Instructions for International Applicants

George School is pleased to enroll a geographically diverse student body, with current students hailing from more than forty-five different countries. Because George School does not offer a formal English as a Second Language (ESL) program, all students must enter George School with strong foundational English skills.

Before scheduling an interview, all non-native English speakers must complete a DuoLingo English test. This test can be completed on-line and includes grammar and vocabulary exercises, a brief writing sample, and a short video interview. The test can be accessed 24 hours a day and George School will receive the results from DuoLingo within two business days. To access the DuoLingo English test, please visit the DuoLingo website. There is a $49 fee associated with the assessment, paid directly to DuoLingo.

After reviewing your results, the Admission Office will determine if you are eligible for an interview either on-campus or via Skype.

George School must receive your DuoLingo English test results by December 31, 2019 to be given priority consideration in the 2020 admission cycle.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who must take the DuoLingo English test?

  • Students living abroad whose native language is not English
  • Students who have not been primarily educated in English for the most recent five years
  • All non-US citizens living in the US whose native language is not English, and who have attended a school where the primary language of instruction is English for fewer than the last five years

What if I am uncertain if I should take the DuoLingo English test?

Please contact the Admission Office via email at and our team will determine your individual testing need.

What if I cannot afford the $49 fee for the DuoLingo test?

Please contact the Admission Office via email at Please note that you will need to demonstrate financial need to obtain a fee waiver.

How will I know if I am able to schedule an interview with George School?

Within ten business days of receiving your DuoLingo results, the Admission Office will reach out to you via email to let you know your interview status. Please note that before we inform you of your interview status you must complete an online inquiry for George School. You may complete that inquiry here.