At the Mercer Tate ‘48 Lecture for Public Service on Monday, October 15, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill delivered a rousing exhortation for our Upper School students to unleash their imagination, engage in deep listening, and take action.
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 ECP–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
On Friday, October 12, grandparents and special friends visited students' classrooms, where they hunkered down in small chairs and had thoughtful conversations.
Kelly Zhang '19 wanted to spend her summer helping the community while exploring issues in public health—a field she may want to pursue in college and as a future career. Her interest in food access and insecurity led her to an internship with The Food Trust and a lasting appreciation for the impact of nutrition on the health of underserved communities.
Fun Day is this Saturday, 10/13. We also have a last-minute addition to the line-up of exciting activities: the Fun Run is back!
The Friends Free Library will host an evening of poetry on Wednesday, 10/17, featuring Trapeta Mayson, Kirwyn Sutherland, Monnette Sudler, Shevaun Brannigan, and Julia Lopez, with an open mic to follow.
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