St. George's School, Newport

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St. George's School
Middletown, Rhode Island
Type Private coeducational secondary, boarding
Motto Sapientia Utriusque Vitae Lumen
Established 1896
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 370
Campus Suburban
Mascot Dragon
Rival Middlesex School
Affiliation Episcopal
St. George's School--Church of St. George, Little Chapel, and Memorial Schoolhouse
St. George's School, Newport is located in Rhode Island
St. George's School, Newport
Location 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°29′27″N 71°16′6″W / 41.49083°N 71.26833°W / 41.49083; -71.26833
Area less than one acre
Built 1910
Architectural style Tudor Revival, Late Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 04001235[1]
Added to NRHP November 12, 2004

St. George's School is a private, Episcopal, coeducational boarding school in Middletown, Rhode Island, USA, just north of the city of Newport. The school was founded in 1896 by the Rev. John Byron Diman, a member of a prominent Rhode Island family. It sits on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It is a member of the Independent School League and one of five schools collectively termed St. Grottlesex.

The Hilltop[edit]

The school's campus is familiarly known as "The Hilltop", as it is located on a prominent hill just east of Newport. Its oldest buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]


As of the 2014-15 school year, students are required to take a minimum of 4 years of English, mathematics through precalculus, three years of a foreign language, 2 years of laboratory science courses, 2 years of social sciences, 1 or two semesters of religious studies, and 2 semesters of art classes.[3]

Tuition and Fees[edit]

Cost of attendance (2015-2016)[4]

  • Boarding student: $56,000
  • Day student: $38,500

Extracurricular activities[edit]


The school is a member of the Independent School League (ISL) and the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC).[5][6]


Geronimo is a Ted Hood designed 69-foot fiberglass sloop. Three times during the academic year, Geronimo carries students from St. George's School on six-week long voyages. She sails year round between Canadian waters and the Caribbean. Students are taught Nautical Science and Oceanography/Marine Biology while on board. Summer trainees range in age from high school to adult.[7][8]

In popular culture[edit]

Notable St. Georgians (Old Boys)[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings November 19, 2004". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Diploma Requirements" (PDF). St. Georges School. Retrieved 23 January 2015. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Independent School League". Independent School League. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Member Schools - NEPSAC". New England Preparatory School Athletic Council. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "St. Georges School: Geronimo". St. Georges School. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Vessel Details - Geronimo". Retrieved 24 January 2015. 

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Coordinates: 41°29′28″N 71°16′24″W / 41.49111°N 71.27333°W / 41.49111; -71.27333