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.
Tenth grade student Joanna Lin started "The Student Period Movement" to shed light on the current stigma surrounding menstruation, reports The Patch.
Created and managed by GFS students, the Philadelphia Youth Film Festival is now in its third year and is attracting entries from all over the globe. Read the following article in the Philadelphia Inquirer by reporter Maddie Hanna and learn about the real-world experiences the festival offers our student leaders. Photo by Tyger Williams.
In celebration of Black History Month, the Alumni of Color Initiative; the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; the Multicultural Parents Alliance; and the Education Justice Club present a screening of Toni Morrison's The Pieces I Am.
Happy Holidays! Head of School Dana Weeks reflects on the importance of community this holiday season.
This year on Giving Tuesday, Germantown Friends School's (GFS) Parents Association (PA) sponsored a holiday volunteer opportunity at Cradles to Crayons.
in grades EC–12
75% hold advanced degrees
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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