Advising & Academic Support

The high caliber of a George School education means you’ll have nonstop opportunities to challenge yourself, expand your horizons, and grow as a person. We want you to take full advantage of those opportunities. That’s why our academic program has built-in features to help you make the most of your time here.

Advisee System

Every George School student has an advisor. Your advisor will be your point person throughout your time here, working closely with you to make sure your experience both inside and outside the classroom is meaningful. When it’s course selection time, you will consult with your advisor to plan your schedule.

Library Research Instruction

At George School’s Mollie Dodd Anderson Library, a knowledgeable and friendly library staff is on duty at all times. Whether you need a short introduction about locating information, or you need to learn how to use the materials involved in a particular assignment, the library staff are here to help.

Study Hall

Our campus becomes quieter from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. every school night for our regularly scheduled study hall. It’s the time when you digest the learning of the day and focus in on your homework. You might study in your dorm room or in a supervised study hall. You might meet with a study group or work in your favorite spot in the library. Even day students stay for study hall because they can get so much work done.

Waghorne Academic Study Hub

The Waghorne Academic Study Hub (WASH) is an optional tutoring center that is open daily to all students. It is home to Math Help, the Writing Center, and to a peer tutoring program in chemistry, French, Spanish, and faculty assistance in a variety of subjects.

Tutoring

Free peer tutoring is available in the Waghorne Academic Study Hub Monday through Thursday during Study Hall. Peer tutors are available in Math Help, the Writing Center, and the Learning Center. Private peer tutoring and private adult tutoring are also available. Contact Minnie Lee, director of learning services, in the Learning Center if you would like to arrange for a private peer tutor or a private adult tutor.

Learning Center

All students need a little extra help sometimes. That’s where our learning center comes in. You can visit our learning center to develop new ways of doing all kinds of things, from being organized or managing time efficiently to study strategies, note-taking and listening well. (Really well, as in, you ARE going to be tested on this…)

Also, if you need special accommodations like extra time with tests or audio books, you’ll work with our director of learning services to put these supports in place. You’ll have to be evaluated to be sure you’re eligible and to help us understand how best to help you, but our director of learning services will work closely with your teachers, recommending and helping to implement the accommodations.

The Learning Center is located in the Mollie Dodd Anderson Library. For more information email our Director of Learning Services Minnie Lee or call 215.579.6771.