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St. George's School

School rating 3.9 / 5 by

372 Purgatory Road Middletown RI 02842 United States
Boarding
9th to 12th
Day
9th to 12th
Gender
Coed

Academic

St. George's School review by .

Academic Strengths: Faculty always available for independent study if you finished the normal coursework within the department. So always ways to challenge yourself. Academic Weaknesses: Weak history department professors. Also, the school does not emphasize the arts enough, in my opinion. Atmosphere of student body: Obviously very competitive compared to public school and courses can be challenging if you are a driven person. But overall students are pretty laid back. I think the SG academic programs prepared me very well. I can't think of any specific examples, but I do not feel at all behind at Georgetown.

College Counseling

I didn't like it because my initial college counsellor was the very experienced guy, but....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

Honestly getting in to prep school is really a weird process. Since this is annonymous....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

Most students are very rich, and a small percentage 20% i feel like are unable to afford weekend dinners etc that many kids enjoy. My experience at SG was a love hate because I made so many long term friends but i didnt get to know any teachers other than my advisor and there was no time to develop my interests. After class, sports, it'd be around 7pm and 8pm would be when study hall would begin....

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