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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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Varsity Girls Soccer Celebrates its Eight Seniors

The Varsity Soccer team celebrated Senior Day, acknowledging the contribution of its seven seniors throughout their careers. The celebration, following the final game of the season, was sweetened by the Tigers' shoutout victory over Friends' Central School, 3-0.

The seniors include: Maddie Clark, Alessandra Fusaro, Margaret Harvey, Maya Orenstein, Caroline Putnam, Stella Ragas, Ella Shay, and Sam Zimmer. 

"This senior class is an incredible special class. They started when I started. When we got the program in our hands, it was need of some reworking and some reshaping and the senior class, that was then freshmen, was the perfect one to do it. They're the most committed group, the most most competitive group, the most spirited group, and it was easy to see after that first season, that we had the right group moving forward that could begin to change the momentum and the culture of the program," said Varsity Head Coach Manolo Sanchez '10. "And so, beyond wins and losses, which people eventually forget over time, the culture and legacy that they left behind is going to last certainly for as long as I'm here and hopefully longer. I'm really proud of them and happy for them, and I couldn't have asked for a better group to be with these first four years." 

The seniors' teammates recited memories about each player, shared posters, and adorned them with crowns and orange feathered boas, as is the fun tradition. A tailgate with coaches, teammates, friends, and family rounded out the special day. 

“I really appreciate the senior leaders during both the 2021 historic season and this season, a hard season. Their leadership was unwavering. Any time one of these athletes had an opportunity to go harder or influence their teammates in a positive way, they did exactly that. This is a really special senior class that stuck together, stuck with the team, and played hard to the final minute of every game," said Director of Athletics Katie Bergstrom Mark. 

Watch the video of the seniors sharing their best memories.

View the Girls Soccer Senior Day Gallery.

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