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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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James Wright '18 Posts Fastest Time in History of Main Line Slide
James Wright '18 Posts Fastest Time in History of Main Line Slide

Germantown Friends School Crew had 11 rowers compete in the 2018 Main Line Slide hosted by Lower Merion Crew Club. 

James Wright's hard work has paid off as he posted the fastest time in the entire competition by a margin of 9 seconds. It was also the fastest time in the competition's listed history. James will test his speed internationally at the World Rowing Indoor Championships on February 17 in Alexandria, Virginia. 

Alec Sandroni '20 placed 8th, Doulin Appleberry '20 placed 20th, and Owen Keim '20 placed 24th. Novice Annika Ehrlacher '20 also had a standout performance, placing 9th out of 57 rowers. She beat her own novice 2k record and beat the varsity record previously set by Captain Addie McKenzie in 2016. Sophia Ortega '21 placed 3rd (out of 30 entries) in her event and Robert May '21 placed 6th out of 19 rowers. Raz Allon '19 and novice Bailey Greenwald '19 placed 14th and 17th respectively in the Junior Lightweight Men event. The lightweight women Isabel Mehta '20, Kim Hua '19 and Ayla Malefakis '19 placed 12th, 15th and 18th. Megan Hua '20 placed 5th in the coxswain (120 lb category). 

Almost the entire team will be competing in the Center City Slam hosted by Drexel University on Saturday, February 10.


2018 Mainline Slide (GFS Results)

Coxswain (120 lbs max) 7 entries

5th Megan Hua

Junior Lightweight Men (155 lbs max) 35 entries

14th Raz Allon
17th Bailey Greenwald

Open Junior Men (37 entries)

1st James Wright
*Fastest time of the entire regatta, including collegiate and open events.
*Fastest event time in posted regatta history (results only date back to 2005)
8th Alec Sandroni
20th Doulin Appleberry
24th Owen Keim

Junior Lightweight Women (135 lbs max) 26 entries

12th Isabel Mehta
15th Kim Hua
18th Ayla Malefakis

Junior Women (57 entries)

9th Annika Ehrlacher
*New team record for novice women.
*New team record for open varsity women.

Junior Frosh Men (19 entries)
6th Robert May

Junior Frosh Women (30 entries)
3rd Sophia Ortega