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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.

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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GFS Athletics Celebrates Black History Month

GFS Athletics Celebrates Black History Month

Each week, GFS Athletics will commemorate Black History Month with a series of articles and stories highlighting Black athletes' outstanding accomplishments. This week, we highlight Tori Miller and Amber Nichols.

Each week, GFS Athletics will commemorate Black History Month with a series of articles and stories highlighting Black athletes' outstanding accomplishments—in competition, the community, and in the workforce. This week, we highlight Tori Miller and Amber Nichols, the first two Black women to be named general managers in the NBA G League, the National Basketball Association's official minor league basketball organization. 

The league was known as the National Basketball Development League from 2001 to 2005, and the NBA Development League from 2005 until 2017. Miller was first named general manager (GM) for the College Park Skyhawks (GA), the Atlanta Hawks affiliate, after formerly serving as assistant GM in July of 2020. Following the Skyhawks lead, Nichols was named GM of the Capital City Go-Go (DC), the Washington Wizards affiliate, in early January 2021. She started as director of basketball operations during the team's inaugural season before being promoted to assistant general manager of operations last season.

The NBA has taken initiative to provide more opportunities to women and women of color and we hope the organization can continue to build on this monumental moment in history. Click here to read more about Tori Miller and click here to learn more about Amber Nichols.