What are the visiting hours?
Parents and/or agents can visit from 9:00pm – 9:30pm only. You do not have to make prior arrangements to come but you must sign in at the Boarding House office upon arrival.
Can students leave the school alone?
Students cannot leave campus without a staff member. Friends or relatives who would like to take a child off campus for an evening or a weekend must provide Mr. Ira Thomson, the Summer Boarding Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org), with 48-hour notice and written parental authorization. Parents must provide the same 48-hour notice.
St. George’s has long held an excellent reputation for safety and supervision. Our summer boarding students are supervised at a staff:student ratio of at least 1:8 on all tours and activities -and boarding student English language learners are placed in small classes with a maximum of 12 students per class. Our teaching staff are BC-certified teachers and all our staff are highly trained specifically for summer programs positions in areas such as first-aid and leadership. A nurse is on duty daily to consult on any health concerns and all boarders are provided with emergency health insurance coverage.
What time should students arrive?
Arrival time is between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm on the day camp begins. Please contact us if you must come earlier or later.
Where is the residence located?
The residence is called Harker Hall and it is located behind the St. George’s Junior School building. (Approximately 4450 Wallace St.)
The address of the Junior School is 3851 West 29th Avenue, two blocks west of Dunbar Street.
If you are coming from the north, south or east, find Granville St. From Granville St., turn west on West 41st Ave, or West King Edward Ave (the equivalent of 25th Ave) or West 16th Ave. Any of these streets will take you west to Dunbar St. From Dunbar, turn west on West 29th Ave. St. George’s Junior School is on the north side of the street.
If you are coming from the west (UBC), take West 16th Ave to Dunbar St and turn right. Drive south to West 29th Ave and turn right. St. George’s Junior School is on the north side of the street.
If you have trouble finding the boarding house, please call 604-222-5808
What time will the program end? When should students be picked up?
All programs end on a Saturday at 10:00 am.
If your child is flying: we will drive him/her to the airport as long as we have the flight information and he/she is departing by departure day (Saturday).
If you are picking up your child: Please arrive by 10:00am on Saturday. If this is a problem, please contact us. We can plan a different pick-up time
How do I ask for airport pickup?
Email the flight information to the Summer Programs Registrar (email@example.com) as soon as your child’s flight is booked. Include the date, time, airline and flight number. A St. George’s staff member will meet your child at the airport in the arrival hall. He or she will wear a yellow t-shirt with the St. George’s logo on it and carry a sign with the student’s name on it. If there are any problems, please call 604-222-5808 or 778-862-9335.
Is it possible to arrive one day early or depart one day late? If so, how much does it cost?
If due to extenuating circumstances your child needs to request to come a day early or leave a day late, please inquire as to rooming availability (by emailing the Summer Programs Registrar) before booking tickets. Extra nights cost $200.00 each and are subject to approval by administration.