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explore our CAMPUS

What's cool about our campus is that it's spread out over seven acres in Philadelphia's historic neighborhood of Germantown. The buildings are an eclectic mix of old and new, a unique look and feel more consistent with a college campus. With three gyms, three auditoriums, a student center, numerous open, green spaces and nine classroom buildings, it's a place worthy of adoration and exploration. The Meetinghouse, at the center of it all, provides a beautiful and spiritual focal point.

1. Main Building 2. Meetinghouse 3. Sharpless 4. Hargroves 5. Wade Science Center 6. Alumni Building 7. Admissions 8. Living Graveyard 9. Dead Graveyard 10. Loeb Performing Arts Center 11. Smith Gym 12. Cary Building 13. Friends Free Library 14. Field House 15. Scattergood Gym

we have deep roots in this place

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The Pillars of A

Quaker Education

At GFS, students and teachers gather in Meeting for Worship once each week. This is a time for shared, silent contemplation. Anyone who feels moved to speak may rise and do so. It is a simple formula, and can be a remarkably powerful experience.In these days of constant connectivity, the ability and opportunity to sit in silence have special value. Meeting for Worship is a cornerstone of the GFS culture that many come to cherish throughout their lives.

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speak the truth

We strive to deal fairly, equally and honestly with everyone. We aim to do as we say, reflecting our beliefs in our actions. even when it is inconvenient or challenging, we stand by our convictions, striving to lead lives of integrity.

Shine Together

We are all blessed with remarkable gifts. We are equally qualified to seek truth and to hear the voice of God. Every person deserves equal respect. For these reasons, we work against prejudice and discrimination and for equality.

stay connected

"Alone we can do little; together we can do so much."* We know there is strength in cooperation and wisdom to be found when many perspectives come together. We believe in the power of community.*
The words of Helen Keller.

keep it simple

In every way we can, we try to minimize the distractions that can draw our attention from the important things in life. This means not becoming overwhelmed by the busyness of daily routine. It means seeking balance. It means embracing simplicity.

care for all

This planet we inhabit, the talents we've been given, the community of which we are a part- all hold remarkable value. We must be responsible, imaginative and proactive in protecting these gifts and caring for the world and people around us. We must exercise good stewardship.

promote peace

We believe each life is precious and unique. We stand against war and violence and work to eliminate their root causes, including ignorance, racism, hatred and oppression. We are committed to creating peace.

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Felsen Cup

The Felsen Cup is a friendly athletic competition between Germantown Friends School and Friends’ Central School. The cup is awarded annually to the school which wins the majority of the regular season boys and girls varsity contests. The cup is named in honor of David M. Felsen, who taught, coached, and was an administrator at Germantown Friends School from 1966-1988 and Head of Friends’ Central School from 1988 to 2011.

Results

2017-2018

Check back for results over the course of the seasons.

Fall

Boys Soccer - GFS
Girls Soccer - 9/28/2017
Boys Cross Country - GFS
Girls Cross Country - FCS
Girls Tennis - GFS
Field Hockey - 9/28/2017

Winter

Girls Basketball - 
Boys Basketball - 
Wrestling - 

Spring

Baseball - 
Lacrosse - 
Tennis - 
Softball -
Boys Track & Field - 
Girls Track & Field -

 

2016-2017

FCS wins the cup: GFS 5, FCS 9, tie 1

Fall

Boys Soccer - TIE
Girls Soccer - FCS
Boys Cross Country - GFS
Girls Cross Country - FCS
Girls Tennis - FCS
Field Hockey - GFS

Winter
Girls Basketball - FCS
Boys Basketball - FCS
Wrestling - FCS

Spring
Baseball - FCS
Lacrosse - FCS
Tennis - GFS
Softball - GFS
Boys Track & Field - GFS
Girls Track & Field - FCS

2015-2016

FCS wins the cup: GFS 5, FCS 10

Fall

Boys Soccer - GFS
Girls Soccer - FCS
Boys Cross Country - GFS
Girls Cross Country - GFS
Girls Tennis - GFS
Field Hockey - FCS

Winter
Girls Basketball - FCS
Boys Basketball - FCS
Wrestling - FCS

Spring
Baseball - FCS
Softball - FCS
Girls Lacrosse - FCS
Boys Tennis - FCS
Girls Track and Field - FCS
Boys Track and Field - GFS

2014-2015

2014-15 Standings: FCS wins the cup GFS 7, FCS 8

Fall
Boys Soccer - FCS
Girls Soccer - FCS
Boys Cross Country - GFS
Girls Cross Country - GFS
Girls Tennis - GFS
Field Hockey - GFS

Winter
Girls Basketball - FCS
Boys Basketball - FCS
Wrestling - FCS

Spring
Baseball - GFS
Softball - FCS
Girls Lacrosse - FCS
Boys Tennis - FCS
Girls Track and Field - GFS
Boys Track and Field - GFS

2013-2014

2013-14 Standings: GFS wins the cup GFS 9, FCS 5, Tie 1

Fall
Boys Soccer - FCS
Girls Soccer - TIE
Boys Cross Country - GFS
Girls Cross Country - GFS
Girls Tennis - GFS
Field Hockey - GFS

Winter
Girls Basketball - GFS
Boys Basketball - FCS
Wrestling - FCS

Spring
Baseball - FCS
Softball - GFS
Girls Lacrosse - GFS
Boys Tennis - FCS
Girls Track and Field - GFS
Boys Track and Field - GFS

2012-2013

2012-13 Standings: GFS Wins the Cup GFS 8, FCS 7

Fall
Boys Soccer - FCS
Girls Soccer - FCS
Boys Cross Country - GFS
Girls Cross Country - GFS
Girls Tennis - GFS
Field Hockey - GFS

Winter
Girls Basketball - GFS
Boys Basketball - FCS
Wrestling - FCS

Spring
Baseball - FCS
Softball - GFS
Girls Lacrosse - GFS
Boys Tennis - FCS
Girls Track and Field - GFS
Boys Track and Field - FCS

2011-2012

2011-12 Standings: FCS Wins the Cup GFS 7, FCS 8

Fall
Boys Soccer - FCS
Girls Soccer - FCS
Boys Cross Country - GFS
Girls Cross Country - GFS
Girls Tennis - GFS
Field Hockey - GFS

Winter
Girls Basketball - FCS
Boys Basketball - FCS
Wrestling - FCS

Spring
Baseball - FCS
Softball - FCS
Girls Lacrosse - GFS
Boys Tennis - FCS
Girls Track and Field - GFS
Boys Track and Field - GFS

2010-2011

2010-11 Standings: FCS Wins the Cup GFS 6, FCS 7, 2 ties

Fall
Boys Soccer - GFS
Girls Soccer - tie
Boys Cross Country - GFS
Girls Cross Country - GFS
Girls Tennis - FCS
Field Hockey - tie

Winter
Girls Basketball - FCS
Boys Basketball - FCS
Wrestling - FCS

Spring
Baseball - GFS
Softball - FCS
Girls Lacrosse - FCS
Boys Tennis - FCS
Girls Track and Field - GFS
Boys Track and Field - GFS

All-Time

All-Time Standings: GFS 15, FCS 12, 1 tie

2016-17 Friends' Central School
2015-16 Friends' Central School
2014-15 Friends' Central School
2013-14 Germantown Friends School
2012-13 Germantown Friends School
2011-12 Friends' Central School
2010-11 Friends' Central School
2009-10 Germantown Friends School
2008-09 Germantown Friends School
2007-08 Germantown Friends School
2006-07 Germantown Friends School
2005-06 Germantown Friends School
2004-05 Germantown Friends School
2003-04 Germantown Friends School
2002-03 Germantown Friends School

 

 

2001-02 Friends' Central School
2000-01 Friends' Central School
1999-00 Germantown Friends School
1998-99 Friends' Central School
1997-98 Germantown Friends School
1996-97 Germantown Friends School
1995-96 Friends' Central School
1994-95 Friends' Central School
1993-94 Friends' Central School
1992-93 Friends' Central School
1991-92 Germantown Friends School
1990-91 Germantown Friends School
1989-90 Tie

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