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k through Life

When you begin with the belief that each person has a unique inner light, great things can happen.

Our Doors Are Open

Teachers are our Superpower

Creative faculty offer a rich, relevant, and engaging program for all ages—one centered on curiosity, well-being, and joy.

Faculty & Staff Directory

 

Learning is for Life

Students find their unique voices through infinite opportunities for discovery and inquiry, with age-appropriate freedoms to chart their own paths.

Academics

 

The Power of Simplicity

Our community embraces silence, reflection, and listening as we learn from—and with—each other, bringing our Quaker testimonies to life.

A Quaker School

 

A Community of Changemakers

Alumni remain a central part of the GFS experience, mentoring students and sharing their talents as advocates, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, and scientists—changemakers of all kinds.

Alumni

 

A Quaker, independent day school for Early Childhood through Grade 12

At Germantown Friends School, we bring together our values, our neighborhood, and our people to imagine a better world—and begin to bring it to life.

At a Glance

1,129

Students in Early Childhood - Grade 12

5:1

Student-to-faculty ratio

100%

Graduates attend a four-year college

70+

Student-led clubs and affinity groups

159

Friends Schools League athletic championship titles

13

National Merit Scholars, 2014-20

80+

Zip codes represented

GFS News & Noteworthy

Students’ Curiosity and Talents on Full Display in the GFS Eighth Grade Capstone Projects

This year marked the third year of the GFS eighth grade capstone projects, one of the signature programs in Middle School. In this unique introduction to self-directed study, each student undertakes a months-long endeavor to engage with a question of their choosing through hands-on or experiential work and intellectual exploration. 

Read more about Students’ Curiosity and Talents on Full Display in the GFS Eighth Grade Capstone Projects
GFS Stands With—and Celebrates—the LGBTQIA+ Community on the Day of (NO) Silence and Night of Noise

Friday, April 12, marked the 14th annual Day of (NO) Silence at GFS. This global Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) event was originally founded in the mid-1990s by two college students and has since grown to include hundreds of thousands of students each year.

Read more about GFS Stands With—and Celebrates—the LGBTQIA+ Community on the Day of (NO) Silence and Night of Noise

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