Meeting for Worship
All students and faculty at Germantown Friends School attend Meeting for Worship once a week. There, in the manner of Friends, we sit in expectant silence. From time to time, any person present may be led to share an insight, a concern, or an experience. The discipline of this regular, weekly period of silent worship is the foundation of every endeavor by the School.
The lower school division holds its own Meeting for Worship on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome.
Once a week, lower school children meet for an assembly period. During these times, guest speakers and performers present on a wide range of interesting topics. During many of the assembly periods, lower school students have the opportunity to perform a class play or musical for the entire lower school.
Feedback is a structured class group activity led by the school psychologist that encourages children and teachers to share constructive ideas, feelings, and criticisms with each other. It teaches listening, communication, patience, and openness.
Each June for the last five decades, fourth grade students celebrate Greek Day, the culmination of their year long study of Ancient Greece. The students design chitons, design and paint signs representing their city state, write prayers to the Gods and train for the days' events. Parents and students prepare a veritable Greek feast and fun is had by all.
Many of the older grades establish partnerships with the younger
grades for activities together such as attending Meeting for Worship and