GFS is nationally known for its academic excellence, attention to the Quaker values of Peace, Equality, and Integrity, a commitment to diversity, and its long-standing neighborhood partnerships in historical Germantown.
We offer exceptionally strong courses of study in math, science, English, history, modern languages, the classics, technology and physical education, as well as great athletic and arts programs, and a wide array of activities and leadership opportunities so that each child will find a place to gain confidence and succeed.
GFS students learn how to think critically, how to articulate, reflect upon, and then find answers to their questions. In uniquely close partnerships with their teachers, students are encouraged to wrestle with complicated issues and engage in rich discourse in and out of the classroom, stretching their viewpoints to include and respect the perspectives of others, thus solidifying their own identities. GFS graduates are well prepared for their college classes, follow their talents and passions to successful careers, and become thoughtful and active world citizens.
The best way to understand the depth of Germantown Friends School’s intellectual atmosphere and the close-knit feel of our learning environment is to visit us. Come tour the campus, visit classes, and see us in action; I think you will be inspired by the joy you see and all that our students accomplish each and every day.
Laura Sharpless Myran '78
Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid