1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
Newtown, PA 18940
A global school with local roots, George School is a Quaker, co-ed boarding and day high school in Newtown, PA. Convenient to New York City and Philadelphia, the school is located on a picturesque campus of open lawns and beautiful woods.
George School is an experienced leader in education, offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program and nearly 20 Advanced Placement courses.
Students are immersed in learning across all disciplines in a rigorous yet personalized curriculum.
The arts and coursework in science, robotics, and mathematics are signature elements of a George School education.
George School graduates attend the most selective colleges and universities worldwide, and become confident and capable leaders rooted in self-awareness, self-sufficiency, and the ability to listen deeply to others.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Students: 540 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $66,250
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1

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Class of 2019
5.00
Lewis & Clark College
George School is a special place. Whether it be the teaching style or the required service learning project, GS has a way of giving everything a unique twist. For example, I was lucky enough to. . .

Class of 2018
5.00
Bucks County Community College
Before going to George School, I felt a little wary about going because I saw the school was Quaker, something I’d never heard of or knew anything about. After graduating, I’d say the Quaker ideals. . .

Class of 2018
5.00
New York University
My favorite part of George School is the vast service learning opportunities across the globe. There are service learning projects in Nepal, Vietnam, Cuba, and even ones closer to home, like Washington D.C..Another unique aspect. . .
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School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2021 School Data
George School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1893
1907
Campus Size
240 acres
125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
540 students
300 students
% Students of Color
43%
25%
% International Students
28%
20%
% Students Boarding
45%
70%
Offers Post-Grad Year
No
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
No
No
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
14 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
18
17
Number of IB Courses Offered
43
-
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
73%
70%
Summer Program Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$66,250
$59,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$32,900
% Students on Financial Aid
58%
40%
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 1
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Kim Major

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
18
17
Courses
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, French, Human Geography, Latin, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics C: Mechanics and Electricity and Magnetism, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History, World History

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
28
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Amnesty International Club, Argo, Calligraphy, Chamber Ensembles, Cooking Club, Creative Design, Forensic Science, George School Investing Club, Goldfish in Java, Havurah, Latin American Students Organization, LOGOS, Model United Nations, Muslim Students Association, Open Doors, Prefect Program, Ride Society, Running Club, SAGE (Students Associated for Greater Empathy), Skiing Club, Songwriting Club, Umoja, Women's Issues Now, Young Friends Concerned

Arts and Music Programs:
Ceramics Club, Community Chorus, Fused glass

Recreational Athletic Programs:
SPALUTS (student humor and satire magazine)

School Notes

  • A global school with local roots, George School is a Quaker, co-ed boarding and day high school in Newtown, PA. Convenient to New York City and Philadelphia, the school is located on a picturesque campus of open lawns and beautiful woods.
  • George School is an experienced leader in education, offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program and nearly 20 Advanced Placement courses. Students are immersed in learning across all disciplines in a rigorous yet personalized curriculum. The arts and coursework in science, robotics, and mathematics are signature elements of a George School education.
  • George School graduates attend the most selective colleges and universities worldwide, and become confident and capable leaders rooted in self-awareness, self-sufficiency, and the ability to listen deeply to others.
  • George School accreditations: Middle States Association
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Blythe Danner - Actress
    • George Segal - Actor
    • Stephen Sondheim - Composer
    • Julian Bond - Civil Rights Leader
    • Mario Capecchi - Nobel Laureate (medicine)
    • Barbara Dodd Anderson - Philanthropist
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12
  • Students: 540 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $66,250
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1

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