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George School

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George School

At a glance

Location Newtown, PA
USA
Tuition $51,250
Grades 9-12 Students Receiving Aid 50%
Student Body Coed Total Aid Awarded $7,000,000
Student/Faculty Ratio 7:1 Endowment $90,900,000
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Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate 57%

Total Enrollment

Total Enrollment 530

Average Class Size

Average Class Size 14

Sports & Extracurriculars

Sports & Extracurriculars 58*
Average SAT Score (Math) N/R
Average SAT Score (Verbal) N/R
Learning Support Program?
Number of AP Programs 18
ESL Offered?
IB Program Offered?

Overview

Region Central New Jersey
New York NY Area
Philadelphia PA Area
Southern New Jersey
Program Emphasis Boarding School
College Prep
Day School
International Baccalaureate
All Grades 9-12
Boarding Grades 9-12
Grade Divisions Secondary
Religious Affiliation Friends
Student Body Coed
Established 1893
Dress Code Casual
School Setting Suburban
Campus Size (Acres) 240
Head of School Nancy O. Starmer
Endowment $90,900,000

History

Founded in 1893 by the Society of Friends (Quaker), George School is a coed boarding and day school enrolling 545 students in grades 9 through 12. Located on a 240-acre suburban campus in Newtown, Pennsylvania, George School is situated within an hour of Princeton NJ and Philadelphia PA, 2 hours from NYC, and 3 hours from Washington DC. George School’s rigorous academic program includes both the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and AP courses. George School is a very diverse community with 24% students of color and 23% international students. Annually over $8M is offered in financial aid to roughly 50% of the student body. George School students have a remarkable feast of classes, programs, and trips to choose from. As graduates, they go out into the world filled with amazing experiences, lifelong friends, and a taste for adventure.

MISSION STATEMENT: With Quaker tradition as its touchstone and academic excellence at its core, George School seeks to develop citizen scholars cheerfully committed to openness in the pursuit of truth, to service and peace, and to the faithful stewardship of the earth. We want our students to treasure learning for its own sake and to use it to benefit a diverse world. Above all, we want them to “let their lives speak.”

Academics

Full Time Faculty 75
Part Time Faculty 12
% of Faculty with Advanced Degrees 75%
Faculty with doctorate 0
Faculty with masters 64
Student/Faculty ratio 7:1
Average Class Size 14
Special Academic Support Programs
ESL
A Sampling of Courses Offered
Algebra
American History
American Literature
Anatomy
Art
Art History
Astronomy
Bible
Biology
Calculus
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Chorus
Classics
Community Service
Computer Graphics
Computer Math
Computer Programming
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Drama
Earth Science
Ecology
Economics
Electives
English
English as a Second Language
English Literature
Environmental Science
Equestrian Sports
Ethics
European History
Evolution
Existentialism
Expository Writing
Film
Film Studies
Fine Arts
French
Geography
Geometry
Government/Civics
Health
History
Human Development
Humanities
Journalism
Latin
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Pre-calculus
Psychology
Religion
Science
Sculpture
Social Science
Spanish
Speech
Statistics
Studio Art
Trigonometry
World Culture
World History
World Literature
Writing
A.P. Courses Offered
Biology
Calculus AB
Chemistry
Comp. Government & Politics
English Language
English Literature
French Language
French Literature
Human Geography
Latin Literature
Microeconomics
Other (AP Artr: Photography, AP World Literature, )
Physics C
Spanish Language
Spanish Literature
Statistics
Studio Art
US History

Student Enrollment

Total Enrollment 530
Boys 254
Girls 276
% Boys/Girls 48%/52%
Boarding Students 286
Day Students 244
International
Brazil
China
Germany
Guatemala
India
Jamaica
Korea
Mexico
Other (Afghanistan, Bermuda, Bahamas, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong, Turks & Caicos, Turkey, Vietnam)
Phillipines
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
UK
United States
Alabama
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Dist. of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Maryland
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Missouri
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia
Wyoming
Majority of students come from Northeast
% of Students of Color 24%
% of International Students 18%

Admission

E-mail admission@georgeschool.org
Web Address www.georgeschool.org
Director of Admission Christian Donovan
Admission Application Apply to George School
Application Required Yes
Application Fee Amount 50
Financial Aid Deadline(s) Feb 15
Financial Aid Awarded $7,000,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid 50%
Acceptance Rate 57%
Total Applicants 506
Admissions Selectivity Selective
Admissions Yield 62%
Admission Tests Accepted
ISEE
SSAT
TOEFL
Day Student Tuition $34,450
Boarding Student Tuition $51,250

College Placement Office

Dedicated College Placement Office Yes
Recent College Matriculations 5 more more students matriculated to these institutions in the past 5 years:
American University
Bates College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Bryn Mawr College
Carnegie Mellon University
College of William & Mary
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Dickinson University
Drexel University
Franklin and Marshall College
George Washington University
Goucher College
Guilford College
Haverford College
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University
Lehigh University
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
McGill University (Canada)
New York University
Northeastern University
Oberline College
Penn State University
Purdue University
Queen's University (Canada)
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Sarah Lawrence College
Smith College
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Temple University
Tulane University
University of Chicago
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester
University of Southern California
University of Vermont
Ursinus College
% of Graduates Who Attend College 99%

Athletics & Extra-Curricular Activities

Athletics
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
equestrian
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field
volleyball
wrestling
Recreational Sports
aerobics
basketball
camping
dance
equestrian
fitness
outdoor club/skills
soccer
ultimate frisbee
weight lifting
yoga
Extra-Curricular Activities
A Capella
African American Club
Art Club
Asian Club
Chorus
Community Service Program
Computer Club
Dance Club
Debate Club
Dorm Proctors
Drama Club
French Club
Gay/Straight Alliance
Honor Council
International Club
Investment Club
Judiciary Board
Literary Magazine
Math Club
Model UN
Newspaper
Orchestra
Other (http://www.georgeschool.org/Campus%20Life/Clubs%20and%20Organizations.aspx)
Peer Tutoring
Recycling Club
Stock Market Club
Student Government
Tour Guides
Volunteer Club
Women's Studies
Yearbook

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Phone 215-579-6500
Address 1690 Newtown Langhorne Rd - Newtown, PA 18940 USA
Website www.georgeschool.org 
Email admission@georgeschool.org 
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