Created and managed by Upper School students, the GFS Philadelphia Youth Film Festival went virtual this year.
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
Led by GFS juniors Amelia Otto, Marissa Shaffer, and Martina Kiewek, this year’s Hackathon challenged middle and high schoolers to develop programming solutions inspired by the SPICES.
To celebrate and honor Black History Month, Upper School students participated in a film screening of “The Road to Justice,” a documentary executive produced by alumnus André Robert Lee ‘89.
For International Women's Day, we spoke with student Diversity Ambassador Maria Ramos '23 and Penka Slavova, Director of the International Student Program (ISP), about Women’s History Month.
Please join us in welcoming to Faith Carter as the Administrative Coordinator in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at GFS!
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 EC–12
75% hold advanced degrees
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Friends Schools League Athletic championship titles
National Merit Finalists, 2014-20
National Merit Scholars, 2014-20
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