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St Georges College Argentina Private School

Address: Guido, 800, Buenos Aires

Description St Georges College Argentina Private School

The private non-profit school St. Georges College Argentina adheres to bilingual education and accepts both boys and girls (coeducational) for programs. Here they honour traditions and customs while at the same time closely following all innovative methods and means of education, providing high-quality programs that meet high European educational standards. The main goal is to provide quality education for any student, a comprehensive and harmonious development of the individual, an active member of society, a thinking and objective person. Active social skills are actively developing, ethical standards are being introduced, so that graduates can feel comfortable in the conditions of the modern world.

St. Georges College Argentina was founded more than 100 years ago (approximately in 1898) by the Rev. J. T. Stevenson: this Anglican priest arrived in Argentina as chaplain of the Church of All Saints (Quilmes). The educational institution was created to study the sons of British nationals working and staying on the territory of Argentina.

Initially, only 6 people were enrolled here, but the school quickly grew stronger and expanded, and today there are places for a boarding house for 350 people. In the 1960s, the department of daytime education was opened, and since the 1970s, girls have started to be accepted  and adopted the principle of mixed education. For many years the national composition of the students has gradually changed: today most of the students are Argentines or foreign pupils, and few of them have British roots, as it was at first.

In 1989, the Board of Governors opened a partner college in Los Polvorines, based on the values, traditions and rules already adopted, drawing on the many years of experience accumulated during the work of St Georges College Argentina in Quilmes. The first reception of pupils took place already in 1990: they were junior schoolchildren and participants of the kindergarten program. The secondary school was opened in 1991, immediately after the younger one, and today the college is already teaching about 620 children.

St. Georges College Argentina has maintained established partnership international relations since its founding: the first teachers were foreigners who established the educational process in accordance with high British and European standards, provided an international, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The college was one of the first in the territory of Argentina, which offered the students studying on the international IB program. Today, they skillfully combine a vivid national flavour and characteristics with the traditional British education system, bringing out in children diligence and perseverance.

St. Georges College Argentina is located at the distance of 20 kilometers south of the capital city of Buenos Aires, in a cozy and picturesque area, and the total campus area reaches 27 hectares, in which architectural examples are harmoniously combined, many are more than 100 years old, and natural attractions and beauty. The school offers full-board education, with accommodation in the territory: thus, an even more attentive approach to students is achieved, close attention to their successes and achievement. Teachers and educators are always ready to help the students with valuable advice or recommendation, to support in any endeavors, to resolve complex disputes and questions. The board is available to students from 6th grade and older - the question of the residence of young students is solved individually.

The teaching staff is represented by qualified employees - representatives of more than 15 countries of the world. St. Georges College Argentina is accredited by many well-known organizations and educational structures, has the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award:

  • EPEA;
  • BSA;
  • HMC;
  • IB;
  • ESSARP;
  • LAHC.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in St Georges College Argentina Private School

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
11-14
from 25 000 $ / semester

Quick overview: The educational program fully complies with both high British standards and the requirements of the Argentine National Curricula national system. The proposed list of disciplines for studying helps to form a stable knowledge base and skills in order to continue learning on more complex and in-depth programs. All directions and subjects are divided into blocks - international students must choose one of each:

  • English;
  • Spanish;
  • Mathematics;
  • Science;
  • Social and Human Sciences;
  • Visual and Performing Arts;
  • Technologies;
  • Physical Culture and sport.
Annual
16-18
from 25 000 $ / semester

Brief information: The college was one of the first in the territory of Argentina, which invited students to undergo the international IB program. This course provides an opportunity to effectively and comprehensively prepare for continuing education in almost any country in the world - the IB certificate is considered very prestigious and accepted by educational institutions in all countries.

List of subjects to study:

  • English;
  • Spanish;
  • Mathematics;
  • Science;
  • Social and Human Sciences;
  • Visual and Performing Arts;
  • Technologies;
  • Physical Culture and sport.

Accommodation and food

All children who entered a boarding school are assigned to one of the houses: it is not just a separate building, but practically a family with its own charter and rules. Students constantly defend the honour of their home and its dignity in various contests and competitions, constantly feel belonging to the common brotherhood. The system of houses helps to bring up in children a feeling of constant mutual assistance and support, feelings of a brotherly shoulder. The total number of houses is four, all of them are under the constant supervision and care of educators, who are responsible for the safety of children around the clock. Also, for individual groups of students, a mentor is assigned: he helps them to learn in a new environment for themselves, helps with the solution of any problems and controversial situations, is always ready to listen and support.

Two comfortable residences are built on the territory of St Georges College Argentina (boys and girls live separately), each has its own responsible tutor. The pension for boys is designed for 60 people and has 1-2-bed bedrooms. There is also a small common kitchen, a cozy living room with TV, billiards and ping-pong tables, table games. The residence for girls includes bedrooms for 2-4 people, a lounge for rest with TV, DVD and computers, 2 large showers (6 showers in each), a well-equipped kitchen.

The total number of students is as follows:

  • 777 students (335 girls and 442 boys);
  • There are 43 full-time students in the full board (16 girls and 27 boys).

There is also the possibility of a five-day boarding house (on weekend students leave the campus) and the so-called Flexi-boarding house (selected days of the week).

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: art, biology, chemistry, economics, English, history, maths, music, musical art, physical Culture, physics, Spanish
Events list: Athletics, cross, dancing, diving, Dramatic circle, field hockey, fitness, handball, music studio, rugby, Swimming in the pool, tennis, volleyball

Events St Georges College Argentina Private School

Various leisure and entertainment events, sports games, parties and parental days are constantly organized for pupils in the daytime and in the evening. You can engage in various types of creativity and art, participate in theatrical performances, go on excursions, including trips to other regions and even countries. There are a large number of student organizations and associations: 911, Green Committee, Border Committee, Student Fund Raising and others.

The sports life in the school walls is no less developed: it is believed that a full and comprehensive development of the personality is impossible without physical activity and sport. Available sports and physical activity:

  • Rugby;
  • Hockey;
  • Swimming;
  • Football;
  • Athletics;
  • Golf;
  • Tennis;
  • Cricket;
  • Basketball;
  • Rugby;
  • Volleyball;
  • Gymnastics;
  • General fitness;
  • Aerobics;
  • Jumping on trampolines and etc.

There are art courses: imagination and aesthetic taste in children develop from the smallest age, even from a kindergarten. Annually large performances and concerts are held in the local theater, where each child will be able to take the necessary part, to reveal their talents and creativity, to share ideas with like-minded people. You can learn photography, choreography, painting or graphics, singing or playing musical instruments, learning cinematography. Also, six large theater productions are held each year, which are conducted in English or Spanish. Constantly held interesting master classes, Open Days, creative meetings and talks, lectures with various masters and specialists.

Academic program St. Georges College Argentina is harmoniously complemented by sports and creative pursuits, interesting and informative recreational activities and entertainments - each child will be able to show his talents and abilities, find like-minded people. social, charitable and public events are also provided, helping to develop valuable personal and moral qualities (such as compassion, respect, tolerance and tolerance, the desire to help another person, the ability to hear and perceive someone else's point of view and defend their opinion). In their spare time students can do:

  • Theatrical and dramatic art;
  • Taekwondo;
  • Arts;
  • Music art;
  • Singing in choir or vocal group;
  • Playing musical instruments;
  • Participation in the activities of school national teams;
  • Cooking;
  • Choreography;
  • Knitting;
  • International activities;
  • Karate;
  • Yoga;
  • Tennis;
  • Golf;
  • Origami;
  • Horticulture and etc.

Equipment St Georges College Argentina Private School

The spacious, well-groomed campus of St. Georges College Argentina in 27 hectares includes everything necessary for quality and effective teaching and comfortable rest. There is a separate theater complex with a hall for 800 people, a chapel in the style of English Gothic, a sanatorium block and a cafeteria. There are modern computer classes with the latest PCs, Internet access, video projectors, office equipment (printers, copiers), DVD and TV equipment, digital photography laboratory and photography. Separately, a spacious lecture hall has been built for 60 people, a music school with 6 studios for instrumental skills, 3 large media libraries with rich electronic funds (one for each educational level). There is even a livestock farm!

The sports infrastructure is as well developed. Children have access to fields for playing:

  • Football;
  • Rugby;
  • Cricket;
  • Hockey;
  • Tennis courts;
  • Volleyball;
  • Basketball;
  • Handball courts.

In the school there are equipped 2 spacious swimming pools, squash courts, fitness center, halls for aerobics, gymnastics, yoga and dance.

On the territory there is a sanatorium medical building: therapist, general practitioner and 4 qualified nurses are constantly on duty here, who are ready to provide medical assistance to children around the clock. All rooms are open to foreign students throughout the day and evening, even at a later time: gym, swimming pool, library, computer classes and everything else.

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