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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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The Pillars of A

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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Early Childhood Afternoon Floater/Extended Day Teachers (P/T)

Germantown Friends School is looking for part-time Early Childhood floaters/extended day teachers to work from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at our Main (Germantown) or Center City campuses.

Duties and Responsibilities

●      Facilitates developmentally appropriate activities that intentionally stimulate language, promote social-emotional skills, encourage fine/gross motor development, and build community.

●      Facilitates theme-based curriculum, which includes art, science, yoga/mindfulness, and cooking.

●      Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to varying needs, interests, and abilities.

●      Fosters exploratory learning through play as an extension of the learning throughout the day.

●      Creates schedules and routines to ensure children experience stimulation, exploratory playtime, physical activity, and downtime.

●      Brings Quaker values into all aspect of teaching, learning, and connecting.

●      Supports children during afterschool clubs, including getting children dressed appropriately.

●      Meets and greets afternoon buses arriving from Main Campus and supports acclimation of children who arrive on the bus (for both EC and Lower School divisions).

Interactions with Students

●      Encourages students to be more independent by gently challenging their capabilities while nurturing their self-esteem.

●      Gives extra support to children who might benefit from behavioral intervention and reminders.

●      Creates a sense of community with all the children in the EC.

●      Is flexible in meeting group and individual needs of the children in the EC.

Interaction with Co-Workers

●      Effectively and positively communicates with co-workers.

●      Participates in professional development to further enrich and challenge teaching methods.

●      Promotes healthy working relationships within the classroom.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Please include “EC Floater” in the subject line.

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

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



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