Alumni Weekend 2020 was supposed to celebrate the classes ending in 0s and 5s, highlighted by the Class of 1970 celebrating their 50th reunion, from May 1-3 this past spring. However, reunion plans had to be put on hold due to the current pandemic. Despite these circumstances, classes found other creative ways to congregate that weekend virtually.
On Sunday, May 24, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. George School celebrated the members of the Class of 2020 during the school’s one hundred and twenty-sixth commencement ceremony. A recording of the ceremony and of Commencement Meeting for Worship are available online.
On Sunday, May 24 we will celebrate our Class of 2020 at a virtual commencement ceremony. The ceremony will begin with our traditional music, Appalachian Spring. Head of School Sam Houser will deliver the commencement address, followed by a student invocation. The names of each graduate will be called, and, technology permitting, we hope to have each student join the ceremonies live when named. Throughout there will be student performances.
Children of Eden takes to the Walton stage on Friday, February 21, 2020, and Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. Performances are free and open to the public.“The musical gives us the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the art of storytelling,” says Director and Arts Department Head Mo West, as it tells—and sings—the tales of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Noah and the flood.
On Thursday, January 30, 2020 one hundred and fifty students and teachers from twenty-three Friends high schools from the US and Canada will descend upon the George School campus to participate in the 2020 Quaker Youth Leadership Conference (QYLC). George School last hosted in 2010.
Mark your calendar for the Great Green Give! This annual fundraising event is an opportunity for the community to demonstrate the collective impact it can have for George School.
The 2019-2020 George School theater season opens with Michael Frayn’s hilarious comedy Noises Off. The play comes to Walton Center on Friday, November 8, 2019 and Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Both shows are free and open to the public. Set during the rehearsals, backstage during a performance, and then during a calamitous show, Noises Off chronicles the hilarious escapades of a touring cast of a farcical fictitious play, Nothing On.
Painting and Drawing Teacher Jō Adachi’s Life In Progress: Chapter 40: A Sabbatical will be on display in the Walton Lobby Gallery now through November 14, 2019. A gallery talk and reception will take place on Thursday, October 24 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Walton Lobby Gallery.
Nathan (Nate) Willever is proud to showcase his work, Mountain Time, in the Class of 1956 Gallery in the Mollie Dodd Anderson (MDA) Library at George School now through November 14, 2019. There will be a gallery talk and reception on Thursday, November 14 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the MDA Library. The gallery talk will begin at 3:10 p.m.
Parent Visiting Day is Saturday, October 19, 2019, and all George School parents are encouraged to attend this information-packed event. One of the program highlights is a glimpse into their child’s daily schedule as parents attend fifteen-minute classes in to morning to meet each of their child’s teachers and learn about their studies. The day begins at 7:30 a.m.