Just over half its students are boarding students. Opening in 1893, George School was founded upon Quakerism (the Society of Friends), but the school embraces diversity.
The school holds worship meetings that are usually silent and contemplative, although students who feel inspired may offer a song or say a prayer. Due to its heritage, community thinking is encouraged and students are permitted to speak to their teachers on a first name basis.
George School is very competitive and demanding academically, providing both Advanced Placement courses and the prestigious International Baccalaureate Program. Most students participate in a competitive sport in addition to their academic studies and community service.