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, 2019. Late applicants will be considered as space permits.
Advice from our Admission team.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact us with any additional questions.
Dates & Deadlines
February 1 — Application deadline for new and returning student financial aid.
March 10 — Admission decisions and financial aid awards are posted on our secure portal on March 10 at 4:00 p.m. EST. In addition, letters are mailed to families.
March 10 onward — Announcement of financial aid awards for new and returning students.
April 10 — Accepted students must let the Admission Office know whether they will #SayYesToGS! Complete your enrollment by returning a contract and nonrefundable deposit (approximately 10 percent of tuition).
Should you miss the above deadlines, applicants are encouraged to contact the Admission Office regarding space availability and financial aid availability.
Questions? Contact the Admission Office at 215.579.6547.
Please join us at any of these events on campus. Questions? Call the admission team at 215.579.6547 or email us at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you!
Saturday, February 23: Winter Theater Performance 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2: Celebration for Accepted Students
Thursday, April 4: Celebration for Accepted Students
Saturday, May 18: Spring Theater Performance 8:00 p.m.