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.
Read more about Retirement Tribute: Marj Little
GFS recognizes the faculty and staff who are retiring at the end of this school year. Our first tribute highlights beloved Lower School Librarian Marj Little.
Read more about How the GFS College Process Supports the Light in Each Student
Enjoy a video featuring James Hightower, Director of College Counseling, about the GFS the approach and view a list of current college admits for the Class of 2020! Visit the College Counseling page for more information.
Read more about Wonder Bread
If you're interested in exploring bread baking during shelter-in-place, this is your moment to shine!
Read more about Join the GFS Virtual Art Show
The art department invites the GFS community to participate in the 2020 Art Show.
Read more about Masks Matter
GFS students, teachers, and families make and donate cloth masks to a local health center—providing a much-needed community service.
in grades EC–12
75% hold advanced degrees
More Fast Facts
Friends Schools League Athletic championship titles
National Merit Finalists, 2014-19
National Merit Scholars, 2014-19
Neighborhood organization partners
Upper School clubs
LEED Gold building,
the Wade Science Center
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
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
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