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Admission & Financial Aid
Do you know any families that might be interested in George School? Encourage them to explore our Virtual Visit Center and contact our admission team. The deadline to apply for Financial Aid is January 15, and the deadline to apply for admission is February 1.
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
Commencement and Senior Events
Information about Commencement week activities including the Senior Dinner Dance, the special meeting for worship, and the Commencement ceremony itself on Saturday, May 28 are available here. This year’s celebration will take place on campus.
Senior Parent Reception: Families of seniors are invited to join Head of School Sam Houser for a reception in the Mollie Dodd Anderson Library at 5:30 p.m. immediately following the departure of their children to the Senior Dinner Dance on Thursday, May 26. Register here.
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.
Laundry for Boarding Students
There are two options for student laundry. A wash and fold service is $400 for the entire 2022-2023 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.
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.
Senior portraits will take place on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. More information will be available soon.
Student Health Forms
George School will require COVID-19 vaccination of all students and employees prior to the start of school in August. All students and adults in the George School community need to arrive on campus fully immunized or with an exemption approved by the Student Health and Wellness Center. We will accept all vaccines approved by the World Health Organization and/or the United States FDA or the CDC.
Non-exempt international students who are unable to acquire a vaccine approved by either the World Health Organization or Centers for Disease Control should plan to arrive on campus on August 16 to receive a vaccine locally and enter a quarantine period for immunity to develop before entering fully into campus life.
All students must have an annual physical exam prior to the start of each school year. Exams must be completed between March 1 and August 1, 2021. Please note that many insurance companies allow one physical exam per calendar year, so check with your insurance company and plan accordingly. All health forms are due August 1. There is a $100 late fee for any returning student physical received after August 1.
Updates have been made to the Immunization and Annual Physical form on Magnus. There is now a section on COVID-19 in the Annual Physical form and for dates of administration of the COVID-19 vaccine under the Immunization Record. You can access Magnus, your electronic medical record, from here and update it if you have not done so already. All health forms are due August 1. Exemptions may be requested on the basis of medical or religious grounds by completing the exemption request form in Magnus.
Questions? Contact Administrator of the Student Health and Wellness Center Indira Rodrigo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Textbook Rentals and Buybacks
Ordering Textbooks. Follow the link to the student textbook page in the Parent Portal to access the Follett online bookstore. The Follett online bookstore will open on Sunday, August 1, 2021. Orders over $99 placed between August 1 and August 14 will receive free ground shipping. Books must be purchased prior to the start of the school year. Contact Maddy Roepcke at email@example.com with any questions.
See the Transportation page for more information.
See the Travel Guidelines page for more information.
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