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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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Field Hockey Varsity Assistant, JV Head, Assistant Middle School Coaching Positions

Germantown Friends School (Philadelphia, PA) is seeking coaches for both the Upper and Middle School Field Hockey programs (Varsity, JV, MS A, MS B teams). Applicants need to be good communicators with a positive coaching philosophy and proven coaching experience, or the drive to learn the craft of coaching. High-level playing experience is preferred (collegiate or beyond). Candidates should be knowledgeable about the latest techniques that apply to Field Hockey training, and be current on topics such as injury prevention and concussion management protocols, and strength and conditioning. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to coach in a positive manner and adhere to the values of the school, and the Friends Schools League. All applicants must also demonstrate a willingness to continue professional development in all aspects of diversity, equity, and belonging, and to create an inclusive team culture.

These are part-time positions. V/JV Field Hockey runs from mid-August - October, each weekday afternoon and some Saturdays. Practice is 3:45-5:45 p.m., plus games. MS Field Hockey runs from September-October each weekday afternoon from 2:00-3:30 p.m., plus games. Daily availability at these times is essential. 

 

Candidates with the aptitude and / or qualifications for classroom teaching are especially encouraged to apply. Additional positions within the school are listed on our website

Employment is subject to satisfactory completion of reference checks and proper clearances, as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Current PA background clearances (PA Criminal, FBI/Fingerprints, PA Childline) are preferred. 

Send cover letter, resume, and references to Katie Bergstrom Mark, Director of Athletics, at katieb@germantownfriends.org.

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 www.germantownfriends.org.


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 www.germantownfriends.org.

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