Fun Facts about George School’s Newest Students

George School welcomed one hundred and fifty-eight new students to campus this week. (Photo by Susan Quinn)

George School welcomed one hundred and fifty-eight new students to campus this week. Our newest students hail from twenty-four different countries, including Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ghana, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Portugal, Saint Lucia, Sweden, Thailand, and Vietnam. Domestically, new students represent eleven different states including Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, and New York. Twenty-three new students have dual citizenship. In total, this year’s student body is comprised of students from twenty-two states and forty-four countries.

Eleven new day students are from Yardley, eight from Newtown, and seven from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. New York City is this year’s top city with fourteen new students arriving from the Big Apple, but the most popular state is Georgia, with five students joining the community.

Amongst the new students there is a total of sixteen different languages spoken including Punjabi, Thai, Gujarati, Nepali, Swahili, Cantonese, Russian, Greek, Swedish, and Vietnamese. Four new students are learning Japanese in their free time.

This year’s new students have a wide array of interesting and unique talents. There is a juggler, a competitive Irish step dancer, a cricket player, a national swim team qualifier, and two horticulturists. One student has her own baking business, one memorized one hundred and fifty digits of Pi, and one is a member of the Pennsylvania Girl Choir and performed for the Obamas and the Clintons. One student also raised over $30,000 for charity by selling and reselling collector’s edition Legos. Another created a game app for both Apple and Android.

Thirty-five new students join us from Friends schools and ten new students are Quaker members.

We look forward to getting to know all of our new students this year, and sharing their wonderful accomplishments. Prospective students and families are invited to attend our upcoming Admission Open House on Sunday, October 28, 2018 if they are interested in learning more about George School, our students, our academics, our athletics, and our community.

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