George School

5.00 (9 reviews)
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.

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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  
    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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Definition of Terms
 | 2021 School Data
George SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-129-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationSociety of FriendsNon-denominational
Year Founded18931907
Campus Size240 acres125 acres

Student Body

Enrollment540 students300 students
% Students of Color
43%
25%
% International Students
28%
20%
% Students Boarding
45%
70%
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
Student : Teacher Ratio7:17:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1818
Number of IB Courses Offered43-
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
73%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$66,250$59,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$33,900
% Students on Financial Aid
58%
40%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Acceptance Rate

Application DeadlineFeb. 1Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Director of AdmissionsKim Major

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1818
CoursesArt 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

# 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 Organizations2823
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, 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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