PREP SCHOOL

In the Prep School, students continue to think critically and challenge assumptions; use complex, real life examples to underpin knowledge and skills; steer their own learning; and develop as well-rounded individuals who can collaborate effectively and act ethically.

Our Curriculum

St George’s School Windsor Castle is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education – that we believe is important for our students.

WHAT OTHERS SAY

IB is well known to us for excellent preparations. Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript.
Marilyn McGrath Lewis, Director of Undergraduate Admission Harvard University
As a parent, it’s been very exciting to have been involved right from the start with the move to the IB curriculum at St George’s. You can really see the students responding positively to the changes. My son, who’s now in year 4, seems much more content, very interested in all aspects of school life and is always ready to share information he’s learned.
St George’s Parent
An IB education provides students distinct advantages as they enter a world where asking the right questions is as important as discovering answers.
William Goldsmith. Head St George’s School Windsor Castle

Our curriculum:

  • Addresses students’ academic, social and emotional well-being
  • Provides a learner-centred framework
  • Encourages students to develop independence and to take responsibility for their own learning
  • Supports students’ efforts to gain understanding of the world and to function comfortably within it
  • Helps students establish personal values as a foundation upon which international-mindedness will develop and flourish
  • Provides students with opportunities to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Encourages international-mindedness through deep inquiry into both local and global perspectives

St George’s Learner Profile

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INQUIRERS

We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

KNOWLEDGEABLE
We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
THINKERS
We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
COMMUNICATORS
We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
PRINCIPLED
We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
OPEN-MINDED
We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
RISK TAKERS
We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination, we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
BALANCED
We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives – intellectual, physical, and emotional – to achieve wellbeing for ourselves and others. We recognise our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
CARING
We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others in the world around us.
REFLECTIVE
We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

STRUCTURE OF THE SCHOOL DAY – PREP SCHOOL

TimeDescription
08:15Registration and form time
09:10 – 10:50Periods 1 & 2
10:50 – 11:20Break time
11:20 – 13:00Periods 3 & 4
13:00 – 13:50Lunch time
13:50 – 14:00Afternoon registration
14:00 – 15:40Periods 5 & 6
15:40Form time
15:55 – 16:10Snack (for students staying after 15:55).
16:10 – 16:55Prep or Activity (optional)
17:00 – 17:45Prep or Activity (optional)