St. George Classical School began in the Fall of 2021 as a conversation between a few friends at St. Paul's Anglican Church. We are a classical Christian day school for grades K-8 located just outside of Lexington, VA.

As a school that is classically Christian, we offer a classical English language education that aims to shape the whole person, body, mind, and soul. We aim to provide a challenging curriculum with hands on learning and training in life skills and Christian values, in order to help shape students into better sons, daughters, citizens, and neighbors.

About St. George

We aim to offer the proper nourishment for the student's mind by teaching the classics of Western literature (the Trivium & Quadrivium) and Latin and encouraging respect for the wisdom of the past. In sum, our goal is to foster in each student a renewed longing for God, in Christ Jesus, as the Greatest Good and for loving their neighbors as themselves. 

To provide a 'back to the sources' education rooted in the sources of our Western and American heritage.

To shape the hearts of students in a life of intellectual and moral virtue crowned by Faith, Hope, and Love through training in the classical liberal arts, daily liturgical prayer, and godly mentoring.

Our Mission

We are currently housed at Oxford Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Virginia but we are exploring the option of moving our campus to a location closer to downtown Lexington.

If you have any questions about our location or would like to know more about where we're heading next year, please contact the office.

Our Location

Our school day begins at 8am and ends at 3:30pm. We are exploring options for after school care for our students beginning in the 2024-2025 school year. If you're interested in after care, please contact us to learn more. 

View the current school calendar. Next year's calendar will be added in early 2024. 

School Schedule

We are in the process of working with a scholarship foundation that would allow for parents to make a tax deductible donation to the school that could be earmarked for their child.

This program will help offset the cost of tuition for many local families.

More details will be available for this program soon, but if you have any questions, please reach out to us at 

Scholarship Fund

There are many things that could be said about Saint George of Merry England (d. 303 A.D.), but what is most important is that he was a Roman soldier, who lost his rank in the Praetorian Guard when he publicly professed his faith in Jesus Christ. This decision cost George his life, and he was counted among the martyrs of the early church.

A medieval story about St. George says that he once rescued a young damsel in distress from the clutches of a fire-breathing dragon. In this way St. George's victory reflects the victory of Christ and His people over sin & the Devil, recalling the words of the psalm: "the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet" (Ps. 91:13). The martyr's crown of victory is reflected in our school motto, "Corona sapientiae, timor domini," which means, "The fear of the Lord is a crown of wisdom" (Ecclus. 1:18). Together the school keeps the Feast of St. George each year on April 23rd.

our mascot:
 St. George the Martyr

Debbie has over 40 years of experience as a teacher, administrator, and tutor. Her formal education includes a B.A. in Education (St. Andrews Presbyterian College) an M.Ed. in Public School Administration (Virginia Commonwealth
University), and an Administrator’s Type D Professional Certification (University of Colorado).

Debbie taught and held administrative positions in various public schools in Virginia and Colorado for 25 years. From 1997-99, she was Elementary Principal of the American School in Campinas, Brazil, where she strengthened their Montessori program for pre-school and early elementary students and improved instructional methods for international students in
kindergarten through 5th grade.

While researching appropriate curricula for the needs of her students, Debbie developed a passion for the classical approach to education. She also
taught dyslexic students at the Riverside School in Richmond, VA from 2008-2011. In 2014, Debbie started the UPHA Open Gate Learning Center to provide academic support to young equestrians during national competitions.

Director of Education

Debbie Murphy

John is a retired engineer who worked for 40 years in printing, packaging, and papermaking. Throughout his career, John placed a strong emphasis on the training and development of technical skills among employees, customers, and engineering students.

John launched a cooperative education program with Virginia Tech and mentored several students while they learned practical engineering skills on the job in between semesters at school.

John developed and taught many seminars in printing and papermaking for colleagues and customers. He has also supported Debbie Murphy’s tutoring
program for equestrians and has tutored students in math, science, and other subjects.

Latin, Math & Science

John Murphy

Sophie is currently working on her MA in Theological Studies at Regent College, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her thesis is on the role of fairy tales in children’s spiritual formation. While living in Vancouver, she worked as Regent’s writing tutor, guiding masters students from all backgrounds through the research and writing process.

Prior to Vancouver, she worked in the photography industry and studied public relations and philosophy at the University of Georgia. Sophie was classically educated as a child, to which she credits her deep wonder at all things - creation, literature, philosophy, theology, and the list goes on. This is her first time living in Virginia, and she can’t wait to explore all the natural and historical wonders with her husband, Christian, a law student at Washington & Lee. When she isn’t tramping through the woods or burying her head deep in a book, she enjoys writing stories and playing tennis, board games, and the violin.

4th, 5th and 6th Grade Teacher

Sophie Burkhart

Hailey Siperko will be our K-2 assistant this year. Hailey is a recent homeschool graduate. With a passion to learn how to best support, empower, and encourage others to fulfill God’s will for their lives, Hailey is pursuing a degree in Psychology through an online study program. When she is not studying, Hailey can be found practicing creative writing, paddle boarding out on a lake, going on long walks, or reading a good book.

K-2 assistant

Hailey Siperko

Teacher spotlight! Mrs. Krista Jones will be teaching art classes this year. Krista Jones is a brand and website designer and one half of the Davey & Krista duo. Krista earned her design degree in the Philadelphia area and then went on to spend several years working as a web designer for a Christian nonprofit before starting her own photography & design business.

After photographing more than 130 weddings and launching the one of the largest communities in the world for creative business owners, Krista decided to make helping creatives run better businesses her full time gig. Krista and her husband Davey specialize in helping people create brands that book through custom branding and website design, consulting, and search engine optimization.

Art Teacher

Krista Jones

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