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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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Carpe Diem! GFS National Latin Exam Results

Carpe Diem! GFS National Latin Exam Results

Our Latin students took the National Latin Exam in March with amazing results.

The National Latin Exam (NLE) is an annual test given to Latin students across the United States and around the world. The NLE is not meant to be a competition, but rather an opportunity for students to receive reinforcement and recognition for their accomplishments in the classroom. Depending upon their score, students may earn certificates, medals, and may even qualify for scholarships.

Congratulations to all of our Latin students on their magnificent achievements!

National Latin Exam 2020 results 

Latin 1a (7th grade)
Certificate of Outstanding Achievement + Blue Ribbon

Julia Garrido 
Barry Liu 
Dylan Rix 

Certificate of Achievement
Penelope Madrid
Nate Otto
Anna Pendse

Latin 1b + Latin 1 (8th/9th grade)
Summa Cum Laude + Gold Medal
Luca Capecchi
Addison Goldner 
Tate Jensen
Ian Kohn 
Ally Mcnally 
Sam Spear 

Maxima Cum Laude + Silver Medal
Cara Appleberry
Mackenzie Baisch  
Joel Baah
Julian Cheung
Peter Ilyin
Michelle Park 

Magna Cum Laude
Juliette Kang 
Simon Labor 
Yael Lebovic
Matthew Smythe
Emerson Van Cleve 

Cum Laude
Margalit Eisenstein 
Imayah Hawkes 
Theo Robinson 

Latin 2 (9th/10th grade)
Summa Cum Laude + Gold Medal
Jacob Burnett 
Nat Carr 
Kathy Jia 
Jackson Zuercher 

Maxima Cum Laude + Silver Medal
Max Fulmor 
Charlotte Nadel 
Caroline Rickels 
Claudia Rickels 

Magna Cum Laude
Sam Butler 
Hadley McCormack
Cora Rosin 

Cum Laude
Delara Ahmadi
Miles Heck 
Dan Mattefy 
Stella Ragas
Mike Whaley 

Latin 3 (10th/11th/12th grade)
Maxima Cum Laude + Silver Medal
Marissa Shaffer 

Magna Cum Laude
Mei Mei Groeneveld
Bluma Hammarhead 
Jacob Marren-Cooke 
Laxmi McCulloch 
Beier Nelson
Caleb Rader 
Zoe Schaedle 
Naomi Tanier 

Latin 4 (11th/12th grade)
Summa Cum Laude + Gold Medal
Ari Davidis-Jones 

Maxima Cum Laude + Silver Medal
Molly Connolly-Ungar 
Asaf Lebovic 
Henry Perine 

Magna Cum Laude
Grace Busser 
Robert May
Izzy Rasmussen 
Katie Turk 

Latin 5 (12th grade)
Summa Cum Laude + Gold Medal
Erin Schott 

Maxima Cum Laude + Silver Medal
Margot Linn 
Lucas Schlesinger 

Magna Cum Laude
Rachel Burnett
Avi Kulkarni 
Ben Raufer
Julia Saint-Amour 

Cum Laude
Doulin Appleberry 
Madeleine McGrath 
Jesse McIlhenny 
Julian Spiro