After careful consideration of the weather-related safety risks for our staff and families, we have decided to cancel the GFS on-campus activities planned for Monday's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. There are still ways you and your family can participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service; see details.
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.
In addition to showcasing our own talented singers on 2/1 and 2/2, our GFS A Cappella Fest will host many talented groups, two of whom are at the top of the collegiate a cappella world: Temple's OwlCappella and the Northeastern Nor'easters. Come for one or both of these spectacular evenings!
If you were on campus this past Tuesday and found yourself feeling extraordinarily uplifted, it may be because you overheard Dr. Rollo Dilworth and our entire sixth grade singing "This Little Light of Mine."
Dr. Dilworth, who has come to GFS to work with our Middle School students each year for the past eight years, is a world-renowned clinician, music educator, arranger, and composer.
We invite GFS students, parents, and friends to participate in the Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, 1/21. See details about on- and off-campus projects as well as the Cradles to Crayon drive. (Note: GFS will be closed for regularly-scheduled classes on 1/21, but the campus is open for the event.)
Last week, we were thrilled to dedicate the R. Chase McDaniel II '50 Weight Room. In celebration of wellness and well-being at GFS, Chase McDaniel supported upgrades and new equipment for this important facility.
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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