Founded as an Anglican Choir School in 1961, Royal St. George’s College continues to foster its musical traditions and Christian values.
RSGC began in the 1950s as the dream of John Bradley and Healey Willan. Bradley subsequently enlisted the support of his fellow teachers at St. Andrew’s College in Aurora, most notably Jack Wright, who became the first headmaster of the School, and John Allen, his successor. These founders envisioned a school that would combine the best attributes of the independent school traditions with the training of boy choristers in the music and liturgy of the Anglican Church.
The College opened its doors in 1964 on the property of the Church of St. Alban-the-Martyr. As the school established a strong academic reputation, enrolment grew, as did the campus. A modern classroom wing was built, complete with science laboratories, a library and a full-sized gymnasium.
Shortly after the College’s 25th anniversary, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II honoured RSGC by granting it “Royal” designation, making it the only pre-university institution in Canada with that distinction.
Situated in the historic Annex area in the heart of Toronto, RSGC is close to cultural and academic centres such as the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the University of Toronto, the Toronto Central Reference Library, and numerous theatres. It is easily accessible from all parts of Toronto and from areas served by GO Transit.