How to Apply

At George School, our classes are small, and each student gets lots of attention from their advisor and teachers. We designed the admission process to unfold the same way.

Everything you need is right here on our website and we are always ready to help you through our application process at any time.

The application deadline is February 1, 2020. Late applicants will be considered as space permits.

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Step 1: Tell us about you

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

Step 2: Come visit

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, please review the instructions for international applicants for additional information about the interview process and requirements.

Please contact the Admission Office at 215.579.6547 or 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 using the SAO, we will email you directions to create a George School Applicant Portal profile. Using the 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 and previous years’ grades
  • Principal or Counselor Recommendation
  • English Teacher Recommendation
  • Math Teacher Recommendation
  • George School Supplement

Additional recommendations:

If you attend a Quaker meeting please have your clerk fill out the clerk recommendation form.

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

Please contact us with any additional questions.

Dates & Deadlines

February 1 — Application deadline. Late applicants will be considered as space permits.

February 1 — Application deadline for new and returning student financial aid.

March 10 — Admission decisions and financial aid awards posted on our secure portal at 4:00 p.m. EST and letters mailed to families.

March 10 onward — Announcement of financial aid awards for new and returning students.

April 10 — Commitment to George School due with signed contract and nonrefundable deposit.

Should you miss any deadlines, you are encouraged to contact the Admission Office about space and financial aid availability.

Questions? Contact the Admission Office at 215.579.6547.

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