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George School

Private | 9-12 | 540 students

 

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Posted May 3, 2013

George School was a great place for me. I was there for grades 9-12 and would do it all over. There were some great teachers, coaches and a diverse campus community of students who wanted to learn. Notably, many of the teachers graduated from George School and have taught there for decades. The classes were challenging and made me think. I learned how to be myself because of my experiences at George School; that is an invaluable lesson! The school is updating its facilities with an all-weather track/turf field, renovated dinning facilities and an athletics field house on the south end of campus. These improvements are slightly overdue, but essential to the longevity of this very special place. The student life, especially activities for boarders, has been improving too, but was lacking when I was a student. Keep in mind, no place is perfect. So, go check this warm and welcoming community out for yourself, you won't be sorry.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2012

I had a great experience at George school. I graduated in 2012 and as a freshman in college now, I miss it incredibly but feel like it prepared me extremely well for college. I wouldn't have wanted to experience high school anywhere else.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 15, 2011

George School is an incredible school for those looking to challenge themselves. However, like almost every other school, you get what you put into it. You can choose the difficulty of your classes, and it's tempting to opt for the easy classes and slide by. But if you really want to get the "bang for your buck", take advantage of the IB and AP programs. You will not only find really passionate teachers but you will also find out what you're capable of...and it's definitely worth it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2010

I transfered to George School as a sophomore from my public school, it changed my life. You are treated as an individual, not just a number. The teacher relationships is truly remarkable considering many of them live with you in the dorms. I was a student who got good grades before coming to GS, but the teachers challenged me and questioned my values. This school changed my life because it re-invented learning for me. The faculty is inspiring and everyone including the grounds crew are a valued part of the community. I am so appreciative of my George School education because it has shaped my character into something I am proud of.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 25, 2010

I personally like it here. The community is welcoming and friendly, moreso than most other high schools. The academics are challenging if you would like them to be. Going here really can be life changing, in a good way. I suggest going here if you want a good, unique school experience. Totally worth the price!


Posted January 9, 2010

I graduated from GS a few years ago and I say that it truly is a unique community unlike anything outside of it. The school community promotes openess of opinion and emotions. It is a great place to seriously realize who you want to be. I was able to learn to deal with people from different cultures around the wolrld. I can't imagine other high schools in the area that can provide that sort of environment. These social skills have helped me tremendously in assimilating to the world's society.


Posted November 8, 2009

Our son approached us at the end of his 9th year in our local public school and asked if he could 'check out' George School. He went through the admission process and was awarded a very generous scholarship which covered more than half of his tuition. What a wonderful community! Not only was our son welcomed, we as parents were too. The experience changed our entire family. Our son thrived at the school taking on leadership roles, getting involved in community service, and running some student clubs. The academics were challenging, but the class sizes were small and the teachers really cared. It was tough paying the tuition (even 50%) but it was worth every cent. He is attending college now and has carried over much of what he began at the George School. A strong, giving, confident, compassionate, and happy young man.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2009

Everyone rates this school ridiculously high, and those who have heard of the school but haven't actually gone there assume everyone is super smart. The truth is: George School really isn't anything special. The only thing about this school that exceeds those of other schools is its price. As a graduate of the school I must say that if you are looking for a school where you need to feel welcomed and loved and be accepted no matter what, apply to George School. However, if you have any interest in being prepared for the real world where everyone isn't liberal and accepting, take this school off your list. It's a beautiful campus, and the academics are pretty good; but in terms of builiding a strong, practical young adult, this school can't do much for you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2009

I just started George School in the middle of the school year, and I was blown away. People on campus are very welcoming and friendly. I really do believe George School will change my life forever. I am loving it so far! I'd say if you're considering coming here, go for it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2008

George School is has a beautiful campus, a wonderful teaching/support staff, intense academic and extracurricular programs including International Baccalaureate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2008

I graduated from GS many years ago and each time I visit, I feel gratitude and warmth. This school has the unique opportunity to change your life forever. Quaker values and beliefs are demonstrated in every aspect of learning. Individualism is encouraged and respected. Friendships are nurtured. The campus is beautiful and the academics are challenging. The GS experience is invaluable and worth the sacrifice!


Posted July 17, 2007

My two older stepchildren went to George School. They are both currently involved with post(college)graduate studies - one at Earlham and one at Columbia. While we scrambled for scholarships, it was worth every minute of work, and every cent we had (and some relatives pitched in too!). Our children would never have had the opportunities they now have without this school. Is it straight-laced-conservative-mold-the-kids-to-society teaching? No, thank goodness, no! Our kids got an opportunity to see what the real world is through this school. They got a chance to discover who they were, what they are good at, what values are important in life, all sorts of real-life lessons that the average school cannot, or will not, supply. Definitely worth the scrambling for money. We're all grateful for this school. -A.M.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2007

Half of the classes are a joke and the boarding experience is a mediocre attempt at teaching 'community'
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2005

Academically this is a top school in Bucks County. George School is a Quaker School and as such, there is considerable emphasis on community service. It is a boarding school with about half of the students as boarders the others are day students. There is a beautiful campus with most of the faculty living on Campus. The school isn't cheap at well over $20,000 for day students. On the other hand, the children attending this school tend to be top performers and upon graduation will be have already had the equivalent of college level academic standards i.e., they will be well prepared.
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Posted September 4, 2003

This school values the indivual while still maintaining a wonderful communtiy. Part of the Quaker philosophy is that everyone has the light of God with them and George School brings out everyone's unique and beautiful light.


Posted August 22, 2003

George School is an amazing place to be for many reasons. First of all, it allows every student to discover themselves as opposed to being pressured into a certain commonly accepted personality. Each student also has the opportunity to create an academic life that fits their desires and abilities. Students can easily become involved in many extracurricular activities, which include very serious leadership roles. But most importantly, the teachers, students, staff and families on campus are all treated as equals and interact with one another all the time. Some of my greatest friends at George School were my teachers.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 10, 2003

George School integrates people of all different races, religions, social backgrounds and sexualities. It makes a strong attempt to simulate a real world enviornment. The only difference is that at George School everyone gets along and intertwines themselves with others of completely different backgrounds, while in the realworld this non-biased integration is rarely found. GS also not only focuses on the student, but on the person. Everyone is an individual, and everyone has something different and special to bring to the table. Respect and creativity are big on campus.
—Submitted by a former student


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 71%
Black 7% 15%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Hispanic 3% 9%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
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