George School at a Glance

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 is 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.

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Community
There are currently 537 students enrolled at George School
49% are female; 51% are male
55% are boarding students; 45% are day students
10.6% are Quaker
27% are international students
37% are US students of color

Number of states represented: 19
Number of countries represented: 43
Number of faculty: 88 (60 with advanced degrees)
Administration and staff: 273
Faculty-Student Ratio: 1:7
Average Class Size: 14 students

Academics
George School is academically rigorous. Besides offering a wide variety of Advanced Placement and other interesting, challenging classes, we are one of only a few US boarding schools offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.

Location
George School is located in historic Newtown, Pennsylvania. It is thirty minutes from Princeton, New Jersey; forty minutes from Philadelphia; and two hours from New York City.

Tuition and Financial Aid
For 2017–2018, boarding student tuition is $57,550. Day student tuition is $39,000. Currently, 53 percent of our students receive some financial aid. The average boarding student financial aid award is over $36,500 and the average day student award is nearly $21,500. Our financial aid program (almost one quarter of our annual operating budget) represents one of the most significant commitments to financial aid of any independent school in the country.

Special Programs

  • The International Baccalaureate Program is an intensive, internationally recognized two-year curriculum.
  • Advanced Placement classes are academically challenging and can be recognized for credit at college.
  • There are domestic and international service trips to such places as Arizona, Bonaire, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mississippi, Philadelphia, South Africa, and Washington DC.

Athletics
Team sports: baseball (boys), basketball (boys and girls), cheerleading (coed), cross-country (boys and girls), equestrian (coed), field hockey (girls), football (boys), golf (coed), lacrosse (boys and girls), soccer (boys and girls), softball (girls), swimming (boys and girls), tennis (boys and girls), track (boys and girls), volleyball (girls), and wrestling (coed). Students who are managers or athletic training aides can get team sport credit.

George School promotes long-term health and physical fitness by requiring students to participate in competitive sports and in physical education classes. Sports and physical education can help students forge lifelong friendships. They teach many life lessons that shape students during their George School experience and for years to come. In most cases, a student must take at least one term of PE each year.

Arts
George School offers a variety of visual and performing arts classes, including ceramics, dance, music, painting and drawing, photography, design and production, theater, film production, and woodworking and design. Classes are offered through different levels and include Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate arts classes.

Campus
George School’s campus is 240 acres of open lawns and beautiful woods. Facilities include academic buildings, dormitories, 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 and Wellness Center, bookstore, post office, and snack bar.

The Mollie Dodd Anderson Library houses 17,000 print sources, supports a wide range of subscription databases, and provides instructional and study space for the community. The building is environmentally friendly and features natural light, which is ideal for studying.

Our Quaker meetinghouse was built in Philadelphia in 1812 and moved to campus in 1974. The structure is little changed but students, during silent meeting for worship, can still gaze up at the eight old, enormous roof trusses.

Finances
Endowment: $167.8 million
Operating Budget: $35.2 million

George School Hymn
The George School Hymn, sung each year at commencement, was composed by Robert W. Steele, who taught music at George School from 1948 to 1957. It first appeared in the student handbook in 1954.

Contact Information
Admission Office
PMB 4460
1690 Newtown Langhorne Rd
Newtown, PA 18940-2414
Phone: 215.579.6547
Fax: 215.579.6549
Email: admission@georgeschool.org