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IB, British, and Argentinian
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Ages 2 to 18

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CityBuenos Aires
CurriculumsIB, British, and Argentinian
Languages of instructionEnglish and Spanish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Spanish
Native English and Spanish teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Spanish)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2022/2023.

Address: Gral. Mosconi 3500, Los Polvorines, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Number of students

During 2020, 510 students were enrolled for the next academic school year.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Fifteen different nationalities are represented at our school: Brazilian, English, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Chilean, Venezuelan, Ecuadorian, Uruguayan, Australian, South African, Colombian, American and Argentine.

Most common nationality

The most common nationality is Argentine.

Ratio of local students to international students

6 % of our students enrolled are foreign nationals whilst 94% are Argentine.

Native English and Spanish speaking teachers

The majority are bilingual and able to teach in English. All of our courses and subjects can be taken in English.

Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish

Yes, the Learning (Support) Centre works with students who are not fluent in any or both languages of instruction (Spanish and English) and access to the content is adapted.

We go further by offering demanding IB Diploma and IGCSE courses in newly acquired languages.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin is compulsory in Secondary School as a third language and an option in our IB Diploma Programme. Students are also able to sit for the IGCSE Mandarin assessment.

Max. number of students per class

Pre Kinder (2 year old’s): 17 students.

Junior School (Kindergarten and Primary) & Secondary: 2 divisions maximum 24/25 students in each one.

The average International Baccalaureate Diploma class size is 5 -10 students in size.

Average number of students per class

20 Students.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Kindergarten students have two teachers per classroom and Primary has three in each form, which covers our bilingual (English & Spanish) programme requirements.

Use of technology in the classroom

As a Google Reference School, there is a strong commitment to incorporate new technologies in the classroom in a meaningful and transformative way. We leverage our lessons with our BYOD (bring your own device) policy as student laptops are a requirement within Secondary, and tablets and Chromebooks are commonly used in Primary and Kindergarten classrooms.

Seesaw and Google Classroom are our lesson management platforms for most subjects from Kindergarten to Secondary. Students have access to different applications required by the school at the beginning of each academic year in their electronic devices. Whiteboards form part of the classroom's technological equipment.

Teachers have permanent in-service training to promote innovative practices and methodologies, such as station rotations, VR/AR activities, active learning strategies, design thinking and visible thinking routines.

ManageBac Platform is also used, which is the leading planning, assessment and reporting platform for IB PYP, MYP and diploma schools.

We run Robotics, Coding and Programming classes from Kindergarten up to Secondary school.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes. As a Google Reference School, we have a Distance Learning Programme that includes virtual lessons through Google Meet. Online meetings are also used to keep families informed on their children's progress in virtual Three Way Conference meetings.

Virtual lessons are available for students in all three levels (Kinder, Primary & Secondary), to continue with their learning programmes from home, should the school deem it necessary.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

St George’s College North is a lay school with optional religious instruction available. Catechesis is open to students after school hours.

External examinations or assessments available

Secondary School:
*International Baccalaureate IB Diploma. *IGCSE: International General Certificate of Secondary Education

Junior School (Primary):
*Trinity Exams

Results in these examinations

*2020 International Baccalaureate IB Diploma results:
Pass rate: 78% of which 100% obtained their bilingual diploma.
Average mark: 30 points.

*2019 International Baccalaureate IB Diploma results:
Pass rate: 78% of which 100% obtained their bilingual diploma.
Average mark: 29 points.

*2019 IGCSE results:
Pass rate. 76% (⅕ of our students results rated A* or A).
English as a first language: pass rate 88% (world average 75%)
Maths: pass rate 89% (world average 61%)

*2020 IGCSE results:
November 2020 Examination Instances were cancelled.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, when appropriate.

We try to adopt the Flipped Classroom approach of preparing for project based activity in class by using technology at home to prepare oneself.

Approximate hours of homework given

We stagger it to try to ensure it is an achievable amount as we recognise that our school ends at 4:25 pm and then the students are heavily involved in after school activities including sport, creatives and academics.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

80% of our 2020 graduates are attending national or international higher educational institutions. The remaining 20% responds to former students' absence of updated accurate information regarding Career & University Choices.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have a specialised programme to support children with special learning needs. We have a Student Support Learning Centre with a coordinator that articulates both Junior and Secondary School, as well as our SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and Well-being Teams. They are involved with all aspects of the students learning and well-being.

Learning support offered

The admissions interview process begins the creation of support mechanisms and the sharing of details of strategies to support the learner. Each student has a personal tutor and a team of educational psychologists to support their learning alongside the team of experienced teachers. Regular meetings with the students and parents are used to review and update the student’s learning plan.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

A Student Centred School uses assessment to identify gifted, able and talented students and tailors its teaching and learning to meet student needs through differentiation. Able students are encouraged to participate in Maths and Science Olympiads and the taking a wide range of courses in the international examination programmes offered stretches all of the students. Those wishing to push themselves higher are supported by a personal tutor, an academic leader and highly experienced teachers. A selection of our students successfully apply to universities around the world each year, last year one student was accepted at Stanford in the US.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, the school has a Guidance and Support Team which includes a psychopedagogie, a speech therapist, a music therapist and psychologists. This team accompanies students and their families in their school career, in the development of their learning, emotional and social life. They also provide talks and workshops for the educational community.

Entry evaluation for students

In order to enter the school, all candidates have to undertake the School’s levelling entrance examination and have an interview with the appropriate Head of Section.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Written and oral entrance levelling examinations (Spanish, English & Maths) help determine students appropriate academic setting.

Waiting list

Not at the moment, some classes are almost full.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no deadline regarding registration for a new academic year. Each case is considered individually and on places available.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, St George’s allows students to join an academic year that has already started. Each case is considered individually and on places available.

School start time

8.00 am

School finish time

Junior School: 4.10 pm
Secondary School: 4.25 pm

Supervised care before/after school

No it doesn’t.

School bus service available

Yes, there is an extensive network of buses bringing students to our campus from different parts of the city each day.

School provided lunches

Yes.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes.

Uniform required

Yes they are. Uniforms are purchased in the School’s shop located on Campus.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers many extracurricular activities such as:
Football (Girls & Boys)
Art
Drama Club
Yoga
Hockey
Piano & Guitar
Basket
Religion
Chess
Rugby

Sports activities included

At St George's Physical Education and Sports are understood as fundamental components in the comprehensive education of students. We have a Psychomotricity & PE Support programme.

The Annual Sports Programme:

February to July:
1) GROUP SPORTS
Rugby, Hockey, Basketball (mixed) & Multisport (Handball, Softball, Volleyball)
Swimming for Junior School

August - September - October -
2) INDIVIDUAL SPORTS
Athletics, Tennis, Paddle, & Functional Training

October - November - December -
3) COMBINED SPORTS
Football & Multisports (Hockey (boys), Basketball (girls), Yoga, Spinning)
Swimming for Junior School

Cricket and Golf are practised by those students interested in them throughout the whole year.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, the organisation of internal events, Inter-houses and Inter-schools on a local, national or international scale are part of the school’s sports programme

Facilities at the school

On our 8 hectares Campus, St George’s College North counts with:

*Georgian Hall: is a multi-purpose building that provides dining facilities for the whole school. It is also used for Assemblies, Parent-Teacher Meetings, concerts and drama productions. There is also a lift for the handicapped with access to the changing rooms and the bathrooms.

*Music Pavilion: is used for teaching Music and is fully equipped for this purpose.

*Kindergarten Building: it has eight classrooms, a library and a video room. The glazed hall is used for meetings and other activities. There is an ample playing area outside the building exclusively for Kindergarten students.

*Primary Building: houses spacious, specially designed classrooms which are distributed on two floors around the main hall. There is also a library, two IT labs, a Learning Centre and an Arts room with a multimedia projector. All classrooms are fully equipped with interactive boards. Second cycle students have access to computer islands located outside the classrooms to do research work. The central hall is used for assemblies, official ceremonies, students’ exhibitions, musical performances, among other functions.

*Secondary Building: it has three floors with classrooms specially designed for Language, Humanities and English, plus a conference room, an arts classroom and a library.

*Science Building: houses the mathematics, technology and science faculties. It contains separate laboratories for Biology, Chemistry, and Physics with two adjoining preparation rooms. There is also a Design Technology classroom, an Information and Communication Technology suite and six large classrooms.

*School Shop

Sports facilities at the school

Rugby Fields
Hockey Fields
Football Fields
Basketball Courts
Volleyball Courts
400m Athletics Track
Shot Put Areas
Discus throw Areas
Javelin Area
High Jump and Long Jump Areas
Cricket Wicket
Sports Hall
Access to: swimming pool, tennis courts, paddle courts and an indoor gymnasium

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our learning community profile makes St George’s College an international educational environment where the responsibility of learning, health care and well-being is shared by all its members.

Teaching approach of the school

St George’s College North is a Student Centred School that broadly encompasses methods of teaching that shift the focus of instruction from the teacher to the student. Student-centred learning aims to develop learner autonomy and independence by putting the responsibility for learning in the hands of students. It believes that engaged learning happens best when the lives, interests, knowledge, bodies and energies of the students are at the centre of the learning environment. Student-centred instruction focuses on skills and practices that enable lifelong learning and independent problem-solving.

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