Angela Campbell, Ph.D., recently named Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Germantown Friends School (GFS), finds inspiration in the words of African-American civil and human rights activist Ella Baker: "We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes."
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.
The week before graduation, the Class of 2019 worked as a team and spent a day helping others. Along with dedicated faculty, students worked on 10 projects that supported the community in different ways.
The National French Contest/Le Grand Concours is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.Students of French in grades 1-12, in all 50 states and abroad, take a written test and compete against students with similar educational background for prizes.
Thinking back on the year, I smile at so many memories of our students sharing their talents and voices through music, art, community engagement, teamwork, and dialogue. I think about this year's plays and musicals, Science Night, and recent All-School Meeting for Worship.
In its second year, the Maguire Innovation Fund for Progressive Education continues to be a transformative resource and inspiration for GFS, supporting new, creative ideas and approaches to education. We are pleased to announce the 2019-20 awards.
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