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An online, dynamic community directory is available to all members of the community online. This online directory gives you access to our current information in our database of emails, phones, and hometowns. Review your listing here.

Community Handbook

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.

Contact Information

We use your email, telephone number, and address information to reach you in case of an emergency and to share the latest campus news. If you have any changes in contact information, including home address, or phone numbers please update the information online asap. Also please keep your child’s cell phone number current. If you need help logging in, contact help_desk@georgeschool.org.

Drivers Education

Our driver’s education program is available through Duncan School of Driving, a nationwide online program. Students can take the course online at their own pace. Behind the Wheel Training can be scheduled with Duncan’s certified driving instructors. Visit their website for more information. Questions? Contact Kim Hebron in the Deans’ Office at 215.579.6589.

Excused Absences

Students who observe a religious holiday such as Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, or Eid al-Adha may receive an excused absence, but it is important to notify the Attendance Office at 215.579.6593 if your child will be absent that day.

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.

Parent FAQs

Visit the Parent FAQs page for more information.

Student Registration

Visit the Student Registration page for information about the 2018-2019 academic year. For questions about the registration process, contact Val Fusco in the School Office at 215.579.6530.

Student Services

Banking Services

George School provides a variety of services for students to simplify their on-campus purchases at the bookstore 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 Bookstore 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 in a variety of ways and with an amount of the parent’s choosing through George School’s Student Debit Account System on our convenient and secure 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 at the Student Bank 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 located in the Business Office and is open Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. When the Student Bank in the Business Office is closed (evenings and weekends), students can make cash withdrawals in the Deans’ Office.

Bicycle Registration

Students must fill out this form to register their bike and receive a decal for identification.

Laundry Service for Boarding Students

There are two options for student laundry. A wash and fold service is $330 for the entire school year. Students may drop off and pick up their laundry in Main Building between 6:00 a.m. and 2:30 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.

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.

Transportation

Transportation Information for Day Students
Transportation Information for Boarding Students

Transportation Information for Day Students

We understand that transportation options are an important component for families commuting to George School. Here are the transportation options available to George School families.

Bus Transportation Provided by Pennsylvania School Districts

Several local school districts provide bus transportation for George School day students.

Bensalem School District
Bristol Township School District
Centennial School District
Central Bucks School District
Council Rock School District
Neshaminy School District
New-Hope Solebury School District
Pennsbury School District

If you need further assistance, please email Kim Hebron in the Deans’ Office or call 215.579.6589.

Car Pooling

There may be families from your area currently attending George School, and we can assist you in connecting with them in order to consider a car-pooling arrangement.

New Jersey Van Service

George School is pleased to offer daily transportation for students commuting from the Lawrenceville, Pennington, Princeton, Skillman, and West Windsor areas of New Jersey for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Preliminary routes, stops, and times will be available this summer for your consideration. Stops will be at designated pick-up and drop-off points.

Morning pick-up times will be arranged so students will arrive in time for the start of classes at 8:00 a.m. Evening vans will depart George School at 7:00 p.m., following afternoon activities and dinner. Evening departure time is subject to change depending on the preferences of van riders in a given year.

The annual cost for van transportation is $4,750 and priority is given to roundtrip riders. If space allows, one-way riders may join the van service at a cost of $3,150 per year. Families who sign up for this service are committing to the full year’s expense. Our ability to operate this service depends on meeting a minimum number of students. We reserve the right to cancel or modify the program as needed.

For questions regarding van transportation, please email enrollment@georgeschool.org.

Transportation Information for Boarding Students

George School has vacation periods during the academic year when students are required to leave campus. If your child is traveling during breaks and needs transportation assistance, please see the information below and visit the Travel Guidelines section for additional information.

Ground Transportation

Door-to-Door Transportation Service

Sterling Limousine & Transportation Services
215.598.9270 or 215.253.3860

East Coast Limousine Service
215.493-5193 or 800.834.0609

Shuttle Service

Dave’s Best Limousine Service
800.255.BEST (2378) or 215.288.1000

Airport Websites

Philadelphia International (PHL)
Newark Liberty International (EWR)
John F. Kennedy International (JFK)

Travel Guidelines

George School has vacation periods during the 2018–2019 academic year when students are required to leave campus. Please refer to the exam schedule for appropriate end-of-term travel times. Exams cannot be changed to accommodate travel arrangements.

Conflicts with term exams must be cleared by Associate Head of School Scott Spence. All other early departures and late returns must be communicated to Laurie Moyer in Attendance, and will be unexcused at parents’ request.

There are generally no classes on the Monday directly following a vacation. Dorms close at 6:00 p.m. on departure day and reopen at noon on return day.

Please submit all travel information through the Travel Information Form for these vacation periods:

  • Thanksgiving Break–Thursday, November 15 to Monday, November 26, 2018 (students leave after last exam on Thursday, November 15)
  • Holiday Break–Friday, December 21, 2018 to Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Spring Break–Thursday, March 7 to Monday, March 25, 2019 (students leave after last exam on Thursday, March 7, 2019)

Travel Details

When making travel plans please allow at least six hours between your child’s departure from campus and arrival at Newark Liberty International (EWR) and John F. Kennedy International (JFK) airports and at least four hours to Philadelphia International (PHL). Students traveling via train from Trenton should schedule trains departing at 2:00 p.m. or later. Buses or vans to Trenton will leave campus at 1:00 p.m.

All students should leave immediately following their last exam. Any exception to this should be cleared through the Deans’ Office. Please ensure that you book a flight or train that does not conflict with term exams as exams cannot be changed to accommodate travel arrangements.

If students are not traveling home, they need an invitation from their host.

Please note that we do not allow students to stay in hotels without a chaperone during school breaks. All students must have an adult who will assume responsibility for them during these times (this standard applies even when students are aged 18 or older).

Travel Rules for Unaccompanied Minor

If your child is under 16, please refer to #4 on the Travel Information Form.

GS shuttle to/from Philadelphia International Airport is $30; cost to/from Newark and JFK depends on the number of other students going in a particular group. The average cost to or from Newark for a single passenger is $170; the average cost to or from JFK for a single passenger is $290. The Deans’ Office will help facilitate your child’s transportation if you request it; if your child’s transportation times are different from those below, it is likely that your child will need to be responsible for the full cost of the reservation.

Departure times for transportation from George School to the following transportation centers:

  • Trenton Transit Center (Trenton Train Station): 1:00 p.m.
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)*: Noon and 1:00 p.m.
  • Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)**: 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)**: 5:00 p.m.

Pick up times for transportation from the following transportation centers to George School:

  • Trenton Transit Center (Trenton Train Station): 7:00 p.m.
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)*: 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
  • Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)**: 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)**: 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

*driven by George School faculty/staff or car service such as Sterling Limousine, etc.
** driven by car service such as Sterling Limousine, etc.

International Students Only

Thanksgiving, Holiday, and Spring Break
During Thanksgiving, Holiday, and Spring Break, an international student who is traveling home (outside of the United States) and cannot make other arrangements is allowed to stay on campus for up to two consecutive nights at the beginning of a break, and to return to school up to two nights early at the end of a break.

If an international student is unable to get a flight until the day after departure or the day before return, he/she will be allowed to stay in the dorm, supervised by dorm faculty. If it is necessary for your child be on campus a second night, he or she will stay in the Student Health and Wellness Center in one of the patient rooms, supervised by a George School faculty member who lives on campus. Students who stay for that second night of either departure or return will be charged $150 for lodging and meals.

If you have any questions, please contact the Deans’ Office or GS Travel.

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