Each year gifts to the George School Fund provide the philanthropic foundation to adapt, innovate, and ensure that George School continues to challenge and inspire students.
As the 2022-2023 school year comes to a close, we hope you will consider making a gift to the George School Fund before June 30.
Gifts received before Friday, June 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET will be counted for the 2022-2023 George School Fund campaign. If you have already made a gift this school year, thank you for your generosity!
Juniors are strongly encouraged to attend our free 4-Day College Essay Workshop Thursday, June 8 – Tuesday, June 13. Classes will be held on Zoom each weekday from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT. Students will learn important information about the college essay and finish the workshop with a draft of their essay. Register here to attend. Registration closes on Wednesday, May 31.
Teacher Recommendations. Rising seniors (Class of 2024) don’t forget! You must complete this Class of 2024 Teacher Rec Request Form by Wednesday, May 31. (Only students can complete the form and they must be logged into their GS Google account).
College Essay Workshop for the Class of 2024. Juniors are strongly encouraged to attend our free 4-Day College Essay Workshop Thursday, June 8 – Tuesday, June 13. Classes will be held on Zoom each weekday from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT. Students will learn important information about the college essay and finish the workshop with a draft of their essay. Register here to attend. Registration closes on Wednesday, May 31.
Class of 2023. Congratulations on your achievements! We are so proud of you! Your final transcript will automatically be sent mid-June to the college you reported to us as attending in the fall. You do not need to do anything for this procedure. Where applicable, transcripts will also be uploaded to the NCAA Eligibility Center Portal.
HBCU Student Panel. If you missed the panel on Monday, May 11, here is the link to view the presentation.
Class of 2023,
Congratulations on your achievements! We are so proud of you!
Your final transcript will automatically be sent mid-June to the college you reported to us as attending in the fall. You do not need to do anything for this procedure.
Where applicable, transcripts will also be uploaded to the NCAA Eligibility Center Portal.
– The College Counseling Office
Review the full Commencement Week Schedule here.
View the Commencement Ceremony Program.
Watch the Commencement ceremony livestream here.
Any students interested in playing football next year are invited with their families to meet Coach MacAdoo Harrison-Dixon and his staff on Thursday, June 1 in the FAC atrium from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Questions? Reach out to Athletic Director Kurt Ruch (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Attention Senior Parents/Guardians:
You’re invited to gather on Red Square for Senior Dinner Dance photos on Friday, May 26 at 5:00 p.m., and attend a reception after in the MDA Library!
See you there!
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) launches its inaugural “Play On!” community touring program with Shakespeare’s classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream this summer, and they are coming to George School!
Guests are invited to campus on Sunday, June 11 at 4:00 p.m. for the performance in the William Penn Outdoor Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your own chair and blanket, and enjoy the show outside to kick off your summer!
Learn more here.
Stock up on your GS Gear before heading into summer with the 20% Clearance Sale on specially marked apparel items from now until the end of school on June 2!
The School Store hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on days when classes are in session.
Questions? Contact Maddy Roepcke at email@example.com.
Bring back your used Literature Books, that are in decent condition, to the School Store between May 26 – June 2 and get credit onto your GS account.
Here’s the list:
Maddy & Glen
We are pleased to share with you that the Search Committee has selected RG175 Search Consultants as a partner in the recruitment and hiring of George School’s tenth head of school. Led by the team of John Green, Catherine Hunter and Marcia Prewitt Spiller, RG175 is committed to understanding the unique mission of George School and identifying outstanding school leaders for our consideration.
In the coming weeks, RG175 will engage members of our community from all constituencies (faculty, staff, alumni, families and students) to gain a comprehensive understanding of our mission and values, our institutional priorities, and our school culture. The team will visit George School on Tuesday, May 23 so that they can experience campus in full swing before the school year ends. This visit will be the first in a series of conversations that the consultants will have with members of our community over the next few months.
Together with the Search Committee, they will develop an opportunity statement and will begin a comprehensive recruitment process through a broad network both within and outside of independent schools. The initial review and screening of candidates is a confidential process requiring considerable discretion. Once finalists are selected, constituents will once again be invited into the process to meet the candidates and provide feedback to the Search Committee.
We hope to invite finalists to campus once the school year is underway and make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees regarding the next Head of School by late fall.
Please refer to the Head of School Search page for comprehensive and current information about the search process. We will continue to keep you informed and aware of opportunities to engage in this work.
John Gibb, Clerk of Search Committee
Rebecca Boucher p’09 ’17, Assistant Clerk of Search Committee
IB exams for the May 2023 session have officially concluded! Congratulations to all the IB candidates, both Course and Diploma, who worked very hard to prepare for and test in their subjects!
Contact IB Coordinator Kim McGlynn at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
If you have any questions, please contact the Deans’ Office.
Parents and guardians,
These guidelines were shared with students. If you have any questions, please contact the Deans’ Office.
Senior Dinner Dance Rules, Guidelines, and Opportunities
1. All attendees must ride the official buses to and from the dance. There are no exceptions.
2. This is a substance-free event. You may not bring bags or beverages on the buses. Small purses are permitted. Expect to have your person/purse searched respectfully as you board the bus.
3. Only seniors may spend the night off campus following the dance. Boarding students in grades 9, 10, and 11 who attend the dance must sleep in the dorm following the dance. There are no exceptions.
4. Day students may drive themselves to and from campus before and after the dance. But senior boarders who are spending the night off-campus after the dance must be driven by an adult. (see below)
5. If your plus-one for the dance is a non-GS student, a completed Guest Dance Form must be submitted to the deans no later than Monday, May 22. The forms are available in the Deans’ Office.
Rules specific to post-dance plans
1. Senior day students may host up to four senior boarders at their home after the dance.
2. Leave requests from senior boarders who wish to be hosted off campus after the dance (by a day student’s parent or their own parent) are due at 11:00 pm on Monday, May 22. Late requests will not be accepted.
3. Transportation for boarding students must be provided by pre-approved adults.
4. Boarders must sign out at the Deans’ Office following the return of the buses. The Deans will meet the approved driver and make sure that person is driving. There must be a seatbelt for every passenger in the vehicle.
5. Senior boarders are due back on campus at 10:00 am on Saturday morning. Any students who have been selected to perform at Commencement are due back at 9:30 am. All other seniors are due back for Commencement rehearsal at 12:00 noon.
* * * Remember that all school rules are in effect before, during, and after the dance. * * *
Families of seniors are invited to join Head of School Sam Houser for a reception on Friday, May 26 in the Mollie Dodd Anderson Library immediately following the departure of their children to the Senior Dinner Dance.
Q: How do I return my rentals and sell my books for the 2022-2023 school year?
A: Rentals must be returned to this address with your Rental Account information:
Follett Memphis Virtual Center
2993 Fleetbrook Drive, BLDG 12.
Memphis, TN 38116
1. You will receive rental reminder emails to the account you used when you rented the book that have instructions and links to return rentals.
2. You can also log into your online bookstore account (top-right “My Account” link on bookstore website) for rental return information.
3. Students will receive a free shipping label when they log into their rental account at GeorgeSchool.bkstr.com.
4. Textbooks purchased new or used may still have value. Visit ValoreBooks or click the “Sell Your Textbooks” on the bookstore website here.
George School will again be offering online courses in US History as an alternative to the academic year version of the course. Learn more information about the courses and enroll here.
WHEN? July 17-August 24
WHO? The course is open to all GS students as well as students from other local schools. It is presented by TestTrak Tutoring with Instructor Craig Goodman et al.
WHERE? George School Campus
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Learn more and enroll here: www.georgeschool.org/summer.
As George School continues a process of reflection, assessment, and planning, we will be conducting surveys of our parents, students, and faculty/staff to receive views from each of these groups on their George School experience.
Parents: On Friday, April 14, parents received an email with a link to this survey. Surveys take approximately 15 minutes to complete; it is critical that all voices are heard, so please make every effort to complete the survey.
Students: Students were asked to complete the survey during Collection on Wednesday, April 19.
Faculty and staff received a link to their survey on Friday, April 21.
Parents/Guardians: Please join the Parent and Guardian Association (PGA) for dinner in the dining hall at 5:30 p.m. before its final meeting of the school year on Monday, April 17. The meeting will be from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the MDA Library Conference Room. Those unable to attend in person may join virtually via Zoom. The meeting link is on the Parent Portal.
George School is committed to being a welcoming and inclusive community. Learn how DEIJ and Quakerism are woven into community life at GS from Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Rachel Williams, Head of the Religions Department Tom Hoopes ’83, and current George School students.
Watch the recording here.
Reach out to email@example.com to get connected to the Parents and Guardian Association (PGA)!
Join current George School students for a Q & A about life at GS on Tuesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Director of Admission Kim Major p ’23 & ’26 hosts a Q & A session for newly enrolled students and their families.
Watch the recording here
Current George School students host a Q & A about life at GS.
Director of Admission Kim Major p ’23 & ’26 will be available for a Q & A session for newly enrolled students and their families on Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Meeting ID: 810 5986 2330
Learn more about weekend activities, residence life, clubs and organizations, and life at GS outside of the classroom.
Learn more about our athletics program with Director of Athletics Kurt Ruch, coaches, and current students.
Listen to members of our arts faculty and current George School students host a discussion about visual and performing arts at George School.
Interested in learning more about the Signature Academic Program at George School and diving into the courses offered? Listen to faculty and current George School students present about academics at George School.
We are looking forward to celebrating the Class of 2023 this May! Commencement and Senior Week activities are outlined on this page.
The Commencement ceremony itself is on Sunday, May 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This year’s celebration will take place on campus. Please join us in congratulating the Class of 2023! 🎉⭐️🎓
Get ready for the 2023-24 school year! Bookmark www.georgeschool.org/backtoschool, your planning hub for the 2023-24 school year, to refer to as you plan for the coming year.
Questions? Visit our Parent/Guardian FAQ page for more information about life at GS.
Enrollment Process: George School Admission Team, 215.579.6547
Financial Aid: Mike Murray, Director of Financial Aid, 215.579.6550
Billing, Payments, or Insurance: Rose Rosenberg, Accounts Receivable Specialist, 215.579.6510
Registration: Registration Team
Transportation and Residential Life: Deans’ Office, 215.579.6589
Health and Wellness: Student Health and Wellness Center, 215.579.6715
General Questions: George School Admission Team, 215.579.6547
Dear George School Students,
Do you remember the moment you said “yes” to GS?! For so many, attending the Celebration for Accepted Students (CAS) IS that moment. Every year, the Admission Office works to create an exciting, special, fun-filled experience for our newly accepted students… and we need YOUR help to make the 2023 CAS our best event yet!
This year, there will be two CAS days: March 30 and April 4.
Families will come to campus and attend programming throughout the morning and afternoon to get a sense of what George School is all about. We will need high-energy, dynamic, positive student volunteers to help families navigate campus; answer questions about life at GS; run icebreakers and other games; and so much more. If you are interested in being a Student Volunteer, please fill out this form at your earliest convenience.
The Admission Team
Attention Parents/Guardians: The Admission Team is looking for parent volunteers to help out with Celebration for Accepted Students (CAS) on March 30 and April 4.
If you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact Admission Visit and Outreach Coordinator Deb Soufleris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day Student Attendance Policy. If your child is ill, has a doctor’s appointment (doctor’s note required), late to class, or will miss a class or classes for any reason, parents/guardians must email Attendance Supervisor Laurie Moyer, or call 215.579.6593 , to notify her of the excused absence the day before or by 9:00 a.m. the morning of the absence. Your child must also check-in and out with Laurie in the Deans’ Office if they arrive late or leave early for the academic day.
Boarding Student Doctor Appointment Policy. Parents/guardians should let the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) know 24 hours in advance if their boarding student is leaving campus for a medical appointment with them. Students are required to sign out and back in through the SHWC. If the student has an off-campus appointment that requires the use of GS transportation, parents/guardians must give the SHWC 48 hours notice to secure transport. Contact Administrator of the SHWC Indira Rodrigo with questions.