Germantown Friends School is hosting the second annual Philadelphia Youth Film Festival on Saturday, 2/23, from 12-6 p.m. This student-run festival will be held on our campus and is free to attend for all high school students from GFS as well as other area schools.
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.
On January 17, two days after Martin Luther King, Jr. would have turned 90, the Lower School were gathered to honor his work through a programmed Meeting for Worship with a focus on one of the teachings of Dr. King: forgiveness.
Please join us on Thursday, 2/28, as we welcome Meredith Broussard, author of Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World.
Join us this Sunday for a screening of Quest, a vivid illustration of race and class in America, and a testament to love, healing, and hope. The director and stars will be in attendance.
GFS parents are invited to enroll in the 2019 Essentially English program, which features literature and writing electives and meets during the months of April and May. This year's offerings include Comix and Sacred Text, American Paradise Lost: The Novels of Philip Roth, Writing and Painting, Existentialism in Literature and Film, and much more!
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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