George School

5.00 5 1 (6 reviews)
1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
Newtown, PA 18940
  • George School, a coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, was founded in 1893 by Quakers.
  • The school maintains high academic standards in an atmosphere characterized by respect for the individual, honesty and cooperation.
  • We offer a wide range of small classes that focus on critical thinking, lots of AP courses, and modern resources like our solar-powered greenhouse. We are also one of a few U.S. boarding schools to offer the International Baccalaureate Program.
  • This rigorous, comprehensive curriculum teaches you about the world while it challenges you-really challenges you-in subjects as diverse as Latin and calculus, photography and biology, literature and economics.

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  • Class of 2019
    5 Stars  
    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 Stars  
    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 Stars  
    Oberlin College
    George School is fundamentally a Quaker boarding school. When I attended, only around 13% of the student population identified as Quaker. As such, it is completely not required to be a Quaker to attend. However. . .
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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
George SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationSociety of FriendsNon-denominational
Year Founded18931910
Campus Size240 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment540 students310 students
% Students of Color
31%
23%
% International Students
27%
20%
% Students Boarding
53%
66%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearNoNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size14 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1818
Number of IB Courses Offered43-
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
60%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$57,550$56,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$39,000$31,000
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$28,000$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15 / Feb. 1Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsRohan Arjun

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1818
Link to List of AP Courses:View List of AP Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1716
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2623
ExtracurricularsClub 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, Prefect Program, Ride Society, Running Club, 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

  • George School, a coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, was founded in 1893 by Quakers. The school maintains high academic standards in an atmosphere characterized by respect for the individual, honesty and cooperation.
  • 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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