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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

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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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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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Varsity Boys Soccer Team Honors its Seven Seniors


The Varsity Boys Soccer team honored its seven seniors on Saturday, October 15, following the Tigers win over Central High School. 

The seniors include: Jacob Burnett, Nat Carr, Lucas Friedman-Spring, Ben Goldberg, Eli Laskawy, Isaac Okewole, and Milo Servon. 

Teammates, coaches, friends, alumni, and families gathered for the time honored tradition of underclassmen sharing posters and memories, and singing the praises of their beloved seniors. 

"This has been a pretty special group of seniors. They have led on the pitch, but what's more important is how hard they have worked to establish a positive team culture, yet one where accountability and standards are expectations too. They are good role models, they care deeply about their teammates, and they have played a massive role in our success this year and, no doubt, will leave a lasting legacy," said Varsity Head Coach Sam McIlvain. 

The seniors have been instrumental in the Tigers' four-game winning streak, #3 ranking in the Friends Schools League, and in securing a playoff berth in the FSL Championship. The team (6-2) will face #2 Westtown (7-1) on Wednesday, October 26, at 3:00 p.m., on the road. The Tigers look to avenge the Moose, after losing 1-0 in overtime on September 28.

View the Varsity Boys Soccer Gallery. 

photo credit: Meghan Hughes Photography

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