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Sam Houser Reflects on Washington Events

When the way forward is hard to see, George School is a light for me, and I hope it is for you as well. We will continue to align our work with the work of justice. We will continue to acquire knowledge for the beautiful sake of learning and to use that knowledge to benefit our diverse world.

Junior Night with College Counseling

George School’s College Counseling team has been working tirelessly to make sure students continue to get the guidance they need amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Recently, the department hosted Junior Night with College Counseling, a virtual event for juniors and their families to discuss navigating the application process throughout the pandemic. 

Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

George School is elated to announce that Shiyong (David) Xi ’21 and Ellen Zhang ’21 were named semifinalists this fall in the Sixty-Sixth National Merit Scholarship Program. Seven other seniors—Ryan Bencivengo ’21, Ziyou (Milano) Hu ’21, Siyuan (Justin) Liu ’21, Aniketh Phalcomepely ’21, Jackson Swartz ’21, Ilinca Vilceanu ’21, and Sean Whalen ’21— received National Merit Letters of Commendation. Chris Toala ’21 was selected as a National Recognition Program: Hispanic Scholar.

Curious George Launches Fall Edition

George School’s student newspaper, Curious George, is back again with its first edition for the 2020-2021 school year. The club quickly made the switch to digital last spring due to the pandemic and has continued publishing in the digital format ever since.

A Virtual Look: Artistry of Awegys

Open in Walton Gallery and below online is Artistry of Awegys: Paintings by Ugandan Youth. A virtual gallery talk and reception is planned for 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2021. The acrylic on pulled bark canvas paintings were created by student-artists who attend Awegys Secondary School in Kigo, Uganda.

George School Shares 2019-2020 Annual Report

George School shared the 2019-2020 Annual Report with members of the community this week. It was a remarkable year both in student and faculty achievements and also in the support the school received from the community.

Alumni News: A New Innovation in Opera

World-Class Opera Singer, Eve Gigliotti ’94, and Librettist, Winter Miller ’91, are teaming up to perform an original play No One Is Forgotten as a fully listenable experience.

Eddie Glaude Featured at Virtual Roundtable Discussion

The George School community will host a virtual watch party and roundtable discussion about the call to arms for diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in independent schools presented by Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. on Thursday, December 17 at 6:20 p.m.

A Virtual Look: Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

Members of the George School community are invited to view a new virtual art exhibit featuring work from members of the visual arts faculty. The exhibit will remain on display through Friday, February 12, 2021. A virtual gallery talk and reception is planned for Friday, January 29, 2021. 

Planning in a Pandemic: Admission

Due to the global health pandemic, the Admission Office has had to rethink their approach to showcase all George School has to offer digitally to prospective students and families around the world. We spoke to Co-Director of Admission, Rohan Arjun ’05, to learn more about what has changed and what’s available now for prospective families. 

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