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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.

Interested in learning more? Complete our Inquiry Form today!

The deadline to apply for financial aid is January 15 and the application deadline is February 1.

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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

For the Fall of 2020, George School in unable to accommodate admission visitors to campus. We hope you will spend some time in our Virtual Visit Center where you can take an online campus tour and learn more about George School. We will reassess our ability to offer on-campus tours beginning in January.

All of our interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Candidates participating in Zoom interviews will have the opportunity to speak with current students in advance of the interview.

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 admission@georgeschool.org for more information.

Step 3: Take the appropriate tests

In the 2020-21 application cycle, George School is not requiring students to submit Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) scores. In place of the SSAT, George School will require a writing sample to be administered in the interview process. In addition, George School will require applicants to submit a sampling of their mathematics coursework. More information about the mathematics sample, please review the Mathematics Sample section in Step 4 below. For students who do wish to submit SSAT scores, our school code is 3364. PSAT, SAT and ACT 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). Our school code for TOEFL is 8138. Students who may have difficulty completing the TOEFL or the IELTS in the era of COVID-19 should contact the Admission Office at admission@georgeschool.org.

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, you can track the status of your application through SAO.

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 admission@georgeschool.org.

Mathematics sample:

Because George School is not requiring completion of the Secondary Admission Test in the 2020-21 admission cycle, we ask all applicants to submit the following to the Admission Office:

  • A photograph of the cover of the table of contents of the mathematics text book, or a link to the on-line mathematics curriculum you are currently using
  • 2-3 examples of math work you feel represents your best mathematics work from this current (2020-21) academic year. This can be a graded homework assignment, quiz, test, or an extracurricular mathematics work. There is no minimum or maximum number of pages per example, and the mathematics work does not have to cover a specific discipline.

For International Students:

  • Please provide a link to or a copy of the mathematics syllabus for your current year
  • Please indicate when you would next take a national exam (such as the IGSCE) and what exam that would be

Materials for the Mathematics Sample should be sent to the Admission Office (admission@georgeschool.org) electronically as an email attachment. Materials should be received by February 1, 2021.

Please contact us with any additional questions.

Dates & Deadlines

January 15 — Application deadline for new and returning student financial aid.

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

March 10 — Admission decisions and financial aid awards communicated 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 admission@georgeschool.org or 215.579.6547.

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Non-Discrimination Statement

The George School community—rooted in Quaker values and composed of global citizens—is committed to inclusiveness and equal opportunity. The school does not discriminate in its admission, educational, or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our goal is to be a community where people with vastly different backgrounds, identities, and perspectives are united in their mutual respect for one another and the pursuit of a common good. This belief is reflected in the school’s motto, “Mind the Light.”

If you have questions about our non-discrimination policies under Title IX, Title VI, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, please contact Chelsie Tuttle ’08 by email at ctuttle@georgeschool.org or by phone at 215.579.6871.