After an extensive search and conversations with many truly exceptional candidates, we are delighted to extend a warm welcome to our next Director of Upper School, Matthew Young.
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 grades K–12
66% hold advanced degrees
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Athletic championship titles
National Merit Finalists since 2011
National Merit Scholars since 2011
Neighborhood organization partners
Upper School students who designed a Directed Independent Study in 2015-16
LEED Gold building,
the Wade Science Center
Tonight and tomorrow: Hairspray! Don't miss this witty and charming story of progress and acceptance in 1960s Baltimore, based on the 1988 John Waters film. Shows 3/9 & 3/10, 7:30 p.m.
Gloria Lyu '19, winner of the senior piano division of the Elite International Music Competition, performed at Carnegie Hall this Saturday, March 3.
This year, Leo Kastenberg '20 and Will Hagele '20 designed a chess program over the course of a semester, and then, for fun during the "Makerspace" J-Term class, built a robotic rock-paper-scissors claw—along with Jake Moss '20—in about six hours' time.
Allie Lipshutz '18 reports on her experiences last summer at the Coriell Institute for Medical Research.
"As interns in this program, we got an exclusive glimpse into the world of cutting-edge science as we rotated through the Institute's laboratories and experienced the world's largest biobank and a well-known research facility."
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