Kim McGlynn will lead the IB Diploma Program, ensuring that the program aligns with both IB standards and George School’s academic mission and curriculum. She will support and guide students and their parents through the rigorous program.
Playwright and George School alum Winter Miller ’91 directed the off-Broadway play, No One is Forgotten in July. The production ran July 8 to 27, 2019 at the Rattlestick Theater in New York. Winter is an award-winning playwright and founding member of the Obie-winning collective 13 Playwrights.
George School is pleased to announce the students that were named to the Honor Roll and/or Head of School’s list for Term 3 of the 2018–19 academic year.
Matthew Check ’00 and Joanie Leeds make up the folk duo Joanie & Matt, and they have some harmonically major plans for July, including an album release and a performance at World Cafe Live.
George School was honored in Hanoi, Vietnam on Friday, June 21, 2019 for our help in establishing a strong friendship with the Vietnam-US Society (VUS). The award was presented to faculty members Ralph Lelii, Chéri Mellor, and Carter Sio ’76 for their ongoing support of the program and many visits to the country.
In the last three years, Pennsylvania businesses committed to education have gifted nearly $400,000 to George School through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs. These tax credit programs provide Pennsylvania students access to a transformative educational experience by directly supporting the school’s financial aid program.
Terry Culleton, Ralph Lelii, and Paul Machemer ’65 were celebrated at the George School Closing Banquet on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Members of the faculty and staff came together to say their thanks and goodbyes to this year’s retiring faculty. “George School cherishes their contributions to the school’s critical effort to be a unique community of learning,” said Head of School Sam Houser.
Carl Jung believed that the origin of evil in the world is the fact that people are not able to tell their stories. Students too have their dreams and forgetting that is to forget the essence of this thing we do. Terry Culleton has been dedicated his whole career to letting students tell their stories, to look inside and awaken rather than outside and to simply dream.
Paul Machemer ’65 has faith in his students. He teaches, he coaches, he encourages, he inspires. Soon his conviction becomes their confidence, their willingness to work hard and take risks. Coaching in the classroom, teaching on the field or court, Paul’s standards are high, his expectations aspirational, his results kind of phenomenal.
Ralph Lelii has given his students and advisees unconditional respect. He’s made IB students feel that their hard work is valued and valuable. For Ralph the stewardship of students’ intellectual development and emotional well-being has been a sacred trust.