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George School provides a variety of services for students to simplify their on-campus purchases at the school store and snack bar (Bettye’s Place), for off-campus activities such as movies and shopping, for travel to and from home, or for weekend activities. We encourage students to minimize the amount of cash they carry with them or keep in their dorm rooms.
Charge accounts are available to all students at the George School Store and Bettye’s Place. Students may use their student identification cards to charge purchases of books, supplies, clothing, snacks, and incidentals on campus. These charges will be included on their regular monthly George School statement. Parents may also establish a student debit account for purchases of discretionary items such as snacks and drinks. These charges will be deducted directly from the student’s debit account. Student debit accounts can be funded via credit card or e-check with an amount of the parent’s choosing through MyKidsSpending website. MyKidsSpending can be accessed through our online portal at my.georgeschool.org.
Cash withdrawals are available for students with a debit account. Students may withdraw cash using their student identification cards up to $100.00 per day with a $300.00 weekly maximum. Students will be able to withdraw larger dollar amounts for special circumstances such as traveling home during a break period. The Student Bank is in the George School Store and is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. When the George School Store is closed (evenings and weekends), students can make cash withdrawals in the Deans’ Office.
Students must fill out this form to register their bike and receive a decal for identification.
Calendars & Schedules
Our community directory is available online.
If you have not already acknowledged that you and your child have read the handbook, click here to do so immediately. Your child is responsible for adhering to the expectations laid out in the handbook, and it is critical that you understand these expectations clearly. If you have questions about any of the information in the handbook, please call Eric Wolarsky in the Deans’ Office at 215.579.6589. You can read the handbook here.
We use your email, telephone number, and home address to reach you in case of an emergency and to share the latest campus news. If you have any changes in contact information, please update the information online. Also please keep your child’s cell phone number current.
International Student Information
At George School, we are rich in cultural diversity, and our international student program contributes to this diversity. We have students from more than thirty countries who enjoy the rigorous academics, competitive athletics, and the transformative Quaker community that George School provides. Visit the International Student Information page to learn more.
January 2021 Return to Campus
The schedule for returning to school in January 2021 was modified to increase community safety as the coronavirus pandemic permits. All classes will begin online on Monday, January 11 and in-person classes will begin on Monday, January 25. Spring break is shortened due to the delayed start. Learn more.
Laundry for Boarding Students
There are two options for student laundry. A wash and fold service is $350 for the entire school year. Students may drop off and pick up their laundry in Main Building between 6:00 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It is helpful if students’ clothing is marked with their names. You may sign up here for this service.
The school also provides machines in the dorms for student use. New Maytag washers and dryers have been installed in the dormitories, and are equipped with SmartCard readers. Coins will no longer operate the laundry machines. Each student who wishes to use the dorm washers and dryers will receive a laundry card pre-loaded with $5.00. Value can be added to the laundry card via the Value Point Terminal, which has been installed in the basement of Marshall Center. The terminal will take bills in $5, $10, or $20 and does not have the ability to give change. If the laundry card is lost, a new card can be purchased for $10 through the Value Point Terminal. The cost for the use of both the washer and dryer is $1.50 each.
Local Accommodations and Dining
See a list of local hotels and restaurants here.
Visit the Parent FAQs page for more information.
Parents Guide: Getting Started at George School
Getting Started at George School is a handy online guide for parents to help you navigate your student’s first year on campus.
Parking for Students
Students who drive to campus need to register their car and request a parking permit. Students must park in the Fitness and Athletics Center parking lot.
George School’s picture day is Wednesday, October 14.
Day student pictures will be taken between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the tent by the equestrian ring. Day students can sign up here.
Boarding student pictures will be taken on Main Porch South from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Boarding students can sign up here.
Student Health Forms
Due to the present COVID-19 Pandemic, George School has temporarily suspended the requirement of a physical examination valid between March and August of 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year. You are required to submit a physical that is valid within a year of August 1, 2020. The Mantoux (PPD) test has to be done between March 1 and August 1, of 2020.
However, if you are participating in Fall sports, you are required to submit a physical valid within 6 months at the start of school.
For further information contact Indira Rodrigo at 215.579.6715 or email email@example.com
Textbook Rentals and Buybacks
Ordering Textbooks. Follow the link to the student textbook page in the Parent Portal to access the Follett online bookstore. Orders over $99 placed between now and August 14 will receive free ground shipping. Books must be purchased prior to the start of the school year. Contact Maddy Roepcke with any questions. Learn more.
See the Transportation page for more information.
See the Travel Guidelines page for more information.
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