Lower School


Welcome to the Germantown Friends Lower School. Our division abounds with the energy of a diverse and talented group of children.

The years spent in the GFS Lower School are such fantastic times of wonderment and adventure. The faculty’s primary commitment is to making your child feel welcomed, cared for and respected as a contributing member in this community.  Our goal is to immediately and consistently engage a child’s imagination and intellect and to set the course for a well-rounded learning expedition.

We maintain an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning.  We have a long-standing history of academic excellence and pride ourselves on integrating Quaker values, a focus on diversity and a value of the urban landscape into various aspects of our work with young children.

We believe that what sets a GFS education apart is the value placed on community and the relationships formed among its members. These relationships are critical to the development of student confidence and leadership competencies. Life-long friendships among students, parents and teachers are established here and are maintained for years to come. The sense of community is palpable.

We hope that the rich academic program offered in our Lower School, housed within a diverse and welcoming community, is a wonderful entry point to a phenomenal K-12 education. Please take a tour of our website to find out more!

Kim Lewis

Lower School Principal

First-Floor Sharing Assembly Playlist

Lower School Glimpses

Contact Information

Lower School Office:

Kim Lewis, Principal

Kate Garrity, Assistant to the Lower School Principal

Sirporah Ferguson, Administrative Assistant

Michelle Palmer, Administrative Assistant