David is a Germantown native, and when he graduated from GFS, he left with a clear purpose: he wanted to help those who weren't afforded the same opportunities that he was.
WHEN yOu bEgIN WITH THE bELIEF that each person has a unique inner light, great things can happen. At GFS, we discover and nurture a multitude of hidden talents. We teach each child to speak his or her mind, and make sure every voice is heard. We believe community is built on a foundation of mutual respect. Read Our Mission
At GFS, we instill in our students the belief that they can achieve anything, and allow them the opportunity to grow, to step forward as leaders and to find their own way. As a result, our graduates have the creativity and confidence to write their own definitions of success.
in grades K–12
66% hold advanced degrees
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Athletic championship titles
National Merit Finalists since 2011
National Merit Scholars since 2011
Neighborhood organization partners
Upper School students who designed a Directed Independent Study in 2015-16
LEED Gold building,
the Wade Science Center
Teacher Jeff Torchon says, "When professional musicians are asked about how she plays, they tell me that she is one of the pros and they would play gigs with her if given the opportunity."
Alex Favin '07 brought his film production skills and equipment to André Lee's Intro to Filmmaking class, setting young filmmakers minds' ablaze with possibilities.
Join us today and tomorrow, 3:30-9:30 p.m. in the Scattergood Gym, for exciting out-of-league basketball match-ups and to help benefit the GFS Community Basketball & Enrichment Camp.
Check out this great piece in this Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer about our Center City location's special blend of Quakerism, the arts, academics, and play combined with an ideal location for Center City families.
We need more schools like GFS to teach the next generation of young people the knowledge to improve their lives and the lives of others, while also inspiring the keen desire to do so.
Leah Rosenberg GFS Class of 1982
Germantown Friends is not just a campus filled with buildings. It embodies a community that inspires, supports and promotes the right ingredients for success.
Michelle Marshall GFS Parent
My life would not be what it is today had GFS
not been a part of it.
Eric Owen russell GFS Class of 1978
There is a shared belief in the power and value of education that unites the school community and the families who choose GFS. At every grade level, you find teachers who are passionate about intellectual exploration. You see a true excitement about learning.
Faye Steacy Retired Lower School Teacher
GFS gave me the confidence to reach for success, a foundation of knowledge to build upon, and the assurance that there would always be unconditional support for my goals from people I'm proud to call my friends.
Reiss Clauson-Wolf GFS Class of 2009