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George School

School rating 3.8 / 5 by

1690 Newtown Langhorne Road Newtown PA 18940 United States
Boarding
9th to 12th
Day
9th to 12th
Gender
Coed

Academic

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George School offers a variety of academic programs including AP classes and the IB Diploma. There are levels of rigor that can accommodate all kinds of students and still prepare every student for higher education. Each academic department's strength comes from the foundation of the faculty who help push students to perform their very best everyday.

College Counseling

I found the college counseling office to be as helpful as it needed to be....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

I would say that your interview is the most important along with your academic qualifications.....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

The campus is a relatively liberal place as it is based on the Quaker traditions. It is special in that the community is very tight knit. Most people are extremely nice and the students are social with each other beyond cliques and such. I had a great experience at George school but I do know people who have not had such amazing experiences there....

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