A George school education is designed to open doors and keep them open as long as possible. Out academic program lets you chart your own path—one that is as challenging 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.
- To nurture students’ spiritual development
- To expose students to the essentials of Quaker faith, practice, and community, and to give them an appreciation of the ways in which these are embedded in the culture and everyday life of George School
- To enhance students’ knowledge about the worlds’ great religious traditions
- To teach and practice social-emotional, academic, contemplative, and global citizenship skills
- To provide a space of sanctuary in the midst of the stresses of adolescence
In ninth grade, students take Essentials of a Friends Community and Faith Traditions (an introduction to world religions). In tenth grade, students study Spiritual Practices and Holistic Health, which includes sexuality and drug and alcohol education. In either eleventh or twelfth grade, students take IB Theory of Knowledge, IB World Religions, or three terms of religions electives such as Cosmology, Quakerism, Peace Studies, The Abrahamic Faiths, Wisdom Traditions of Asia, Theory of Knowledge, Sustainability and Spirituality, Feminist Spirituality, Deepening Spiritual Practices, or Religions of the African Diaspora.