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.
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.
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 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.
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
Students in Early Childhood - Grade 12
Graduates attend a four-year college
Student-led clubs and affinity groups
Friends Schools League athletic championship titles
National Merit Scholars, 2014-20
Zip codes represented
GFS News & Noteworthy
GFS has been honored with the SupportMusic Merit Award from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
The Multicultural Parents Alliance (MPA) hosted Dr. Jessica Isom for this year’s Inspirational Speaker for Change.
GFS Lower School Teacher and Assistant Tennis Coach De'Sean Fennell was recently inducted into the Roman Catholic Sports Hall of Fame.
GFS Athletics clinched the Felsen Cup for the third year in a row!
Our community gathered together to welcome artist Kevin Snipes for the annual Cohen Art Lecture.
The Friends Free Library has compiled a list of books and other neurodiversity-affirming resources for Autism Acceptance Month.
Early Childhood division held their annual Spring Performance in the Loeb Performing Arts Center.
The Latin and Greek students in grades 7-12 enjoyed a full day of exciting activities for our annual Classics Day.
Amir Staten’s video of his reaction to being accepted by Morehouse College recently went viral.
The Friends Free Library celebrated the reading and creativity of 101 students with a massive summer reading quilt.