2024–2025 Information

The information on this page is for families of students enrolled at The Geneva School for the 2024–2025 school year.

OFFICE HOURS

The school offices are open every day that school is in session at these times:

  • Lower School: 7:30 am–5:30 pm
  • Upper School: 8:00 am–5:00 pm

In the summer, the school has shorter office hours.

2024–2025 CALENDAR

The online Calendar is updated as events are confirmed. Please note: dates are subject to change.

The 2024–2025 HOLIDAY CALENDAR gives information on the days we are in school and other basic information.

Athletic schedules for upper school sports can be found on the team specific webpages in the Upper School Athletics section of the website.

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR

  • August 8–9: Senior Boot Camp at Deerhaven Retreat and Conference Center in Paisley, FL.
  • Monday, August 12: Meet-the-Teacher & Information Expo: 9:00 am–noon. Drop by to meet your child(ren)’s teachers and visit the Information Expo in Riley Arena.
  • Tuesday, August 13: First day of school for all students, K412th grade
  • Thursday, August 22: New Moms Coffee, Riley Arena, 8:30–10:00 am
  • August 20–22: Rhetoric Retreat for 9th–12th grade students
  • Thursday, August 22: Lower School Open House, 6:15–8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 27: Upper School Open House, 7:00–9:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 28: All School Convocation Chapel (Time TBD)
  • Friday, September 6: Upper School Honor Code Assembly, Riley Arena, 8:25 am (parents invited to attend)
  • Friday, October 4: SALT Day
  • Friday, December 6: Upper School Christmas Concert
  • Thursday, December 19: Lessons and Carols for 2nd–6th grade
  • Friday, January 10: Grandparents Day
  • Saturday, March 29: TGS Annual Auction
  • May 22 & 23: Graduation Events

Please check the CALENDAR for other important dates through the year.

SCHOOL HOURS FOR 2024–2025

Shorter Days for K4 & Kindergarten August 13–23: K4 & kindergarten students start the year off with a shorter school day.

K4: 8:10 am–12:20 pm
Kindergarten: 8:10 am–1:00 pm

If you have a K4 and a kindergarten student, you may pick up both students at 1:00 pm.

Regular Start and Finish Times

K4: 8:00 am–1:10 pm (beginning August 26)
Kindergarten: 8:00 am–2:10 pm (beginning August 26)
1st–6th Grade: 8:00 am–2:50 pm
7th–12th Grade: 8:25 am–3:15 pm

For more information on the drop-off/pickup windows and the early-dismissal schedule, visit the SCHOOL HOURS/SCHEDULES page.

SUMMER READING LISTS

The Geneva School yearns to see good readers, and reading well requires direction, discipline, and diligence. For nearly ten months, our teachers strive toward teaching mechanics and comprehension, analysis and appreciation. They assign books to read, questions to answer, and ideas to ponder. Reading for understanding begins with the necessity of hard work, but the rewards pay dividends in growing the imagination and inspiring the mind.

Reading lists can be found on the SUMMER READING pages. The lists for K4–6th grade students are suggested reading lists. The 7th–12th grade reading lists outline required reading in addition to other suggested reading.

STUDENT SUPPLIES/DEVICE REQUIREMENTS

School supplies necessary for students in K4–6th grade are purchased and placed in classrooms ready for the first day of school. The cost of supplies is added to an activity fee divided between two payments billed to accounts in September and January. At each grade level, there are a few items that are not included in the activity fee billing.

Students in 7th–12th grade purchase their own supplies.

Further information regarding supplies and device requirements can be found on the STUDENT SUPPLIES page.

TECHNOLOGY USAGE POLICY: This page has information on student accounts and devices, digital etiquette, the school’s social media policy, and cell phone policy.

UNIFORMS

All uniforms should be purchased from Lands’ End and Tommy Hilfiger. Information on how to order can be found on the UNIFORM SUPPLIERS page.

It is very helpful to be familiar with the uniform requirements before ordering. All the information about uniform requirements can be found on the UNIFORM GUIDELINES page.

Used Uniforms: The school has a selection of used uniforms for sale at a significant reduction. Come by the lower school building during the summer. During the school year, used uniforms are available in the lower school building for K4–6th grade students and in the upper school building for 7th–12th grade students. If you would like to donate gently used (and clean) uniforms, they can be dropped off at the reception desk of either building.

2024–2025 OVERNIGHT TRIPS

ATHLETICS

Check out the ATHLETICS section of the website to see what is in store for your children in the way of athletics for next year. Please watch your email inboxes over the summer for announcements about schedules and tryouts for fall sports.

Lower School Fall Sports

  • Track Club (with Dreadhead Track) for K4–5th grade boys and girls (competitive)
  • Soccer (with Florida Kraze Krush) for K4–5th grade boys and girls (competitive)
  • Tennis for K–6th grade boys and girls (instructional)
  • Volleyball for 3rd–4th grade girls (instructional)
  • Volleyball for 5th–6th grade girls (competitive)
  • Golf for K–3rd grade boys and girls (instructional)

Upper School Fall Sports

  • Boys Tackle Football (developmental team, varsity)
  • Girls Volleyball (7th/8th, JV, varsity)
  • Boys Golf (JV and varsity)
  • Girls Golf (varsity)
  • Boys Cross Country (MS & varsity)
  • Girls Cross Country (MS & varsity)
  • Boys Swimming & Diving (varsity)
  • Girls Swimming & Diving (varsity)
  • MS Co-ed Soccer (6th–8th grade boys and girls)

Note for 6th grade athletes: Students in 6th grade may participate in 6th grade volleyball, instructional tennis, upper school golf, MS cross country, upper school swimming & diving, or MS co-ed soccer.

Required FHSAA Forms for all 6th–12th Grade Athletes: All 6th–12th grade students participating in middle school, JV, or varsity athletics must submit the FHSAA Athletic Clearance Form. More info can be found here.

Please note—younger students do not need these FHSAA forms to participate in youth sports.

MEDICAL INFORMATION

If your student requires daily medication while at school, needs an inhaler for asthma, or is prescribed an EpiPen for severe allergies, please refer to the MEDICAL INFORMATION pages for further information.

If you have a child entering K4, kindergarten, or 7th grade, Florida state law has certain age-specific immunization requirements for children attending school that you need to be aware of:

  • K4: 4 doses DTap (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), 4 doses polio, 1 dose MMR (mumps, measles, rubella), 3 doses hepatitis B, 1 dose varicella (chicken pox)
  • Kindergarten: Additional MMR booster, additional varicella booster
  • 7th Grade: Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis booster (Tdap or Adecal)

For new families to Geneva, please check the INFORMATION FOR NEW FAMILIES. This page has information important for the health and safety of your child from our school nurse Lou Jones.

VOLUNTEERING AT GENEVA

The next best thing to being a student at The Geneva School is being involved as a volunteer.

Parental involvement in the life of the school has always been a vibrant element in the Geneva community experience. Whether you serve as a member of our board of governors, volunteer for a special event, or dress up for Colonial Day—we want you to be involved.

Volunteering at Geneva is a great way to further your partnership with the school. Our field trips and events spill over with active, enthusiastic parents. Many will say, “Wow! I wish that I’d had this kind of education!”

For information on how to get involved and the background and driver check, check the PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT page.

AFTERCARE PROGRAM

  • After-school care is offered to all Geneva lower school students every day after school until 5:30 pm with the exception of all-school early dismissal days (9/19, 12/20, 3/14, and 5/23) when no after-school care is offered. Any other exceptions to this will be published ahead of time.
  • For more information on aftercare, visit the AFTERCARE PROGRAM page.

GRAMMAR SCHOOL CLASS LISTS AND DIALECTIC/RHETORIC SCHEDULES

Grammar school class assignments and dialectic and rhetoric class schedules are completed the first weeks of August and communicated to parents/students.

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July 19, 2024
  • Summer Camps (Week 6)

    Date: July 15, 2024 - July 19, 2024
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • USA Archery JOAD Target Nationals

    Date: July 17, 2024 - July 21, 2024
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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July 20, 2024
  • USA Archery JOAD Target Nationals

    Date: July 17, 2024 - July 21, 2024
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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July 21, 2024
  • USA Archery JOAD Target Nationals

    Date: July 17, 2024 - July 21, 2024
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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July 22, 2024
  • Summer Camps (Week 7)

    Date: July 22, 2024 - July 26, 2024
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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July 23, 2024
  • Summer Camps (Week 7)

    Date: July 22, 2024 - July 26, 2024
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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July 19, 2024
  • Summer Camps (Week 6)

    Date: July 15, 2024 - July 19, 2024
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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  • USA Archery JOAD Target Nationals

    Date: July 17, 2024 - July 21, 2024
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
    See more details

July 20, 2024
  • USA Archery JOAD Target Nationals

    Date: July 17, 2024 - July 21, 2024
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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July 21, 2024
  • USA Archery JOAD Target Nationals

    Date: July 17, 2024 - July 21, 2024
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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July 22, 2024
  • Summer Camps (Week 7)

    Date: July 22, 2024 - July 26, 2024
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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July 23, 2024
  • Summer Camps (Week 7)

    Date: July 22, 2024 - July 26, 2024
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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