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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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Exciting Cross Country News!
Exciting Cross Country News!

Boys Varsity Cross Country won the Friends Schools League team for the 18th consecutive year with a fantastic performance! Five GFS runners finished in the top 10 overall and six runners finished in the top 15. 

In an expectedly close race, the boys battled Westtown and executed to perfection. Ben Rosin '20 led the way with a 4th place overall finish, while Teddy Raven '21 dug deep during his finishing sprint to hold off a charging competitor and secure 5th place. Bobby Lynam '21 and Matt Goldberg '21 finished 7th and 8th respectively, while Charlie McManus '20 closed out the top 5 with a 10th place finish. Henry Perine '21 and Simon Donovan '23 rounded out the scoring, ensuring that GFS placed all 7 varsity runners ahead of Westtown.

The Varsity Girls finished 2nd overall following a strong performance with three runners in the top 10 overall and five GFS runners in the top 15.  

The girls were led by Annika Marcelis '22, who finished 2nd overall with the 4th fastest time recorded at the Belmont Plateau this season. Maribel Carpenter '20 and Charlotte Perine '20 ran their course best times, as they finished 7th and 9th respectively. Emma Nam '23, Julia Saint-Amour '20, Madeleine McGrath '20, and Jill Yum '20 rounded out the scoring as the team placed six runners ahead of the 3rd place team.



The boys won the Junior Varsity team title for the 14th consecutive year with GFS runners finishing in 1st through 3rd place, five runners in the top 10 overall, and 12 in the top 20.

The boys were led by the Junior Varsity champion Caleb Rader '22, who took control of the race at the mile mark and continued to extend on the field for the remainder of the race. Shuford Kirk '23 and Sam Rekulak finished 2nd and 3rd respectively; they finished about 30 seconds ahead of their Westtown competitor. Thomas Shaw '23, Diego Madrid '22, Rowan Ziegler '23, and William Lines '23 rounded out the scoring for GFS. Martin Gomez-Younkin '22, Christian Jallo '22, Charlie Brodkin '22, Ben Raufer '20 and James Adams '22 provided rounded out the top 20.


The Girls Junior Varsity won their 3rd consecutive team title in a championship-worthy effort that ended with four GFS runners finishing in the top five overall and six in the top 10. The Tigers were led by the JV champion Evan Weiss '21, who, after taking control of the race at the 1.5 mile mark, beat the 2nd place competitor from Friends' Central by 1 minute and 14 seconds. Eleanor Strom '23, Kira Quitel '21, Jemma Mines '21, Isabel Rovinsky '21, Sadie Hammaheard '22, and Ma'at Smith '23 rounded out the scoring for GFS.