"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old,
he will not depart from it."
St. George Classical School began in the Fall of 2021 as a conversation between a few friends at St. Paul's Anglican Church. We are a classical Christian day school for grades K-8 located just outside of Lexington, VA.
As a school that is classically Christian and Anglican, we offer a classical English language education that aims to shape the whole person, body, mind, and soul. We aim to provide a challenging curriculum with hands on learning and training in life skills and Christian values, in order to help shape students into better sons, daughters, citizens, and neighbors.
We aim to offer the proper nourishment for the student's mind by teaching the classics of Western literature (the Trivium & Quadrivium) and Latin and encouraging respect for the wisdom of the past. In sum, our goal is to foster in each student a renewed longing for God, in Christ Jesus, as the Greatest Good and for loving their neighbors as themselves.
There are many things that could be said about Saint George of Merry England (d. 303 A.D.), but what is most important is that he was a Roman soldier, who lost his rank in the Praetorian Guard when he publicly professed his faith in Jesus Christ. This decision cost George his life, and he was counted among the martyrs of the early church.
A medieval story about St. George says that he once rescued a young damsel in distress from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon. In this way St. George's victory reflects the victory of Christ and His people over sin & the Devil, recalling the words of the psalm: "the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet" (Ps. 91:13). The martyr's crown of victory is reflected in our school motto, "Corona sapientiae, timor domini," which means, "The fear of the Lord is a crown of wisdom" (Ecclus. 1:18). Together the school keeps the Feast of St. George each year on April 23rd.