Celebrating at a Virtual Gathering

One important question about George School’s academic program was recently answered in a gathering of students and advisors: What does a virtual and global “Happy Birthday” sound like?

“Out of sync, enthusiastic, and very sweet,” reported Katharine Sipio, a member of George School’s staff. “When everyone learned there was a birthday that needed celebrating, the students started singing. It was beautiful.”

The impromptu celebration occurred during the first meeting of George School’s new “Gatherings” program, in which small groups of George School students and teachers–from locations around the world–come together online to check in, ask questions about academic life, offer support, and review the Daily Bulletin, an online guide to the day ahead.

The Gatherings are George School’s newly launched online academic program in microcosm: a way to retain and strengthen both the bonds of connection and academic progress.

“It is important to remember our strengths,” said Sam Houser, Head of School. We have been and will continue to be a global school with an academic program that emphasizes our ability to learn from one another. I am proud to say that our wonderful community is ensuring–through innovation, compassion, and hard work–that our strengths are enhanced as we gather online.”

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