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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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Athletic Trainer

Germantown Friends School is accepting applications for a full-time Athletic Trainer who will support all Upper School and Middle School athletic programs (more than 65 total teams).

Job responsibilities include

  • Promote safe and appropriate practices and competitions.
  • Work with fellow GFS Athletic Trainers in developing the Sports Medicine Program.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive emergency action plan.
  • Develop injury and illness prevention strategies.
  • Provide for on-site recognition, evaluation and immediate treatment of illnesses and injuries.
  • Determine an individual’s readiness to participate in athletics.
  • Facilitate and perform rehabilitation and reconditioning.
  • Maintain accurate records of injuries and treatments using Electronic Medical Record.
  • Ensure that all 90+ coaches have required certifications (AED+CPR / Concussion / Cardiac and other paperwork completed).
  • Communication with coaches about all safety protocols.
  • Educate and communicate (with parents, faculty, staff, administrators, maintenance) about safety, lightning, severe weather protocols and any safety concerns.
  • Updates and communicates safety plans seasonally (indoor/outdoor, satellite facilities).
  • Checks that AED are visible and working (with nurses), communicate periodically with athletic staff about reminders for use and training for coaches.
  • Communicates with parents, school nurses, counselors, faculty, division heads, coaches and athletic staff about injuries and up-to-date information.
  • Manage athletic consent from parents.
  • Manage Healthy Roster system.
  • Implement student concussion prevention and response protocols.
  • Provide educational opportunities for parents, coaches, teachers and students.
  • Meet with the Friends Schools League (FSL) ATCs at scheduled meetings throughout the year.
  • FSL Athletics events that GFS hosts.
  • On-site point of contact at GFS Fields (or satellite facility) who handles immediate communications between Main Campus (Athletic Office, administrators, faculty, parents, etc.) and persons at Fields (coaches, athletes, officials, security).
  • Assist in officials pay sheet for certain games, when athletic staff cannot be present.
  • Create a database of team rosters and maintain it.
  • Create a list of substitute ATCs on stand-by and make arrangements for a sub anytime the main ATC is unavailable.


  • Master’s Degree required.
  • Certification by the Board of Certification (BOC) required. 
  • Candidates must be eligible for the state of Pennsylvania licensure.
  • Commitment to professional development in all aspects of DEIB and community building.
  • 1-3 years athletic training experience in a diverse, high-volume, fast-paced environment: collegiate, high school or middle school is preferred.
  • Athletic Training experience with wrestling is required, wrestling body composition testing certification a plus.
  • CPR/AED instructor certification a plus.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
  • May work in extreme weather conditions.
  • Work in a fast-paced and diverse environment dealing with a variety of challenges including medical emergencies.
  • Ability to work long hours (10+ hours and up to 6 days per week), including nights, school breaks, and weekends.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact info of three references to Please include “Athletic Trainer” in the subject line.

About Germantown Friends School
Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school, serving early childhood‐12th grade. Located in northwest Philadelphia, the school is home to a vibrant intellectual community, located in a historic neighborhood, serving a diverse school community, with a robust educational program that is grounded in Quaker principles. For more information about the school, visit

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. For more information about the school, please visit our website at

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