Welcome to George School

When you apply for admission to George School, you knock on the door of a special place—a place of hope—where collaboration and creativity, athletics and arts, social justice and diversity feed your intellect, your body, and your spirit.

Over the past 125 years we’ve been a home to more than 12,000 successful alumni who are leaders, innovators, catalysts, true originals, and citizens of the world.

We are here to personally help you and your family through the admission process and look forward to getting to know all about you.

Our Students

Of all the special weekends at George School each year, one is the most special for Alice Ke.

How to Apply

The application deadline is February 1, 2019. Late applicants will be considered as space permits. Learn more.

Step 1: Tell us about you: complete an admission inquiry form

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

Step 2: Come visit: tour campus and schedule an 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, keep in mind that we want to learn more about you and your English proficiency. To help the admission committee, you may be asked to write a short response to an essay question during the interview.

If you are an applicant from mainland China, please review the instructions for Chinese applicants for additional information about the interview process.

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: Complete the application

We want to make the application process as easy as possible. Because many students apply to multiple schools, we accept the Standard Application Online (SAO) from SSAT.

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 admission@georgeschool.org.

Please contact us with any additional questions.

Points of Pride

IB Diploma

George School offers the extraordinary and challenging International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program, an accepted qualification for entry into universities worldwide


IB Diploma completion rate for the past 20 years, making GS one of the most successful IB programs in the world


higher level and further level math performance consistently 25% above world average


nearly 50% of students receive financial aid

85+ Countries

Over the past decade, George School students have come from more than 85 different countries and from across the United States.


The 240-acre campus of open lawns and wooded hillsides is beautiful beyond words.

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Cougar Mathletes Defeat Princeton Day School 37-20

In their second competition of the fall 2018 season, the George School math team defeated the Princeton Day School team 37-20. Two members of the George School team scored a perfect 8/8 and three scored 7/8.