Boarding Schools George School
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Founded in 1893, George School is a Quaker, coed boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12. It is wooded and sunny, quiet and energetic, serious and playful. It’s a comfortable, stimulating place to be yourself, to discover new worlds, to help others. You can study calculus and social justice. Chinese and woodworking. Chemistry and golf. In short, George School is a great place to get ready for college. But that’s just a benefit of getting ready for life.
George School’s campus is 240 acres of open lawns and beautiful woods. Facilities include a solar-powered greenhouse, two athletic facilities including an eight-lane pool, ten playing fields, ten outdoor tennis courts, stables and two riding rings, as well as a Student Health Center, bookstore, coffeehouse, post office, and snack bar. The library houses 20,000 volumes as well as electronic and computer resources, and participates with over 2,000 libraries in interlibrary loans. A new, state-of-the-art green (environmentally friendly) library and learning commons opened in fall 2009.
George School is one of a few U.S. boarding schools offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. It is an extraordinary and challenging two-year curriculum in your junior and senior years. The Diploma Program structures and balances rigorous academic work with requirements that push you outside the classroom into community service, creativity, and physical activity. It will get you ready for college here in the States or at universities around the world.
Dean’s Advisory Group. The Dean’s Advisory Group is comprised of three teachers and three students, including the Clerk of the Discipline Committee, Clerk of the Faculty, one other teacher, one student member of the Discipline Committee, plus two others selected by Student Council. This group meets regularly to advise the dean of students about non-academic issues that might surface in the community that deserve the special attention of (or early intervention by) the dean of students.
Weekend Activities. Each weekend, events at George School take on a theme. Whether it’s Harvest Weekend or Food & Fun Weekend, Sibling Weekend, Spring Outdoor Weekend, or even Study Weekend, it might mean things get crazier or actually slow down a bit.
Top colleges attended by students
New York University, Temple University, American University, Dickinson College, Drexel University, George Washington University, Penn State University – University Park, Saint Joseph’s University, Georgetown University, University of Pennsylvania
What the school looks for in students…
“We look for students that have a strong academic background and community values.”