Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction
|English and Spanish
|Native English and Spanish teachers
|Extra languages (other than English and Spanish)
|21 students / class
|24 students / class
This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2023/2024.
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|Number of students
During 2020, 855 students were enrolled for the next academic school year (day students and boarders).
|Number of nationalities represented in the school
Argentine, Korean, Chinese, English, Colombian and Brazilian amongst others. Our boarding programme enables us to have a variety of nationalities represented at our school.
|Most common nationality
The most common nationality is Argentine.
|Ratio of local students to international students
10 % of our students are foreign nationals whilst 90% are Argentine.
|Native English and Spanish speaking teachers
The majority are native speakers in their language of instruction (English & Spanish). However, we have a mixture of External Examinations and National Curriculum, so many teachers rely on bilingual skills as the IGCSEs are examined only in English, but the IB has the opportunity for students to select the language of examination and we do our very best to accommodate these needs.
|Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish
Yes - there are methods of support for students who are not fluent in any of our languages of instruction (English and Spanish). Our international students with limited Spanish have separate timetabled classes in that language. For non-English speakers we have in-class support as well. A specialist teacher works with students at a more beginner and introductory level who need greater support.
There is a Learning Support Centre with two full time specialists who coordinate the process and support the access to all aspects of the Curriculum.
|Additional language classes offered by the school
French is introduced in College.
|Max. number of students per class
*College: 3 divisions with 24 students each one.
|Average number of students per class
College: 22 students in each class.
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?
Classes in Kindergarten & Prep School have two full time teachers - one for English and one for Spanish which covers our bilingual 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 College, and tablets and Chromebooks are commonly used in Prep School and Kindergarten classrooms.
Seesaw and Google Classroom are our lesson management platforms for most subjects from Kindergarten to College. 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.
|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, Prep & College), 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 is a lay school with optional religious instruction available for students.
|How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?
Yes, we have an extensive network of buses bringing students to our campus from different parts of the city each day. This is contracted by the parents.
|External examinations or assessments available
|Results in these examinations
*KET & PET Exams
*IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education):
*International Baccalaureate IB Diploma:
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?
Yes, when appropriate.
|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 4:35 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
98,3% of our 2020 graduates are attending national or international higher educational institutions. The remaining 1,7% responds to former students' absence of accurate information regarding Career & University Choices.
Last five years average: 97,58%.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs
We have a learning support department who work with our students with needs. They are involved with all aspects of the students learning.
|Learning support offered
Involved with the following: admissions interview process, creation of support mechanisms and sharing of details of strategies to support, working with the access arrangements for assessments. Regular meetings with the students and parents to review and update the school records and strategies of support.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students
Apart from differentiated lessons, which implies tailor teaching and learning to meet students needs, there are many opportunities for all students to participate and progress, not just the G & T. We also have had much success in events such as Chemistry, Maths and Physics Olympiads; MUN; International Award; Google Student Educators Awards; CAS Projects; Leadership roles on the Student Council.
|Student access to education psychologist
Yes, our Guidance and Support Team works in close contact with teachers in Prep School & tutors and heads of year, in College. This team accompanies students and their families in their school career, in the development of their learning, emotional and social life.
|Entry evaluation for students
All candidates have to undertake the School’s levelling entrance examination and a personal interview.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required
Oral & Written entrance levelling examinations (Spanish, English & Maths) help determine students appropriate academic setting.
Yes, in most of the Kindergarten and Primary School groups.
|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
Kindergarten: 8 am
|School finish time
Kindergarten: 3 pm
|Supervised care before/after school
Only in the case of boarding students.
|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. This is contracted by the parents.
|School provided lunches
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)
Yes they are. Uniforms are purchased in the School’s shop located on Campus.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered
Saturday Sports Club (Prep and College): Rugby & Hockey.
Co Curricular Workshops (Kindergarten): Musical Instruments, Games & Football-Yoga.
Others: Swimming & Cricket.
|Sports activities included
At St George's Physical Education and Sports are understood as fundamental components in the comprehensive education of students.
*February – March
*April – July
*August – September – October
*October – November – December
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students
Yes, the organization of internal events, Inter-houses and Inter-schools in a local, national or international scale are part of the school’s sports programme.
|Facilities at the school
On our 27 hectares Campus, St George’s College counts with:
*Co-educational Boarding Residence
*Kindergarten Building & Multipurpose Room
*Prep School Building
*College Area: Spanish & English Block, Science Block with Laboratories, Humanities Block, Music Department, Maths Block, Pastoral and College Offices, Lecture Theatre, Art Department, Centre of Innovative Learning, 6th Form Building.
*Centenary Hall Theatre
*3 Libraries located in Kindergarten, Prep School & College
*School Museum and Photographic Archives
|Sports facilities at the school
5 Rugby Pitches
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school
Our learners community profile makes of St George’s College an international educational environment were the responsibility of learning, health care and well-being is shared by all its members.
|Teaching approach of the school
The School offers a bilingual curriculum based on a trans-disciplinary learning and impulsed by concepts, with a simultaneous articulation between theory and practice.
St George’s College is a Student Centred School that broadly encompasses methods of teaching that shift the focus of instruction from the teacher to the student. Student-centered 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-centered instruction focuses on skills and practices that enable lifelong learning and independent problem-solving.