More than 160 parents of newly accepted students gathered at the homes of current George School parents for two welcome receptions during the Celebration for Accepted Students (CAS) this past week.
“We want to thank Lisa Kuller and David Holtzman, parents of Olivia ’20, and Christina and Brian Williamson, parents of Taylor ’21, for opening their homes for the receptions,” said Virginia Loebel (p ’15, ’19), president, George School Parents Association.
“The informal events allowed for discussions and questions from parents who may not have had an opportunity at the larger and more structured venues,” said James Walters (p ’19), the incoming president of the Parents Association. He enjoyed the chance to meet with parents who are considering George School because their belief systems are in line with its Quaker philosophy.
“Everyone was so welcoming. We spoke to several parents and they gave us positive feedback about their children currently attending. The parents of the new students we met were engaging and the food and home were delightful,” said one parent.
“I looked forward to going to classes the next day with some of the new friends I met at the reception, and learning more about the student experience,” said another parent.
“The receptions are an opportunity for new parents to relax, ask any lingering questions, and meet other parents of new students,” said Jordan Pascucci, George School director of enrollment management and strategic initiatives. “The comradery expressed between parents on campus the next day during CAS was reflective of the true warmth of the George School community.”