George School

1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
Newtown, PA 18940-0189
Tel: (215)579-6547
Grades: 9-12 | 539 students
Founded in 1893, George School is a Quaker, coed boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12.
George School is one of nine boarding schools in the country to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1893

Student Body

Total Students 539 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade George School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 19 courses
Advanced Courses AP Alternative Photographic Processes, AP Biology, AP Calculus (AB), AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP Digital Imaging, AP Economics, AP French 5, AP Human Geography, AP Language and Comp, AP Latin 4, AP Latin 5, AP Literature, AP Physics C, AP Portfolio Preparation, AP Spanish 5, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, IB Economics SL, IB English HL: American Lit, IB English HL: World Lit, IB English SL: World Lit, IB History HL, IB History SL, IB HL Biology, IB HL Calculus, IB HL Precalculus, IB SL Biology, IB SL Chemistry, IB SL Environmental Systems, IB SL Physics, IB SL Precalculus, Language 4th and 5th year,
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15 / Feb. 1
Tuition Notes 50% of George School students receive financial aid.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant $28,000
Admissions Director Jennifer Sheppard

Sports

Total Sports Offered 19 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceEquestrian,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIndoor Soccer,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. A Cappella, ARGO, Art for Relief, Chorale, Clay Club, JSA, Model UN, Open Doors, Painting & Drawing Club, R&B Step Team, Reading Olympics, TERRA, UMOJA, Women's Issues Now (WIN) A Cappella, ARGO, Art for Relief, Chorale, Clay Club, JSA, Model UN, Open Doors, R&B Step Team, TERRA, UMOJA, Painting & Drawing Club,
Reading Olympics,
Women's Issues Now (WIN),

School Notes

  • Established in 1893 by the Religious Society of Friends, George School is a coeducational boarding and day school of 545 students in grades 9 through 12. The George School community, committed to Quaker ideals, cultivates respect for differences by affirming the Light of God in everyone. We teach our students to aspire to excellence as we prepare them for further education and a lifetime of learning as members of the global community. At George School, our approach to education is shaped by two fundamental goals: to be faithful to Quaker values and to meet the intellectual, social, and developmental needs of all of our students, educating them in mind, body, and spirit. We distinguish ourselves with an educational philosophy rooted in the faith and practice of the Religious Society of Friends. Friends believe that God's truth continues to reveal itself and that everyone is a potential channel for that revelation. The idea that every human being possesses an Inner Light inspires our approach to learning and spiritual development, our style of interpersonal relations, and our approach to community life and decision-making.

Profile last updated: 09/21/2015

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