Instruction in the liberal arts...produces lively, persevering, and refined lovers of truth.
A K-8 classical Christian school in Lexington, VA.
St. George is a faculty of friends, who believe that the health of a child fundamentally depends upon the nourishment of their minds and souls, and who believe that a confused and under-educated world needs to heed the call of our fathers to return 'to the sources' of our civilization, our Western and American culture, and to the God who made us.
Our Motto: Corona sapientiae, timor Domini.
"The fear of the Lord is a crown of wisdom."
Why study old books? As C.S. Lewis argues, the study of the classical works of literature gives us greater insight into the past as well as wisdom for directing the present and the future. At St. George, we believe an education provides more than facts and information but formation. A classical education passes down the culture of the Church, leading a child outside of himself, with new skills and new desires to know, for its own sake, the world and the people that God made. Classically educated students join the ranks of people like William Shakespeare, John Milton, and George Washington,
As an Anglican school, St. George provides students with the best of both Protestant and Catholic worlds. The Anglican Church follows the teachings of Christ's Church as it developed in England. Students study the Bible as the authoritative word of God, interpreted with the whole consensus of the Church throughout history. We teach the classics of the English language of devotion and prayer: the King James Bible and the traditional Book of Common Prayer. Prayer is an essential part of whole person education, as it shapes the mind and the soul, crowning the virtuous life with Faith, Hope, & Love.
Students at St. George will learn the ancient prayers of the Church, and in the process learn to pray better themselves. Each day begins with Mattins and ends with Evensong. In these two services of prayer and worship, students will recite most of the 150 Psalms once a month, they'll read most of the Old Testament once and the New Testament more than once in the school year. The school calendar is guided by the calendar of the Church, and divided into three terms named after the saints: Cyprian term, Nicholas term (during Christmas), and Patrick term (for St. Patrick), In addition to learning Latin, the language of the ancient Western Church, students will study the Scriptures and the history of the Church in Christian Studies classes at each grade level.
Our faculty includes an experienced pastor with a doctorate in the history of Christianity, a lifelong school administrator, a registered nurse and a professional engineer, all with a passion for improving the hearts and minds of the children and students of Rockbridge County. Together we have over 60 years of educational experience.View our faculty
St. George is under the spiritual direction and care of the Diocese of the Central States of the Reformed Episcopal Church (ACNA). We are members of the Anglican School Association, as well as the Association of Classical Christian Schools and the Classical Latin School Association.
The majority of our Board members and Faculty are members of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Lexington. We invite everyone to worship with us at 11 a.m. on Sundays.
St. George Classical School admits students of any race, color, or national or ethnic
origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or
made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational
policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or
other school-administrated programs.