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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Boys Cross Country Wins George School Invitational for the Third Time in a Row
GFS Boys Cross Country Wins George School Invitational for the Third Time in a Row

GFS Varsity Boys Cross Country has gotten off to an impressive start this year, with an outstanding and decisive win at the 65th Annual George School Invitational on Saturday, September 16. 

This win marks the third in a row at the George School Invitational. See the full results

The Chestnut Hill Local provides the details in "GFS cross country wins George School Invitational:" 

The Tigers were led by a quintuplet of seniors Zach Goldberg (2nd place, 16:41.17), Colin Riley (3rd place, 16:49.18), Tim Peterson (5th place, 17:07.53) and Alexander Blaylock (14th place, 17:36.47).  Junior, Miles Gomez-Younkin placed 23rd with a time of 17:57.39 to round out the top 5 finishers for the GFS harriers. The Tigers' strength continued as their 6th and 7th runners, both juniors, Henry Zeigler (31st place, 18:19.65) and Noah Anninger (37th place, 18:30.44) outpaced over 100+ other runners in the varsity race.

GFS had a total score of 47 with the next closest finisher, Sidwell Friends, hailing from Washington D.C. with a score of 81, followed by Bensalem High School with 118.

"To have so many athletes step up to varsity competition for the first time is exciting for our program, and shows our depth," said Katie Bergstrom Mark, GFS Director of Athletics. "Our coaching staff is committed to the development of every single athlete. You can see that manifest as the varsity runners are right there supporting every competitor as they cross the line."

Read more in the Chestnut Hill Local

(Photo by Kathy Leister, Chestnut Hill Local.)