maintaining community and inclusion is a priority that runs in parallel with continued instruction of the STEM subjects, the humanities, physical education, music and the other subjects.
In the Senior School, phased Distance Learning Plan was designed. Stage one focused on being responsive to the immediate situation and offering stability. Phase two included a full community survey, further honing the learning tools faculty had already launched. In May, RSGC entered the third and final phase, with an optimal balance of live class instruction, protected time for individual questions and support and offline school work.
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