At A Glance

What is an independent school?

Independent schools are nonprofit private schools that are independent in philosophy: each is driven by a unique mission. They are also independent in the way they are managed and financed: each is governed by an independent board of trustees and primarily supported through tuition payments and charitable contributions. They are accountable to their communities and are accredited by state-approved accrediting bodies.

(Source: National Association of Independent Schools)

  • Founded: St. George Episcopal School was founded in 1954. Originally known as the Pilgrim School, St. George moved to its current location in Castle Hills in 1972.
  • Location: St. George is located in the city of Castle Hills within the heart of San Antonio, Texas.
  • School Leadership:
    Rev. Ram Lopez, Rector
    Thor Kvande, Head of School
    Cynthia Klint, President, Board of Directors
  • Accreditation: St. George Episcopal School is a private preparatory school fully accredited by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools. We are a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools, the Texas Private Schools Association, and the Independent School Association of San Antonio.
  • The Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES) is a member in good standing of the International Council Advancing Independent School Accreditation. Each Association Member of ICAISA has voluntarily submitted to a rigorous and impartial review of its accreditation program and demonstrated its adherence to ICAISA Criteria for Effective Independent School Accreditation Practices. SAES is recognized by three state agencies and by eleven Episcopal dioceses within the six states served by the association.
  • Grade Levels: JK-8
  • Operating Budget ('23-'24): 7.9 million
  • 95% of our graduates take AP or Honors classes in High School
  • High School Matriculation 
  • Colleges/Universities our Graduates Attend
  • Average Class Size: 15
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1
  • 1:1 BYOD Chromebook, Windows, or Mac Laptops(Gr. 5-8)
    • 1:1 Chromebooks (Gr. 2)
  • Collaborative & Process-focused differentiated learning
  • K-8 Service Learning Curriculum & Partnerships
  • Daily Chapel and Sacred Studies in Middle School
  • Middle School Musical
  • Rigorous Academic Preparation
  • Explicit Research-based Phonics Program
  • Top-Rated Dimensions Math Program to challenge students to think deeply about mathematics
  • Opportunities for Innovation, Collaboration, and Exploration
  • Engaging Enrichment opportunities
    • Spanish (JK-8)
    • STEAM
    • Music
    • Visual and Performing Arts
    • Technology
    • PE
    • Library
  • Competitive Interscholastic Athletics
  • Nationally recognized Fine Arts programs
  • Intentional Spiritual and Character Formation
    • Strong Episcopal Identity
    • Diverse and welcoming community for all faith traditions
    • Daily Chapel services
    • Community and Service Learning
  • Current Enrollment:538
  • Faculty/Staff: 50 Teaching Faculty, 25 Administrative, Extended Day & Support Staff
  • Gender of Students: 44% Boys, 56% Girls
  • Religions Currently Represented:
    Greek Orthodox
  • Lower School Responsive Classroom
  • SEL Program
  • Daily Division-Level Chapels
  • Leadership Opportunities
    • Fourth Grade Acolyte Program
    • Fifth Grade Ambassador Program

Middle School Athletics:

  • FALL
    • Co-ed Cross Country 5th–8th
    • Flag Football 5th-6th
    • Tackle Football 7th-8th (6-man)
    • Co-ed Soccer 6th–8th
    • Girls Volleyball 6th–8th
    • Girls/Boys Basketball 5th–8th
    • Soccer 6th-8th
    • Swim 5th-8th
    • Boys Baseball 6th–8th
    • Co-ed Golf 5th–8th
    • Girls/Boys Track & Field 5th–8th
    • Tennis 5th-8th

Lower School Athletics:

  • FALL
    • Co-ed Soccer 1st-5th
    • Girls Volleyball 4th and 5th
    • Girls/Boys Basketball 1st-5th
    • Flag Football 3rd-4th
    • Volleyball 4th-5th