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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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Welcome to the 2021 All School Art Show!

Welcome to the 2021 All School Art Show!

The Art Department presents the annual All-School Art Show. The virtual portrait exhibit was conceived as a communal reflection of the past year.


Visit the Art Show!


Dear GFS Community,

As an Art Department, we know how important making with our hands and processing the world around us has been this year. This portrait show was conceived of as a communal reflection on ourselves, each other, and the past year. We have looked at ourselves on Zoom and in our own spaces more than at any other time in our lives. What do we see? Through the work in this show, we take this time to consider the portrait as a way of looking at our inherent strengths and our inherent triumphs.

We are thankful to have traveled through this year with our students, and to see their creative spirits thrive. Enjoy the portraits and self-portraits created by students in Preschool through 12th grade art classes, and submissions from the larger community. 

In friendship,
The GFS Art Department

Heather Chu-Marvill, Rachel Fuld, Caroline Santa, Khaleel Adger, Sarah Zwerling, Michael Koehler, Jared Wood, Megan Culp, Sara Charme-Zane, and Lili Sharpless