The Upper School Orchestra, Choir, Chorus, and MadriGals will perform this Saturday, 12/15. This program will feature Mozart's Symphony #40, Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on Christmas Carols," and other reflective and inspiring works.
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.
"We're creating a space where high school students can collaborate with industry professionals to gain confidence in their filmmaking talents, without needing to compete with college-level productions who have access to expensive equipment," said Noah Weinstein, co-director of the PHYFF and senior at GFS.
Singers Jackson Craig '19, James Nalle '19, and Cella Reser '21 have been selected to participate in the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Honor Choir. Our students will meet in Kansas City, MO, for the 2019 ACDA National Conference to rehearse with a master conductor and perform choral music at the Kauffman Center.
Our Cross Country team represented GFS well at the 2018 Footlocker Northeast Regional Cross Country Championships, where four students finished in the top 15 of their respective races and earned All-Region honors.
Sixth graders in Julie Marren's new Anatomy of Language class hosted a Google hangout with paleoanthropologist Genevieve von Petzinger, who discovered previously unstudied geometric signs in caves in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America.
in grades ECP–12
73% hold advanced degrees
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Friends Schools League Athletic championship titles
National Merit Finalists, 2014-18
National Merit Scholars, 2014-18
Neighborhood organization partners
Upper School clubs
LEED Gold building,
the Wade Science Center
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