Summer English Immersion @ George School

George School offers a Summer English Immersion program designed to equip international students with the English they need to succeed at US high schools.

At George School, teachers challenge you, laugh with you, listen to you, and learn with you. The Summer English Immersion program is academically oriented and is designed for rising seventh- to ninth-grade students, approximately ages 12 to 14. Participants learn and study like typical George School students and enjoy many other benefits of life at a top boarding school—including arts and athletics, dorm life, the facilities of our beautiful and safe 240-acre campus, and the experience of living abroad.

Contact Us about English Immersion

Contact summeracademics@georgeschool.org to learn more about the Summer English Immersion program. We look forward to meeting you.

Go Beyond the Conversational

Language instruction goes beyond the conversational to prepare students for the English needed in varied disciplines—literature, history, science, and more. Teachers are qualified English language instructors and students are grouped into intermediate and advanced levels. The typical daily schedule includes:

  • Morning classes
  • Afternoon recreation, language practice, and community-building
  • Evening study time and dorm activities

Visit our sample schedule page to learn more, and download our program brochure.

Authentic Boarding Experience
The residential life program is another classroom. Participants make friends from around the world and enjoy dorm life under the care of experienced residential faculty and specially trained international student mentors. Dorm rooms are double occupancy and students have an option for three meals each day.

Weekends to Explore and Learn

The George School campus has a bucolic sensibility, but Newton, Pennsylvania—chosen recently as one of the ten coolest small towns in America—is only a quick walk away.  In town, students will find bookstores and boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants, and even a movie theater. And just across the street from the campus is a shopping center with a grocery store, pharmacy, and more.

Historic Philadelphia is only thirty-five miles south and New York City is ninety miles north. Weekend activities include visits to local cultural attractions and premier educational institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, Columbia, and New York University.

Summer 2022 Schedule and Requirements

Summer English Immersion at George School is scheduled for three weeks in July 2022. Students arrive on Saturday, July 9, and depart on Saturday, July 30. The cost for the program is $4,800 USD. To be considered, students should be able to express thoughts in spoken and written English and to read English at an intermediate level.

How to Apply
The application process includes a recommendation from a previous English teacher and a Duolingo English assessment with a written component. Applications are due by Tuesday, March 15, 2022. After the application is received, students will be contacted for a Zoom interview with an Admission consultant from George School. To apply now, please complete this Application Form. Space in the program is limited.

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at summeracademics@georgeschool.org.