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. The newest students also have a wide range of interests and talents, including:
- A student has shown art in New York’s Museum of Modern Art and another had art featured in the National Children’s Art Exhibition in China.
- One student played piano in Carnegie Hall; another led a percussion group that performed for Nobel Laureates; another has competed in national-level Irish dance, and still another danced at both Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Hall.
- There is a student who makes films using a drone.
- One student is a champion birder.
- A student has developed three free, usable apps while others have built their own computers.
- A possible future engineer built a popsicle stick bridge that could hold 284 pounds.
- One student read seventy-four books in one school year, while another has tallied over 1,000 in a lifetime.
- One student homeschooled for a year to travel the world with family, another has visited twenty-five countries in the last five years, and another travels for surfing – including to Morocco and the Canary Islands.
- One student was a Top Thirty Regional Ice Hockey Player in South Korea, one student has made the Olympic Development Program for soccer twice, and another won the Hong Kong District Cup in soccer last year.
- One student is a juggler, and another learned to ride a unicycle during the pandemic.
We look forward to getting to know all of our new students this year and celebrating the wonderful accomplishments of our entire community!