The GFS Upper School news magazine Earthquake recently won a Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown Award (CSPA) for overall excellence. In addition, nine GFS students (in Upper and Middle School) won individual honors in the CSPA 2019 Gold Circle Awards.
Each year, GFS hosts a number of local holiday food drives, practicing the Quaker tenets of stewardship and community. Divisions partner with local nonprofit organizations, including the Holsey Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Covenant House Pennsylvania, St. Luke's Church, and Whosoever Gospel Mission. In addition to supporting the drives, you can help deliver non-perishable food items to families this holiday season.
Long-standing GFS partner, Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia, celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a celebration at the Philadelphia Cricket Club on October 18. Breakthrough- originally called Summerbridge-was founded by GFS Head of School at the time, Dick Wade with members of GFS faculty, staff, and parents in 1995 as a way to provide summertime learning opportunities for students in the Germantown community.
GFS hosts tournament in support of St. Christopher's Reach Out and Read early childhood literacy program.
Girls Varsity Soccer took to the pitch on Senior Day to play their final home game of the season against league opponent Moorestown Friends. The Tigers honored Seniors Curran McLaughlin, Lily Seldin, Lauryn Milbourne, and team manager Nicole Li with a spirited performance on the field.