Julie Rottenberg '88, a television writer and producer, returned to GFS to celebrate the Poley Festival and to talk to students about her career path, working in television, and her early influences and inspirations.
WHEN yOu bEgIN WITH THE bELIEF that each person has a unique inner light, great things can happen. At GFS, we discover and nurture a multitude of hidden talents. We teach each child to speak his or her mind, and make sure every voice is heard. We believe community is built on a foundation of mutual respect. Read Our Mission
At GFS, we instill in our students the belief that they can achieve anything, and allow them the opportunity to grow, to step forward as leaders and to find their own way. As a result, our graduates have the creativity and confidence to write their own definitions of success.
in grades K–12
66% hold advanced degrees
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Athletic championship titles
National Merit Finalists since 2011
National Merit Scholars since 2011
Neighborhood organization partners
Upper School students who designed a Directed Independent Study in 2015-16
LEED Gold building,
the Wade Science Center
This week, our Varsity Boys Tennis and Varsity Lacrosse teams both clinched the top ranking in the Friends Schools League Championship.
GFS has always been lucky to count in its faculty and staff a good number of alumni. Many of these alums stayed for decades to become the next generation of teachers at GFS, mentoring the next generation of alumni faculty and staff.
Above, see the alumni faculty and staff at GFS in 1948; read more to see the 2018 photo of our current alumni working at GFS!
In addition to our talented student writers, actors, and directors, this year's Poley Fest featured Julie Rottenberg '88, known for producing hit shows "Sex and the City," "Smash," and "Odd Mom Out," and, most recently, "Divorce," on HBO. Poley Fest runs from 5/15-5/19.
The student-led GFS team, called Dollar Tiger$, was the only finalist from Pennsylvania and one of just six from the United States, out of over 300 entries.
We need more schools like GFS to teach the next generation of young people the knowledge to improve their lives and the lives of others, while also inspiring the keen desire to do so.
Leah Rosenberg GFS Class of 1982
Germantown Friends is not just a campus filled with buildings. It embodies a community that inspires, supports and promotes the right ingredients for success.
Michelle Marshall GFS Parent
My life would not be what it is today had GFS
not been a part of it.
Eric Owen russell GFS Class of 1978
There is a shared belief in the power and value of education that unites the school community and the families who choose GFS. At every grade level, you find teachers who are passionate about intellectual exploration. You see a true excitement about learning.
Faye Steacy Retired Lower School Teacher
GFS gave me the confidence to reach for success, a foundation of knowledge to build upon, and the assurance that there would always be unconditional support for my goals from people I'm proud to call my friends.
Reiss Clauson-Wolf GFS Class of 2009