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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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Rachel Profit Scott Appointed Assistant Director of Athletics

Rachel Profit Scott began as the Assistant Director of Athletics earlier this week and will support the day-to-day operations of the program.

Rachel Profit Scott began as the Assistant Director of Athletics earlier this week and will support the day-to-day operations of the Athletics program. Profit Scott's range of experience in all facets of athletics provides a solid foundation for her position. As a Division 1 athlete, coach, programs director, parent, and wife of an NFL scout, she has been exposed to a plethora of authentic athletic landscapes. “I’ve spent over 2,000 hours in sports-focused lectures and classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and strive to offer a unique lens and fresh perspectives in support of the continual improvement of the exceptional athletics program at GFS,” said Profit Scott. 

Prior to GFS, Profit Scott served as Programs Director at Northern Virginia Volleyball Association and has 15+ years of coaching and youth leadership training and experience. She also formerly served as a Pediatric Therapeutic Fitness Specialist where she provided individual and group multi-sensory programs to promote growth and development for children of all levels, including those with Autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, and learning disorders.

Profit Scott earned her B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park, in Kinesiology and Physical Education and her Master’s Degree from Georgetown University in Sports Industry Management with a Concentration in Business, Management, and Operations. In high school in Washington D.C., Profit Scott was a four-year, three-sport athlete and garnered Gatorade Player of the Year (Volleyball) honors. She then went on to compete in the ACC at the University of Maryland. She is looking forward to bringing her love of interscholastic athletics to Germantown Friends School. 

“GFS is special. I am thoroughly impressed with GFS’ values, strong leadership, and commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,” said Profit Scott. “I first chose GFS as a parent (of a GFS Center City Early Childhood student) and upon joining the incredible community was immediately inclined to seek opportunities for school involvement. I am grateful to Katie Bergstrom Mark and the athletics department staff for welcoming me and anticipate great teamwork ahead! I look forward to the many smiles in the hallways, high fives at practices and games, and Tiger traditions experienced together!” 

“We had nearly one-hundred applications for the position of Assistant Director of Athletics and I’m thankful to the GFS Search Committee for their dedication to finding the ideal candidate,” said Katie Bergstrom Mark, Director of Athletics. “During the process, Rachel rose to the top immediately; each interview she brought something new and dynamic and shared insights on skills she could bring to our program including an eye for new systems.”

Profit Scott’s role will have a Middle School focus and impactful presence in the Athletics Department, Bergstrom Mark noted. “Rachel’s dynamic leadership skills will definitely manifest in mentoring strong athletes and coaches and further our philosophical commitment to providing more opportunities for growth through athletics.”