In keeping up with the mindset she learned at George School, Meredith Meyer Grelli ’03 created her own path as an entrepreneur that led to lifelong learning and teaching. “At George School, I learned to be a strong associative thinker, connecting seemingly disconnected ideas, industries, and wants.”
Throughout his career, Peter Siegel ’86 relied on his network of relationships for mentorship and support along the way. “Forming relationships is the most powerful thing we can do as people,” said Peter. “My relationships with my people at George School are among the longest lasting and enduring in my life.”
Experiencing the power of service learning first through the lens of a student and then as a faculty trip leader inspired Meredith to take on the role of Service Learning Coordinator. Now, she is building upon the strong legacy of service learning at George School.
On an academic service learning trip to Athens, Greece, Franklyn, and Jake Whent ’24 volunteered with Love Without Borders, an organization that works with children and adult refugees. The trip—part of the Storytelling for Social Justice course being offered with the Signature Academic Program, allowed Franklyn and his peers to learn, firsthand, the day-to-day challenges facing refugees. For Franklyn, it was a worldview-altering experience.
In TOK, a philosophy course that encourages critical thinking, Sydney Burns ’10 remembers reading Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. “The conversations I had with Ralph Lelii, my Theory of Knowledge teacher, in and out of the classroom sparked an interest in philosophy that I later pursued in college,” said Sydney.
Nearly 500 alumni and friends were welcomed back home to George School during this year’s Alumni Weekend from Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7. Campus was filled with sunshine, smiles, and scenes of friends reminiscing.
George School is proud to announce that it recently received the 2022 endorsement of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) as an Outstanding Visual Arts Community.