A Reimagined Academic Program

The new vision of our academic program for 2022-2023 began with a query: How can we facilitate deeper, more durable, more forward-looking, and more individualized learning and better help our students to—as it says in our mission—“let their lives speak?” The answer came not merely in revising our curriculum and calendar, but in reimagining them.

The new George School signature academic program is rooted in ongoing research on how people learn, our understanding of the student experience, and the vision articulated in our most recent strategic plan, which calls for a curriculum characterized by informed creativity and engaged citizenship. Offering more choices and more meaningful experiences, our academic program will be customizable to each student.

Sample Year Schedules

Explore sample year schedules for 2022-2023.

George School Signature Academic Program

The new George School Signature Academic Program is characterized by informed creativity and engaged citizenship and will be customizable to each student.

New Curricular Choices

Faculty are working hard to design new and revise existing courses and to fit them all together seamlessly. George School remains committed to the IB program and to those who choose other options. The first part of this work will be completed by January 2022, in time for students to choose courses for the 2022-2023 academic year. Check out Course Selections for some of our amazing options for 2022-2023.

The 7-Term Calendar

One innovation making the new curriculum possible is a modular 7-Term calendar that begins in the 2022-2023 academic year. From late August to early June, the approximately 5-week terms will each include 4 modules or “mods.” Students can chart their own path by deciding how to use their mods—for classes, other experiences, and the downtime so necessary for well-being.

For more details on the new 7-Term calendar and its benefits, the research and thinking behind its adoption, visit the Academic Program FAQs and check out samples of what student schedules might look like.

We are eager to see the ways that our curious, creative, and diverse students take advantage of the new academic program to let their lives speak.

A New Curriculum and A New Schedule

We restructured our academic schedule to create new learning opportunities for our students.

More to Explore

George School Reimagines Academic Program

George School is reimagining and implementing a new vision for its academic program that is grounded in the deepest commitment to help students—as the school mission statement says— “let their lives speak.”

A New Twist on Writing

English teacher Chris King imagines a new course in nonfiction writing for students as part of the George School Signature Academic Program scheduled to start in the 2022-2023 school year. Titled “Let Your Life Speak” and based on the essential George School mission, the class will explore short-term nonfiction and learn how brevity can strengthen the power of prose.