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explore our CAMPUS

What's cool about our campus is that it's spread out over seven acres in Philadelphia's historic neighborhood of Germantown. The buildings are an eclectic mix of old and new, a unique look and feel more consistent with a college campus. With three gyms, three auditoriums, a student center, numerous open, green spaces and nine classroom buildings, it's a place worthy of adoration and exploration. The Meetinghouse, at the center of it all, provides a beautiful and spiritual focal point.

1. Main Building 2. Meetinghouse 3. Sharpless 4. Hargroves 5. Wade Science Center 6. Alumni Building 7. Admissions 8. Living Graveyard 9. Dead Graveyard 10. Loeb Performing Arts Center 11. Smith Gym 12. Cary Building 13. Friends Free Library 14. Field House 15. Scattergood Gym

we have deep roots in this place

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Quaker Education

At GFS, students and teachers gather in Meeting for Worship once each week. This is a time for shared, silent contemplation. Anyone who feels moved to speak may rise and do so. It is a simple formula, and can be a remarkably powerful experience.In these days of constant connectivity, the ability and opportunity to sit in silence have special value. Meeting for Worship is a cornerstone of the GFS culture that many come to cherish throughout their lives.

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speak the truth

We strive to deal fairly, equally and honestly with everyone. We aim to do as we say, reflecting our beliefs in our actions. even when it is inconvenient or challenging, we stand by our convictions, striving to lead lives of integrity.

Shine Together

We are all blessed with remarkable gifts. We are equally qualified to seek truth and to hear the voice of God. Every person deserves equal respect. For these reasons, we work against prejudice and discrimination and for equality.

stay connected

"Alone we can do little; together we can do so much."* We know there is strength in cooperation and wisdom to be found when many perspectives come together. We believe in the power of community.*
The words of Helen Keller.

keep it simple

In every way we can, we try to minimize the distractions that can draw our attention from the important things in life. This means not becoming overwhelmed by the busyness of daily routine. It means seeking balance. It means embracing simplicity.

care for all

This planet we inhabit, the talents we've been given, the community of which we are a part- all hold remarkable value. We must be responsible, imaginative and proactive in protecting these gifts and caring for the world and people around us. We must exercise good stewardship.

promote peace

We believe each life is precious and unique. We stand against war and violence and work to eliminate their root causes, including ignorance, racism, hatred and oppression. We are committed to creating peace.

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Current Opportunities

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Early Childhood Admissions Director

Germantown Friends School is seeking a full-time admissions associate to lead the Early Childhood admissions process. Specifically, the person should assist with processing preschool applications, scheduling and conducting tours of our Early Childhood division, and initiating outreach and marketing to our prospective Early Childhood families.  Additional duties include general assistance with all office operations including phone reception; data entry and tracking of inquiries and applications in our admissions information system; receiving visitors; assisting with marketing and management of our mailings, including emails and US mail; event management support.  

We are seeking candidates with prior experiences or background in an independent school setting, in an admissions office, or in early childhood education. Knowledge of Veracross data system, Google Cal and Gmail are a plus. Excellent communication skills are a must.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow-up and outreach to preschool inquiries
  • Process online applications via Veracross, including tracking, completion, and preparation for committee review
  • Schedule tours and playdates for applicants
  • Tour visitors through Center City and Main campuses
  • Support for recruitment events such as school fairs, Open Houses, and neighborhood coffees
  • Assist with marketing email/mailing outreach
  • Provide outstanding customer service to prospective and current families, both in person, virtually by email, and on the telephone.
  • Assist in the preparation of statistics and status reports of admission funnel progress
  • Performs other clerical duties such as filing, photocopying and mailing as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned as the needs of this role evolve


Qualified candidates should have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel. Experience with data management, admissions work, or previous independent school experience a plus. Candidates must have excellent writing and communication skills, a gracious phone manner, an outgoing personality, and be highly organized and graceful under pressure. A high degree of discretion in dealing with confidential information is also required.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with advanced degree preferred
  • Relevant employment history in Admissions or customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized, self-starter, capable of working independently
  • Flexible thinker with a warm, friendly personality
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, customer-oriented environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with school representatives, parents, students, and representatives from the business community

This is a non-exempt, twelve-month position with hours from 8–4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with an occasional Saturday required.

Physical requirements: Frequently lifts objects weighing up to 25 lbs., climb stairs, sit for extended time periods, occasionally stoop or kneel, use hands and arms to grasp of reach for objects. 

Application Process:

Letter of interest, resume, and list of three references with contact information should be emailed to Ellen Berman, Administrative Assistant at

Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply.