We are delighted to announce a new offering for the 2017-18 school year. The Germantown Friends School Early Childhood Program is opening a Center City location!
The Early Childhood Program, founded in 1982, has become a strong and well differentiated program in the Philadelphia area–both in its curricular offerings and Quaker underpinnings. It has proven to be a wonderful extension of the GFS mission and a treasured opportunity to engage the hearts and minds of our youngest friends.
For a number of years, we have examined ways to build upon the strength of our existing Early Childhood Program and address a need identified in Center City, where a significant number of parents have chosen to enroll in the programs that are closest to home. Many Center City parents are facing waitlists at the schools of their choice. The time is right to extend our Early Childhood Program to Center City.
We have leased a space in the Atrium Curtis Building at the corner of 6th and Walnut Streets on Washington Square, and renovations are under way. We aim to welcome the first class of young people to this location in the fall of 2017.
In addition to Early Childhood Programs, we are also planning to provide after-school programming that can serve not only the Early Childhood students enrolled at this new location but also Lower School families who would prefer to collect their children in Center City at the end of the workday. We are excited to be able to offer this option to better meet the needs of our growing Center City population and thrilled to be expanding the GFS community.
For inquiries about Fall 2017, please contact the Early Childhood Program.