George School

5.00 5 1 (9 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  
    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
 | 2020 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

Enrollment524 students300 students
% Students of Color
43%
25%
% International Students
25%
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 Offered1718
Number of IB Courses Offered43-
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$63,700$58,900
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$42,200$32,250
% Students on Financial Aid
50%
40%
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineFeb. 1Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Director of AdmissionsRohan Arjun
Kim Major

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered1718
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 Organizations2624
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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