How to Apply

Deadlines: The application deadline is February 1, 2019. Learn more.

Step 1: Complete the Inquiry Form

To start the admission process, please complete the Inquiry Form online.

Step 2: Campus Visit and Interview

We encourage all prospective students to visit our campus for a student-guided campus tour and personal interview. You also have the option of interviewing via Skype.

If you are a non-native English speaker, please review the application instructions for non-native English speakers for additional information about the interview process, particularly if you are an applicant from Mainland China.

Please contact the Admission Office at 215.579.6547 for more information.

Step 3: Take the Appropriate Tests

Ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade candidates should take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) in October, November, December, or January. Our school code is 3364. PSAT and SAT results reported in the current academic year are acceptable for eleventh grade applicants.

Candidates for whom English is a second language should take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), in addition to the SSAT. Our school code for TOEFL is 8138.

Step 4: Apply Online

George School accepts the Standard Application Online (SAO) from SSAT. Because many students apply to multiple schools, we believe that a common application is the most convenient option for families. After you begin the application process to George School using the SAO, we will email you directions to create a George School Applicant Portal profile. Using your George School Applicant Portal, you can track the status of your application and receive your admission decision.


Required Application Components:

  • Student Application (including fee – $60 for domestic students and $100 for students living abroad)
  • Transcript(s) with current year grades and previous year’s grades
  • Principal or Counselor Recommendation
  • English Teacher Recommendation
  • Math Teacher Recommendation
  • George School Supplement

Additional recommendations:

George School will accept additional recommendations beyond the required recommendations listed above. Should you have additional recommendations, they may be mailed directly to the Admission Office or sent via email to

Please contact us with any additional questions.