James will represent the United States at the 2017 Junior World Championships held in Trakai, Lithuania, August 2-6, 2017.
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
In the coming weeks, we will welcome Tchet Dorman, our new Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and James Hightower, who will serve as our new Director of College Counseling.
Chloe raised more than $13,000 towards the construction of a new school in Nicaragua, and from June 18 to 26, she and GFS Spanish teacher Rachel Bradburd trekked to the community of El Chamarro #2 to help start the build.
In June, four GFS boys—Colin Riley '18, Eli Schwemler '17, Jonnie Plass '17, and Nick Dahl '17—beat every other competing school in the country to take the National Championship in the Boys DMR (distance medley relay) at the New Balance Nationals.
The Germantown Friends School community is mourning the loss of David Jones, who was the stepfather of one of our students. Mr. Jones was fatally shot by a police officer as he was running away after being stopped on his bike. Our student participated in the Middle School moving up ceremony on June 7, and lost his stepfather in this sudden way the very next day.
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