George School - Review #7

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George School
5

About the Author:

Years Attended Boarding School:
1979-1980
Sports and Activities:
I participated in chorus, drama, tennis, basketball, field hockey and lacrosse.
College Enrolled:
University of Delaware
Home Town, State:
Dover, DE

Reflections and Advice:

1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
The George School campus is absolutely beautiful. My room senior year had a breathtaking view of a large lawn and trees. It’s a lovely campus to walk around in every season.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
The best part of George School was just about everything. I was not anxious to go away for high school. But our public school was very rural and most of my friends were not planning to go to college. It was not a diverse area and my parents wanted more for me. I tried it. It was an adjustment and within months I fell in love with it.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
Give it time. It will be an adjustment. But I really don't remember anyone being unhappy there.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
Everything. Awesome teachers. Great friends. Incredible experience!
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
I loved living in the main building. It was very convenient and the views were beautiful.

Academics:

1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved having small classes ranging from 5-15. My teachers were always available to help me after class. They were the best teachers I ever encountered .

Athletics:

1.) Describe the athletics at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked how everyone could play on a team sport if they wanted to. I liked how sports was fun and not overly competitive!

Art, Music, and Theatre:

1.) Describe the arts program at your school - what did you like most about it?
The quality of the teachers of the arts was phenomenal.

Extracurricular Opportunities:

1.) Describe the extracurriculars offered at your school - what did you like most about it?
There was everything from sports to the arts. I even had a calligraphy course. My friends did pottery.

Dorm Life:

1.) Describe the dorm life in your school - what did you like most about it?
I enjoyed dorm life and made a lot of friends from all over the country. There was always a teacher living on each hall if you needed an adult to talk to.

Dining:

1.) Describe the dining arrangements at your school.
I liked how the dining room was set up with round tables. There was always a teacher at each table for dinner. We had a moment of silence before eating. Food was good and meals were always pleasant times.

Social and Town Life:

1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Newtown is a lovely town to walk to. We would walk into town for pizza and ice cream.
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
I liked hanging out on the front porch of the main building talking to friends . We also hung out on the expansive lawn a lot.
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George School Alumni #1
Class of 2015
5.00 8/13/2020
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Quaker school surrounded by a ton of beautiful and gigantic old trees that provides you with so many opportunities and resources not only in academics but in after-school activities to develop existing skills, find new. . .
George School Alumni #2
Class of 2003
5.00 5/20/2020
Boston College
George School's strong Quaker tradition brings tenants of the faith into the educational curriculum and living environment. In terms of education, there's a strong array of courses that challenge all levels of learners and a. . .
George School Alumni #3
Class of 2018
5.00 4/17/2020
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 540 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $73,100
  • Yearly Tuition (Day Students): $47,900
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Source: Verified school update