A Reimagined Academic Program

The vision for our academic program 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 our mission states— “let their lives speak?” The answer came not merely in revising our curriculum and calendar, but in reimagining them.

Our Signature Academic Program is rooted in ongoing research on how individuals 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, the Signature Academic Program is customizable to each student.

Sample Year Schedules

Explore 7-term sample year schedules.

New Curricular Choices

With wide range of options to challenge themselves, students work in concert with their advisors, families and college counselors throughout their time at George School to chart their educational path. Working within the college preparatory required curriculum, students customize their courseloads to match their educational goals or their growing interests. Our IB program allows students to choose to take one or several IB classes, earn a subject-specific IB Certificate, or work through the full two-year program towards the IB Diploma.

2023-2024 Course Selections 

The 7-Term Calendar

In our modular 7-Term calendar, 5-week terms 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.