The International Student Program is still in need of a few more host families for the upcoming 2019-20 school year. Attend an info session on 4/16 or 4/17 to learn more.
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.
Please join us on 4/6 as Erica Armstrong Dunbar '90 and Kathy Van Cleve (both current GFS parents) speak about the recent book they co-authored especially for middle grade readers: Never Caught, the Story of Ona Judge: George and Martha Washington's Courageous Slave Who Dared to Run Away; Young Readers Edition.
In our History curriculum, our eighth graders regularly study immigration, and this year's unit has a twist: it focuses principally on local neighborhoods in Philadelphia.
Students were each assigned particular neighborhoods and were tasked with researching how immigration has changed over time in sections of Philadelphia.
Upper School students are invited to submit a proposal for a Unity Day workshop by Monday, 3/11.
Have you read our blog post by GFS parent Felicia Caviezel? This reflection on feminism, motherhood, and body acceptance, called "What I Should Have Said," will surely make you think about your own experiences and feelings.
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