Welcome from the Head of School
LEARNING IS FOR Life
This idea is at the heart of Germantown Friends School. We view the years from early childhood through twelfth grade as just one chapter in a long adventure—a learning adventure that is one of the great foundations of life. Our sense of the power and value of education defines our daily work. We teach our students that the world is theirs to experience, to understand, to create—and to change. It’s a lesson they take to heart.
At GFS, our philosophy of education and our mission go hand-in-hand.
We believe that each individual has “that of God within,” and that the search for and celebration of each student’s Inner Light extends well beyond our campus—and long after graduation. We view the arts, community involvement, social justice, the life of the mind, the care of the body and the inclusion of distinct voices and perspectives as integral to our mission.
At GFS, we do not preach our beliefs and values, we practice them.
There are countless reasons why Germantown Friends School is recognized as a truly exceptional independent Quaker school, why it is cherished by the community and why it remains inimitable. I encourage you to explore our website, taking particular care to look for those places where you can see your child (or, if you’re a student, yourself) searching, learning, growing, creating, collaborating and thriving.
Head of School