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St. George's School Vancouver

School rating 4.8 / 5 by

4175 West 29th Avenue Vancouver BC V6S 1V1 Canada
Boarding
6th to 12th
Day
1st to 12th
Gender
Boys only

Academic

St. George's School Vancouver review by .

Average work load at St. George's rose accordingly per grade. The largest work load rise occurred in Grade 11. In Grade 11/12 the expectation would likely be around 2-3 hours a night of Homework. The school emphasized the importance of exams, and the merits of being able to take them and study for them well, but it also helped develop other learning skills. There was always tutoring available to students from teachers. This was an accepted norm. The special benefits were: Facilities for any kind of science, art, computer skill etc needed. A wonderful and comprehensive library, that doubled as an excellent study space. After the end of grade 10, any class over 15 was out of the norm.

College Counseling

The school teaches the student how to work and get good grades. Good grades are....

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

The admissions process at my school consisted of taking an entrance exam and then if....

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

My school was in one of the best neighbourhoods in Vancouver. The dining facilities improved a great amount during my tenure at the school. The plethora of facilities at my school were enough to suit the needs of any boy. It was a very safe environment, where fights never broke out. The social events were somewhat dull, but always successful. ...

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