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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.

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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.

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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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Support from All Sides for GFS Basketball Alums
Support from All Sides for GFS Basketball Alums

Sometimes, coincidences are beautiful.

Several groups of GFS community members simultaneously gathered to support alums Lizzie Becker '16 and Katherine Bixby '06 in Dickinson's game at Bryn Mawr College on January 10. (Lizzie plays for Dickinson, and Katherine is Dickinson's head women's basketball coach.)

In a three-part coincidence, MS basketball coach Susan Robinson collected the coaches and faculty that went. Girls Varsity basketball coach Mike Lintulahti had gotten the current girls team to go. And the GFS alums that graduated with Lizzie were already there!

"Several of our away games are in the Philadelphia area so it was great to have support on the road," Katherine said. "To see some of my mentors from GFS was heartwarming."

Dickinson went on to win the game 66-43, and Lizzie had one rebound and two assists. "I thought the game went well overall. We did a great job rebounding, which led to a lot of second chance opportunities offensively and a lot of stops defensively," Lizzie said.

The two GFS alums felt an abundance of support to have so many members of the community show up in the stands to cheer on Dickinson. Lizzie said, "I think the fact that both students and faculty at GFS are invested in the alumni really speaks to the kind of place GFS is: a tight-knit community that genuinely cares about each individual member."

So far this year, Dickinson has been working hard on the basketball court. "Our conference is very competitive this year, so it was great to secure another win," Lizzie said.

Dickinson is 9-3 overall and 6-1 in their conference.

Above, L to R: Andrew Becker '13, James Becker, Carl Tannenbaum, Katherine Bixby '06, Lizzie Becker '16, Tom Myran, Mike Lintulahti, Katie Bergstrom Mark, Deb Brackett

Above, L to R: Susan Robinson, Jack Robinson, Tsega Afessa '20, Curran McLaughlin '20, Mike Lintulahti, Gigi Guida '19, Tom Myran, Ajai DeBose '17, Margot Boigon (Maddy Berg's Mom), Craig Stevens, Maddy Berg '16, unidentified, Deb Brackett, Abigail Gard '16, unidentified, Eliza Cohen '16, Michael Cohen, James Becker, Andrew Becker '13, Carl Tannenbaum. Front: Desiree Norwood '21, Evelyn Anderson '19