George School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: 215-579-6547
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 o fAP 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.

Alumni Reviews
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  • Review Description

  • Class of 2016
    5 Stars   12/3/2016
    Rutgers University
    One of the unique aspects of I loved about George school is its iconic "Red Square" located right outside of main building. This is the student hub during fall and springtime where you'll find many. . .

  • Class of 2012
    5 Stars   12/17/2016
    The George Washington University
    While I never expected to attend a religious school, nor do I consider myself particularly religious, attending George School with its background in Quakerism was such an amazing experience. Teachers really seem to relate to. . .
Definition of Terms 
2017 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 students300 students
% Students of Color
31%
20%
% 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 Offered1816
Number of IB Courses Offered43-
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
60%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$57,550$52,700
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$39,000$28,270
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
36%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$28,000$22,410
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 Offered1816
Link to List of AP Courses:View List of AP Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered1714
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
ExtracurricularsAmnesty International Club, Argo, Ceramics Club, Community Chorus, Cooking Club, George School Investing Club, Goldfish in Java, Havurah, Latin American Students Organization, LOGOS, Model United Nations, Muslim Students Association, Open Doors, Outdoor Club, Pacific Rim Organization (PRO), Pennswood Committee, Pets Are Worth Supporting, R&B Step Team, SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving), South Asian Student Society, Squares, TERRA, The Curious George (School Newspaper), Umoja, Women's Issues Now,

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.
  • 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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