Clubs and Co-Curricular Activities
Germantown Friends School offers an expanded roster of after-school clubs and activities that feature a wide range of fun and enriching activities designed both to engage and excite children—and to reinforce the essential values taught throughout the school day.
GFS is thrilled to offer more than 20 after-school clubs, including such fun new options as Crime Scene Investigation; Seussical the Musical; Color & Design Studio: Flower Arranging, Painting, and Model Building; Hip-Hop with Movemakers Philly; and Bread Making.
All clubs will begin the week of September 18, and end the week of December 4 (save for a few noted exceptions). Make-up classes will take place during the week of December 11.
Because the three music ensembles (Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, and World Percussion) are part of the Lower School music curriculum, there is no fee for the instruction.
Although there is no fee for Instrumental Ensembles, we ask that you please enroll your child here once you have received word from Debbie Stahl or Taia Harlos that your child is eligible to participate.
Private Music Lessons at GFS
For more information about private instrumental music lessons, please click here.
Club Grade Levels
Although clubs are designed for particular grade levels, we may be able to accommodate interested students from outside of the designated grades provided space is available and the instructor approves. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
We wish for all GFS students to be able to participate in activities and programs offered by the school. Financial assistance is available for qualifying families. If you would like your child to participate and you anticipate needing assistance, please contact Tchet Dorman at firstname.lastname@example.org and Betsy Neiva at email@example.com.
Please note: If your child has already received assistance for a club this year, he/she is eligible to receive the same assistance this term and a coupon code should already have been set up in Active Network. If you find a code has not be set up, please email Betsy Neiva at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuesday, August 22: Fall clubs registration opens online
- Week of September 18: Fall clubs begin
- Monday, December 4, at 3:20 p.m.: Karate I Belt Test Ceremony
- Monday, December 4, at 4:10 p.m.: Karate II Belt Test Ceremony
- Tuesday, December 5, at 3:45 p.m.: Ballet performance