Founded in 1982, the Germantown Friends School Nursery/Preschool provides a safe, loving, and stimulating environment where children learn through play and social relationships. Our approach is grounded in Quaker testimonies.The GFS Preschool program is located on the GFS campus at 31 West Coulter Street in Philadelphia. GFS is a Quaker coed school for grades K-12 founded in 1845.
The Preschool opens at 7:45 a.m. and provides both full and part‑time programs for families. Half day children stay until 12:30, just after lunch. Full day children may be picked up any time before 5:00 p.m. Part-time children attend fewer than five days. The program follows the GFS school calendar. We close for winter, spring, and summer vacation as well as holidays.
GFS is an equal opportunity care provider. Read about the preschool's founding years in this Studies in Education article.