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St. George's School Vancouver

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


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The St. George's School in Vancouver has a very rigorous course load, perhaps harder than anything I have experienced at Stanford University. It has a great Advanced Placements (AP) Program as well as a strong science, social science, and English program. The one conflict at the school is between a Canadian system, where APs are not emphasized and university admissions depends on grade 12 level classes, and an elite American system, where APs are a defacto requirement for admissions from a private school. Still it is definitely the best and most prestigious school in Canada.

College Counseling

The college counselors at St. George's School are good, if not great. They provide good....

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 involves the SSAT, an application, and an interview process. Although no statistics....

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

The school was rounded on the "Rugby" British style of education and retains this character. The school has a chapel, four wings with wing captains, prefects, and a headmaster. I personally loved this old-world aspect to the school, and their emphasis on the well rounded boy, but it is really a matter of personal preference. ...

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