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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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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.

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"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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GFS Students Bring Business Savvy to the National Stage
GFS Students Bring Business Savvy to the National Stage

There are more than 500 Virtual Enterprises International firms (which help students develop business skills and entrepreneurial thinking) in the United States. At their annual Youth Business Summit, high school teams that have qualified for the National Business Plan competition attend and compete to win the national title. This year, GFS was there, among the top 33 teams in the US. 

Starting as early as November, state and regional competitions were held to determine who would qualify for nationals. Members of GFS's Bloom Technologies (Aidan Curry '19, Jacob Sternberg-Sher '19, Gigi Guida '19, Owen Keim '20, Jackson Quitel '19, and Ethan Rupp '19) won the first-ever Pennsylvania state competition for their written business plan in January held at Albright College in Reading.

The National Business Plan competition took place this past Monday, at the Microsoft Technology Center in Times Square, NYC. The national championship is compromised of a written business plan (worth 30% of the final score) and an oral presentation, followed by a Q&A session with entrepreneurs, economics professors, and industry professionals. The GFS Bloom Technologies team tied for first place in the written competition! Their business plan, along with the other top five teams, will be used as a model for students across the country next year. 

After two rounds of oral presentations, GFS placed in the top eight for a final round of presentations and Q&A with a panel of judges from the corporate sponsor HSBC. GFS placed 5th in the final round. 

Additionally, three separate competitions were taking place concurrently in the categories of Human Resources, Finance, and Marketing. GFS had two teams (Bloom Technologies and Evergreen Technologies, see the members below) competing in each of the competitions. The results are below. 

Top ten in Finance: Bloom Technologies & Evergreen Technologies
Top ten in HR: Bloom Technologies
Top ten in Marketing: Evergreen Technologies

Evergreen Technologies Team Members Focused on Human Resources, Finance, and Marketing:
HR: Michael Harrity '19 & Tyson Maddox '20
Finance: Julian Spiro '20 & Leo Wang '19
Marketing: Vanessa Huang '20 & Raia Stern '19

Bloom Technologies Team Members Focused on Human Resources, Finance, and Marketing:
HR: Porter Garst '19 & Seth Jhaveri '19
Finance: Claire Partridge '19 & Jekeun Jung '20
Marketing: Carlee Nicholl '20 & Tommy Fournaris '20

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