St. George’s Leadership Program
“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others”
– Bill Gates
Developing Leadership skills is an integral part of the St. George’s experience. From Pre-K to 8th Grade our students are encouraged to discover and develop their unique potential and leadership talents. Our students learn about key leadership traits such as:
- Conflict Resolution
- Decision Making
- Goal Setting and Time Management
Our students find that they are well-prepared for success in high school and are often recognized for their abilities as they move on to other endeavors. The list below identifies some of the many ways in which the leadership program is incorporated into the curriculum and school life at St. George’s through stages of their development.
Lower School and Early Elementary –
- Celebration Chapel Recognition for Positive Behaviors
- Peer Reading Buddies
- Friday Chapel Leaders
- House Leaders
- Third Grade Mentors for Second Graders
- 5th Grade Flag Duty and Carpool Responsibilities
Middle School –
- Team Building Field Trips and Exercises
- Student Ambassador Program
- Leadership Roles in Chapel Services
- Sports Team Captains
- Student Council and Beta Club Officers
- Public speaking opportunities
- Outreach projects
- Classes offered in ethics, public speaking, and leadership
Graduation from St. George’s middle school culminates in the completion of capstone projects including an 8th grade Chapel Talk as well as leadership role in service projects and community events.
High School –
At St. George’s, we want our students to obtain valuable skills, make meaningful connections, and gain valuable experiences that will open doors for their futures. With that in mind, St. George’s High School offers a unique program known as SGES Leads that emphasizes both academic knowledge and practical application, so that students are prepared with real-world skills to succeed in a wide range of settings. St. George’s students learn skills in grades 9-12 that many students don’t acquire until college or later. Our leadership development programs include initiatives like:
- Personal development activities designed to help them understand their strengths and leadership potential
- Leadership skills emphasis including:
- Time Management and Organization
- How to Run a Meeting
- Effective Ways to Delegate and Communicate
- Debriefing and Problem Solving
- Each student chairs committees on school organizations like:
- Student Issues Board
- Student Activities Boards
- Clubs and organizations are student-created and student-run; if a club of interest doesn’t exist, students are encouraged to start one.
- Seminars and workshops in ethics, public speaking, and leadership
- High School Juniors fulfill an individual service or outreach project that requires research, planning, organization, and leadership skills.
- High School Seniors complete an individual professional internship which requires them to find a mentor and complete a semester long experience in a field of their choice (e.g., medicine, law, finance, security, agriculture, marketing, etc)
In high school, students actively participate in the LEADS program among other leadership opportunities. At St. George’s, we believe our students have the ability to do great things, to show tremendous personal growth, and to engage meaningfully and purposefully in their communities. Our leadership programs are designed to help them do just that.