GFS students took part in the National Business Plan competition on Monday, 4/15, at the Microsoft Technology Center in Times Square, NYC, and ranked among the top teams in the country!
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 Monday, April 8, Conrad Benner, art curator, photographer, and blogger for Streets Dept inspired Upper School students and guests during the Abigail R. Cohen '91 Memorial Art Lecture.
This week's Philadelphia Inquirer features the exciting new role at GFS for former soccer pro Manolo Sanchez '10, as he takes the helm of our Varsity Girls Soccer program. When not on the field, you can find Manolo in the Admissions office as the Admissions Athletics Liaison and Application Coordinator.
Join us at the Friends Free Library at noon on Tuesday, April 16, for a film screening of a documentary produced by junior Steven Pu about identity, culture, education, opportunity, and acceptance.
On Saturday, March 20, 2019, the GFS Mock Trial Varsity team placed second out of 300 teams in the annual Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Statewide High School Mock Trial Competition.
Congratulations to Chloe Smith Frank '19, Kim Hua '19, Javier Carmona '20, Brenden Dahl '20, Sarah Miller '20, Erin Schott '20, Ava Sinai '20, and Julian Spiro '20.
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