The dream and vision of the clergy, the vestry and the members of St. George’s Episcopal Church, St. George’s Episcopal School was founded in 1969. The school began with nineteen students, and classes were held in the church’s undercroft. Over fifty years later, our community finds itself in its present location on Napoleon Avenue, serving students ages 3 months through 8th grade and still very connected to St. George's Episcopal Church.
Community and inclusivity are vitally important to the mission of St. George’s. While we are an Episcopal School, we affirm many faiths, creeds and world views within our StG community. All students and families—from all religious backgrounds or none at all—are welcome at St. George’s Episcopal School.
JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) work begins with St. George’s Episcopal identity, which calls upon the school to foster a sense of belonging for its students and employees. As a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, St. George’s shares the NAES strategic goal to “articulate a core religious identity within the context of our multi-religious and inclusive Episcopal school communities by promoting values of justice, equity, service, civil discourse and moral courage.”
"Ultimately, as Dr. Rodney Glasgow reminds us, our reason to do this work is not God or that we are Episcopal and it aligns with our values. It is because ‘God asks us to do this work ourselves.’ St. George’s has gone to work. Social justice in this context means that we 'strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.'" - Dr. Joseph Kreutziger, Head of School
The Chaplaincy program of St. George’s Episcopal School is coordinated by Mr. James Post, the Director of Youth Ministries and Outreach at St. George’s Episcopal Church. Mr. Post meets with Lower and Middle School students once each week.
Drawing on passages from both the Hebrew Bible and the Christian New Testament, we teach virtues such as charity, wisdom, courage and justice. Our perspective is, of course, informed by the Episcopal faith, but our mission is to impart lessons of honor and ethics common to all cultures and people of goodwill. Chapel at St. George’s seeks to engage students in a thoughtful and lively manner. Students are encouraged to ask questions, to analyze content critically and ultimately to understand that regardless of faith or creed, we are all part of the human family and worthy of love and dignity.