Clubs & Activities
A wide variety of clubs and activities meet weekly at lunch time. Clubs provide students substantial leadership opportunities in organizing, planning, and bringing ideas to fruition. All clubs are student-run and organized with the assistance of a faculty advisor.
Our clubs are divided into four main categories: affinity, mission, publications and social.
Ahlan Wa Sahlan (Welcome)
A club devoted to the celebration of Middle Eastern culture.
Asian Students Association
An affinity group for students of Asian descent and their allies.
Brothers for Academic and Social Enrichment (BASE)
A support group for male students of color in the Upper School.
A support and discussion group for issues related to Judaism for Jews and non-Jews alike.
A fellowship of students and faculty interested in Christian spirituality, and how it relates to life, culture and relationships.
An affinity group for students of Latino descent and their allies.
Multicultural Student Union
An open forum and discussion group to enlighten others and its members about racial, ethnic and culture-related issues.
SAGA (Sexuality And Gender Alliance)
A support group for students of all sexual orientations that discusses questions or concerns pertaining to sexuality, gender and associated issues.
An affinity group for female students of color from various backgrounds in grades 9-12 providing opportunities for leadership, discussion, support and personal growth.
Support for Positive Body Image
A support group for young women concerned about promoting healthy attitudes about body image.
Women’s Affinity Group (Lady Club)
A women's affinity group, base in discussion of feminism. We explore both the local and global culture of being a woman.
Admission Office Student Guides
A group comprised of 10th, 11th and 12th grade volunteers who have agreed to assist the school in this facet of the application process.
Big Sibs (Directed Independent Study Minor)
A mentorship program that pairs Upper School students with Lower School students and spend one period a week in Lower School classrooms.
An opportunity for students interested in classical languages, literature and culture to explore the wider world of scholarly and artistic work influenced by classics.
Community Action Club
A group that seeks to increase GFS's involvement in the neighborhood and the neighborhood's involvement with GFS.
A group for students who are interested in theater, stagecraft (lighting, set design, and multimedia) work on drama productions and assembly setup.
Environmental Action Club
Dedicated to making our community a more environmentally friendly place by instituting a compost system, spreading awareness and reducing our carbon footprint.
Human Rights Group
A group that educates and raises awareness regarding human rights and human rights abuses locally, nationally and internationally.
An inter-scholastic exploration of interest in the legal world and the justice system, as well as hone verbal and delivery skills, through competitions (actual mock trials with witnesses and attorneys) coordinated by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
A club in which members participate in Model UN conferences, during which they represent countries in a meeting of the UN general assembly.
Student Advisory Council (SAC)
A group that liaises between the student body and administration, relaying students' ideas, opinions and needs to the faculty and administration in an effort to improve the quality of student life.
A space for students to express and share their love for writing.
A chance to explore the culinary world and learn more about how to cook.
An opportunity to learn about what it truly means to be a fashionista - someone who has the freedom and courage to express herself/himself. Our group will deeply explore the fashion world by holding fashion debates, discussing fashion finds and spunky DIY's.
Fitness Room Lifters
We train, We lift, We get stronger.