GFS recognizes the faculty and staff who are retiring at the end of this school year. Our fourth tribute features Lower School reading specialist, educator, and Admissions team member Sue Scirica.
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
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Philadelphia region, Tate Park '21 knew he could use his skills for good. That's why he invented a special clip for the N95 mask, making it safer, reusable, and a lower contamination risk for doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals.
We are called to persist in the discernment and acknowledgment of our collective truth, and to hold ourselves accountable for our shortcomings.
Each June, Pride Month aims to highlight, uplift, and celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community in our country. We asked Early Childhood teacher Michael Roach how he begins to address and teach about gender diversity with even our youngest students, and he offered the following book recommendations and reflections.
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
More Fast Facts
Friends Schools League Athletic championship titles
National Merit Finalists, 2014-19
National Merit Scholars, 2014-19
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