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Fall/Winter 2021 Georgian Available Online

In this issue, you also will find stories about George School innovations—from cross-disciplinary learning to our work for a bold new academic program for the 2022-2023 academic year—resulting from the strategic plan, from lessons learned in our professional development studies in educational neuroscience, and from our faculty’s ongoing commitment to do what is best for our students.

George School Reimagines Academic Program

George School is reimagining and implementing a new vision for its academic program that is grounded in the deepest commitment to help students—as the school mission statement says— “let their lives speak.”

A New Twist on Writing

English teacher Chris King imagines a new course in nonfiction writing for students as part of the George School Signature Academic Program scheduled to start in the 2022-2023 school year. Titled “Let Your Life Speak” and based on the essential George School mission, the class will explore short-term nonfiction and learn how brevity can strengthen the power of prose.

Students Combine Sustainability and Science with New Robotics Programming

Robotics teacher Brian Patton hopes to enrich the robotics program with a new curriculum focused on farming. In future semesters, Brian’s potential new curriculum will center on aquaponics, systems that couple aquaculture (raising aquatic animals) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water).

George School Day Camp Presents Annual Variety Show

George School Day Camp goes beyond kayaking down the Neshaminy Creek and ziplining in the trees on our beautiful, 240-acre campus. Our campers presented a showcase of group performances to favorite songs at the annual...

Summer Academy Workshop Explores Concise and Creative Writing

The new Summer Academy Writing Workshop, led by George School English teacher Chris King, gave students the chance to read and write in a completely new way. The three-week course allowed students to dive into different aspects of creative writing, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Scott Seraydarian ’90 Publishes Curse of the Crystal Cavern

The Pathfinders are off on another adventure in their newest graphic novel, “The Curse of the Crystal Cavern,” co-authored by Prescott (Scott) Seraydarian ’90, George School Film teacher.
Scott and writing partner Fransesco Sedita will discuss their new book at a virtual event sponsored by the Doylestown Bookshop and Mercer Museum on the day of its release, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

Six George School Students Commit to College Athletics

Six seniors from the Class of 2021 have committed to college athletic programs. The student athletes—in four different sports—celebrated their commitment to pursue their passion at the college level next year. In a ceremony held in the Fitness and Athletics Center, each senior was recognized by their families, coaches, teammates, and friends on Friday, May 21, 2021.

George School Student Films Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

Two George School student films—”Healing Justice” and “Hero for Humanity”—premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. They tied for third place in the prestigious RFK Speak Truth to Power video contest. sponsored by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization.

Class of 2021 Commencement Highlights

On Saturday, May 29, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. George School celebrated the members of the Class of 2021 during the school’s one hundred and twenty-seventh Commencement Ceremony. Head of School Sam Houser welcomed the seniors and their friends and families.

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