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.
There are currently 529 students enrolled at George School
48% are girls; 52% are boys
54% are boarding students; 46% are day students
13.5% are Quaker
26% are international students
31% are students of color
Number of states represented: 23
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
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.
Tuition and Financial Aid
For 2016–2017, boarding student tuition is $55,600. Day student tuition is $37,700. 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.
- 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.
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.
Physical education classes: In most cases, students are required to take a physical education class in any term when they are not playing a sport. Topics covered in general Physical Education classes vary with the season, and may include aerobics, badminton, basketball, Frisbee, gardening, golf, personal fitness, Pilates, soccer, tennis, volleyball, or weight training. Specialty physical education classes are offered in ultimate Frisbee, personal conditioning, and yoga.
George School offers a variety of visual and performing arts classes, including ceramics, dance, music, painting and drawing, photography, stagecraft, theater, videography, and woodworking. Classes are offered through different levels and include Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate arts classes.
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 Molly Dodd Anderson Library houses 17,000 volumes as well as electronic and computer resources, and participates with over 2,000 libraries in interlibrary loans. The building is environmentally friendly features natural light, 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.
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.
1690 Newtown Langhorne Rd
Newtown, PA 18940-2414