Thirty George School students were awarded IB diplomas in May 2021. One student scored a forty-one out of forty-five possible points, a particularly high score, according to IB Coordinator, Kim McGlynn. George School’s ten-year diploma pass rate remains 95 percent, which is far above the global average of 89 percent.
These four students are among 16,000 semifinalists throughout the country, each qualifying for one of the 7,500 available National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered in the spring.
After a year and a half of navigating changing protocols and schedules, the 2021 fall athletics season at George School officially kicked off on September 3.
George School’s Parent Inclusion Committee, in partnership with Rachel Williams, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and Julye M. Williams, Founder of Project 2043, are excited to host a six-part Courageous Conversations series for parents and adults in the George School community.
A new school year began on August 30, 2021, and for the first time in more than a year, George School opened for full in-person learning. New to the school are one-hundred and sixty-five students from five continents, eighteen different countries, and fifteen different states.
On August 16, nearly two hundred varsity student athletes arrived at George School to begin an intense two weeks of workouts, scrimmages, and teambuilding during the first preseason since 2019.
George School faculty members Meredith Baldi ’01 and Scott Seraydarian ’90 recently earned PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED. To earn this certification, Meredith and Scott demonstrated expertise in teaching students to think critically about their role as media consumers and creators and training other teachers to do so.
Starting August 30, the George School Community is invited to visit and view “One Kiln, Three Artists” in the Anderson Gallery. The gallery features artwork from Sal Annunizato ’14, Kevin Lehman, and Nate Nixdorf.
“The Power of Faces” photography exhibit opens in Walton Gallery on Monday, August 30. This gallery, features photographs by Daniel Farber Huang p ’22, and focuses on the global refugee crisis. Daniel, his wife Teresa Menders, and their daughter Celeste Huang-Menders ’22, travel across the world taking pictures of and for refugees.
The George School Athletics Department is pleased to announce seasoned aquatics coach, Brandon Hullings, as the new Aquatics Director effective August 2021. “Brandon brings deep swimming and coaching experience,” said Athletics Director, Kurt Ruch.