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George School
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1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
Newtown, PA 18940



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George School is a coed boarding and day school for grades nine through twelve located in Newtown, Pennsylvania, USA. In the past decade, the school educated students from thirty-eight states and seventy-three countries. They represent a variety of ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.

At George School, we hold high academic standards. Students learn to think creatively and critically, to write clearly, and to express themselves with confidence. Classes are small and teachers encourage discussion, valuing differences of opinion.

Our respect for the individual has led us to develop a diverse selection of courses that allows students to create a program that is tailored to their individual talents and interests. In addition, George School also offers the International Baccalaureate diploma program and a full schedule of Advanced Placement courses.

Founded in 1893 by members of the religious Society of Friends, the school’s Quaker values of equality, integrity, and peacemaking, inspires students to be led by their own truths while respecting and appreciating opinions and beliefs different from their own.

We require all students to complete a service project before graduating. Students have volunteered at local nursing homes, emergency shelters, and soup kitchens. They have tutored inner-city children, built houses with Habitat for Humanity, and worked on a Native American reservation.

George School students explore the world, many having participated in international service projects in China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ghana, India, Nicaragua, South Africa, and Vietnam. Through service learning experiences here and across the globe, students get to know people whose lives are very different from their own and they learn how good it feels to help others.

Our campus is located in a suburban setting near historic Newtown Pennsylvania, with lovely gardens, open lawns, beautiful woods, and acres of playing fields, tennis courts, and handsome buildings. Princeton New Jersey is a half hour north of campus. Philadelphia is forty minutes south. New York City is less than two hours to the north.

Two-thirds of our teachers live on campus and students have the reassuring sense of being part of a large, comfortable family. Students always have plenty to do. When they aren’t in classes they spend their time studying, playing sports, completing studio arts projects, attending committee meetings, doing community service, or simply hanging out with their friends. Special activities are scheduled every weekend to give students a broad array of options for fun.

The College Guidance Office helps students find the right college for them. Our counselors attend conferences, visit college campuses, and network with other independent schools, so they are well trained at advocating for school students and ultimately helping them make the big step to college. During their first year at George School, students and their parents begin using the school’s college search resource program, Naviance Family Connection. In their junior year, students are matched with a college counselor who works closely with them through the entire application process.

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