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New Student Orientation

The George School New Student Orientation (NSO) welcomes new students and helps prepare them for George School’s life. “Over the week, students will learn skills and approaches to help them thrive here,” said Ben Croucher, NSO director and History Department head. NSO includes academic, physical, and spiritual components—as well as some time for fun.

Students attending New Student Orientation this year are organized into eight groups or pods with day and boarding students separated to observe safety protocols in place during the pandemic. The sample daily schedule below will vary by group, but it demonstrates the variety of daily activities students will experience. The NSO program ends at 1:00 p.m. for students who are participating in the distance learning option.

Additional information is available on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

New students should expect to use their own laptops during orientation. It is important that before arriving on campus, students should:

  • Log in to their email at o365.georgeschool.org. Their email address is in the format of username@georgeschool.org. For example: studentn23@georgeschool.org. It is the same password that they use to log in to the Portal at my.georgeschool.org.
  • Complete the New Student Technology Orientation course in Canvas. Students can access Canvas by logging in to the Portal at my.georgeschool.org and clicking “Canvas LMS” in the Quick Links sidebar on the left side of the page, or directly at georgeschool.instructure.com, where they may be prompted to log in with their username and password.

Any student who does not have their username/password, or has been unable to access the Portal, their Office 365 account, or the New Student Technology Orientation course should contact the IT Service Desk at 215-579-6560 or servicedesk@georgeschool.org.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
New boarding students register from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. and move-in.
New day students register from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.
New student registration is in the Fitness and Athletics Center Parking lot. Please enter the campus on Farm Drive.
3:15 – 5:00   p.m.  All Students: NSO Activities
5:00 p.m.  Day Students: Pick up at FAC
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Boarding Students: Dinner

Thursday, August 27, 2020

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Students: Inclusion Zoom Workshop
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Students: Synchronous Class 1

  • Pacing (Learning & Brain)
  • Science Classes
  • Intro to Academic Community
  • Library
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Students: NSO Activities

  • Meeting for Worship
  • Lunch / Break
  • Leader Presentations
1:15 – 4:45 p.m. Students: In-Person Classes

  • Science Classes
  • Introduction to Service
  • Campus Orientation
  • Team Building
  • Woods Walk
  • Games with Mike
  • Guided Relaxation
  • Yoga
5:00 p.m. Day Students: Pick up at FAC
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Boarding Student: Dinner

Friday, August 28, 2020

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Students: Synchronous Class 2

  • Pacing (Learning & Brain)
  • Science Classes
  • Intro to Academic Community
    Library
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Students: NSO Activities

  • Curriculum Meetings
  • Advisor Meetings
  • Software and Apps Review
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Students: NSO Activities

  • Meeting for Worship
  • Lunch / Break
  • Leader Presentations
1:15 – 4:45 p.m. Students: In-Person Classes

  • Science Classes
  • Introduction to Service
  • Campus Orientation
  • Team Building
  • Woods Walk
  • Games with Mike
  • Guided Relaxation
  • Yoga
5:00 p.m. Day Students: Pick up at FAC
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Boarding Students: Dinner

Saturday, August 29, 2020

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Students: Synchronous Class 3

  • Pacing (Learning & Brain)
  • Science Classes
  • Intro to Academic Community
  • Library
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Students: Synchronous Class 4

  • Pacing (Learning & Brain)
  • Science Classes
  • Intro to Academic Community
  • Library
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Students: NSO Activities

  • Meeting for Worship
  • Lunch / Break
  • Leader Presentations
1:15 – 4:45 p.m. Students: In-Person Classes

  • Science Classes
  • Introduction to Service
  • Campus Orientation
  • Team Building
  • Woods Walk
  • Games with Mike
  • Guided Relaxation
  • Yoga
5:00 p.m. Day Students: Pick up at FAC
5:30-6:30 p.m. Boarding Students: Dinner