Saint George School is a student-centered family that emphasizes accountability and honor. The atmosphere of the school reflects the Gospel spirit and Catholic Christian values which nurtures the mind, body, and soul of all.
We foster the development of the student by encouraging growth and self-discipline through an evolving curriculum in a safe environment. We recognize that every person is a unique gift from God and their individuality deserves to be accepted, encouraged, and protected.
Our goal, in partnership with the parents and community, is to provide each student with a spiritual and academic foundation as well as a moral social awareness which will enable him/her to achieve success spiritually, personally, and academically in a global society. Please click here to read our Code of Conduct.
Saint George Catholic School in Erie, PA is a Pre-K through 8th grade co-educational Catholic School founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1944. A Saint George School education fosters the development of the student by encouraging growth and self-discipline through an evolving curriculum in a safe environment. We recognize that every person is a unique gift from God, and their individuality deserves to be accepted, encouraged and protected. At Saint George School, we strive for academic excellence while providing opportunities for leadership and a strong foundation for faith development. Our goal is to provide a moral social awareness that will enable every student to achieve success spiritually, personally, and academically in a global society.
Legend of Saint George
Several stories have been attached to Saint George. The best known is the Golden Legend which involves a dragon that lived in a lake near Silena, Libya. Whole armies had fought against this fierce creature and had collapsed in painful defeat. The monster ate two sheep each day. When mutton was scarce, lots were drawn to attention in local villages and maidens were substituted for sheep.
Into this country came Saint George. Hearing the story on a day when a princess was to be eaten, he crossed himself, rode to battle against the serpent, and killed it with a single blow with his lance. George then held forth with a magnificent sermon and converted the locals. Given a large reward by the kind, George distributed it to the poor and then rode away.
Our Founding Sisters
The Sisters of Mercy came to Saint Geoge School in September of 1945. At the end of the 2005-2006 school year, the last two sisters to teach at our school ended 61 years of dedicated service to this parish by their religious community.