George School

A global school with local roots, George School is a Quaker, co-ed boarding and day high school in Newtown, PA. Convenient to New York City and Philadelphia, the school is located on a picturesque campus of open lawns and beautiful woods.
George School is an experienced leader in education, offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program and nearly 20 Advanced Placement courses.Students are immersed in learning across all disciplines in our rigorous yet personalized Signature Academic Program.The arts and coursework in science, robotics, and mathematics are signature elements of a George School education.
George School graduates attend the most selective colleges and universities worldwide, and become confident and capable leaders rooted in self-awareness, self-sufficiency, and the ability to listen deeply to others.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 544 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $47,900
  • Acceptance rate: 34%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

George School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1893
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
544 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
George School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
76 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Average Class Size
13 students
Number of AP Courses
20 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus (AB), AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP Economics, AP French 5, AP Human Geography, AP Latin 4, AP Latin 5, AP Physics C, AP Spanish 5, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, AP World History
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Boarding student tuition is $73,100. Day student tuition is $47,900. Over 50% of George School students receive financial aid.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Acceptance Rate
34%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kim Major P '23 & '26

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
ARGO, Chinese Club, French Club, Havurah, Investing Club, JSA, Latin American Student Organization, LOGOS, Model UN, Open Doors, Painting & Drawing Club, Reading Olympics, SAGE (Students Associated for Greater Empathy), SAMOSA, UMOJA, Women's Issues Now (WIN), Young Friends

Arts and Music Programs:
A Cappella, Art for Relief, Chorale, Goldfish 'n Java, R&B Step Team

School Notes

  • A global school with local roots, George School is a Quaker, co-ed boarding and day high school in Newtown, PA. Convenient to New York City and Philadelphia, the school is located on a picturesque campus of open lawns and beautiful woods.
  • George School is an experienced leader in education, offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program and nearly 20 Advanced Placement courses.Students are immersed in learning across all disciplines in our rigorous yet personalized Signature Academic Program.The arts and coursework in science, robotics, and mathematics are signature elements of a George School education.
  • George School graduates attend the most selective colleges and universities worldwide, and become confident and capable leaders rooted in self-awareness, self-sufficiency, and the ability to listen deeply to others.
  • 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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does George School cost?
George School's tuition is approximately $47,900 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of George School?
The acceptance rate of George School is 34%, which is lower than the national average of 86%. George School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Pennsylvania with low acceptance rates.
Who are famous alumni from George School?
George School famous alumni include: Blythe Danner, George Segal, Stephen Sondheim, Julian Bond, Mario Capecchi and Barbara Dodd Anderson.
Does George School offer a summer program?
Yes, George School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does George School offer?
George School offers 21 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter Track and Wrestling. George School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for most sports offered.
What is George School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for George School?
The application deadline for George School is Feb. 1.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 544 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $47,900
  • Acceptance rate: 34%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Bucks County, PA is $11,186 for elementary schools and $26,724 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Bucks County, PA is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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