We want our students to take their place in the world as effective and responsible global citizens. Our international curriculum takes a variety of forms to broaden students’ cultural awareness, develop their linguistic proficiency and promote greater self-awareness and independence.
British Council’s International School Award (2021-2024)
St George's has been awarded by the British Council the prestigious International School Award for the fourth time running. The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding and innovative work in international education through links with partner schools overseas.
International Education is split into three sections within St George’s:
Digital exchanges are offered throughout Junior School, Lower School and Upper School. These enhance the learning within curriculum areas.
A unique Global Perspectives course in Upper 4.
International student exchange programmes for Upper 4, Sixth Form and staff.
“Edinburgh’s only all-girls school with a tradition of excellence and an international take on things.”
Good Schools Guide 2023
International Education Curriculum
Digital exchange for P5 students with a partner school in Fort Worth, Texas
Pen pal programme with a partner school in Spain
Digital Exchange for Remove students through Health classes with partner schools in India.
Pen pal programme for Lower 4 students with partner schools in Toronto, Canada.
An opportunity for students in Upper 4 to apply for a reciprocal
exchange to our partner schools in Toronto, Canada and Philadelphia and
Fort Worth in America. The duration of the programme ranges from 2- 4
Pen pal programmes through Languages for students in U4 – U5 with partner schools in China, France and Spain.
for International trips such as a Classic trip to Italy, a Geography
trip to Iceland, Sports tour to Holland to enhance curriculum and
experience different cultures.
Previously the school has
participated in two Erasmus projects with the most recent focusing on
culture in European countries. The process is commencing to apply for a
Global Perspective course delivered in the Upper 4 Curriculum
Develops learners’ ability to consider significant global issues from different perspectives
Encourages learners to work collaboratively and individually and to apply their knowledge in different contexts
transferable skills to complement learning in other curricular areas
and prepare learners to be active global citizens in life beyond school
Encourage critical thinking.
An opportunity for students in U5 and L6 to apply for a
reciprocal exchange to our partner schools in Australia, Chile, New
Zealand and South Africa. The duration of the exchange is 4 – 6 weeks.
Pen pal programme with a partner school in Argentina.
Opportunity for expeditions with Global Action to Nepal and Costa Rica. This happens every 2 years.