For AP Human Geography classes with teacher Kevin Fox, this term is all about deepening student understanding of key terms and concepts and applying newly acquired student knowledge. The end goal is a more nuanced perspective on the world’s economic, social, political and environmental patterns and processes.
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At George School our academic program lets you chart your own path—one that is as rigorous as it is customized to you. You also will be driven by challenge—of yourself, your classmates, and your own preconceptions. The school’s curriculum gives you a solid foundation and encourages you to go further than you thought possible. At the highest levels, you can opt for courses in the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs.
Learn more about the academic program and planning process as well as to see stories of real students with varied interests (and varied pathways to suit) in our Course Planning Guide.
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More Than Academics
At George School, your learning will be driven by questions and ideas. In small, discussion-based classes, you will debate and theorize, hone critical and creative thinking, and make your voice heard while listening and collaborating with others.
Step inside our academic community, where classrooms are only the starting points for exploration.
Devin Vandenberg ’23 shared her recent virtual learning experience using online platforms, such as the video game Minecraft, for her Stagecraft class. Scott Crandall first asked his students to pick a play that intrigues them. From there, students discussed the different elements of the play—lighting, objects, sounds, visuals, props, and more. After identifying those elements, they began building sets designs.
While normal in-person class meetings are suspended, virtual classrooms still allow our students, wherever they are, to participate in the unique George School classroom experience. Take a peek at how Colette Weber and her students closely analyze a literary text and make it speak to issues relevant today.
It’s time for class! You’re invited to attend Media Literacy and Production, taught by Film teacher Scott Seradaryian ‘90 and History/IB Global Politics teacher Meredith Alford ‘01. Join Scott, Meredith and their students for a taste of what to expect in George School classes.
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Our academic program lets you chart your own path—one that is as rigorous as it is customized to you. Learn more about the academic program and planning process as well as to see stories of real students with varied interests (and varied pathways to suit) in our Course Planning Guide. Select one of our academic departments for a more in-depth look into our classrooms.
Arts: At George School, studying the arts will help you to see the world with fresh eyes (and ears).
English: Your English teachers will help you hone your analytical powers through extensive critical reading and writing.
History: History at George School goes beyond cultivating answerers. It develops the questioners who become discerning global citizens.
Language: Our teachers are all native speakers or have a native-like command of the language they teach.
Math: Math teachers help you think mathematically—to analyze, to synthesize, and to hypothesize.
Physical Education: You can choose to explore n a variety of individual and team activities from aerobics to yoga.
Religions: We take a global—even universal—perspective, enhancing your knowledge about the worlds’ great faith traditions.
Science: Science at George School encourages you to question, explore hypotheses, and understand the world in which we live.
Ryan is impressed by the diversity of people and activities he has found at George School.
International Baccalaureate Program
In addition to our customizable academic program, did you know that George School is one of only a few US boarding schools to offer the International Baccalaureate Program? This rigorous, comprehensive curriculum teaches you about the world while it challenges you—really pushes you—in subjects as diverse as advanced film production and further math, Chinese and biology, poetry, and economics.
IB Diploma Program
Our experienced and knowledgeable college counselors have all worked in selective college admission and will help you and your family navigate the ever-changing world of higher education. Alongside your one-on-one meetings with your counselor, you will attend our annual college fair, meet with college representatives in your senior year, and engage in workshops on components of the application process. Check out the Class of 2020 College Acceptances and learn more about our College Counseling program.
Watch some of our recent virtual chats with students and faculty.