About Saint George Academy
Saint George Academy is a private Catholic college preparatory high school located in the East Village of New York City. Founded in 1968 by the Fathers of the Order of Saint Basil the Great and the Ukrainian congregants of Saint George Ukrainian Catholic Church, the academy is a microcosm of the ethnically-diverse community it serves.
Saint George Academy is committed to academic excellence and the spiritual and social development of every student. Our mission is to encourage our students to be independent thinkers and productive citizens, and to prepare our graduates to become leaders in society. Many of our graduates are accepted into some of the best universities in the United States including Harvard, Columbia, Fordham, NYU, and many others.
We enroll students of various ethnic backgrounds who are bright, curious, motivated and show strong academic potential. We strive to create a safe environment in which students can learn, and we maintain small classroom settings where students benefit from one-on-one interaction with their teachers. Our curriculum adheres to strict academic guidelines for learning as prescribed by the NY State Department of Education and we are certified by the NY State Board of Regents.
Students can choose from a host of extracurricular activities including Student Council, Travel Club, Yearbook Committee, Community Service opportunities, and a variety of additional cultural activities. Students also have the opportunity to participate in our sports programs, which include soccer, basketball, and volleyball.
- Impart the teachings of our Catholic faith and inspire our students to pray and worship regularly on Sundays and Holy Days;
- Foster and promote the Gospel values of love of God, love of neighbor, and love of one's self through actions and service to others;
- Deepen understanding and appreciation for one's spiritual and cultural heritage and traditions;
- Teach the basic skills and motivate students to take responsibility for their own learning by developing critical thinking skills, sound judgment, self-direction and creative self-expression;
- Promote understanding and respect for all nationalities, cultures, and religions by encouraging students to see all people as brothers/sisters in Christ;
- Develop habits of intellectual study and research through readings, projects, field trips and assignments;
- Adapt our curriculum to the changing needs of our student population;
- Encourage participation in extra-curricular and inter-scholastic activities as a means of bettering social skills and interpersonal relationships;
- Cultivate an awareness of beauty in the world through music, art and dance;
- Instill knowledge of our American heritage and foster respect and obedience to laws and decisions of legitimate authority.