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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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National Greek and Latin Exam Winners

National Greek and Latin Exam Winners

The Classics are alive and well at GFS! Our Greek and Latin students recently took the National Greek and Latin exams (respectively) and delivered outstanding results. 

The Classics are alive and well at GFS! Our Greek and Latin students recently took the National Greek and Latin exams (respectively) and delivered outstanding results. 

The winners are listed below! We congratulate these students for their impressive showing. 

National Latin Exam Results 2019

Latin 1a (7th grade)

Certificate of Outstanding Achievement + Blue Ribbon

Ian Kohn '24

Sam Spear '24

Cara Appleberry '24

Tate Jensen '24


Certificate of Achievement

Luca Capecchi '24

Addison Goldner '24

Chelsea Silver '24

Margalit Eisenstein '24

Simon Labor '24

Avery Peterson '24


Latin 1b + Latin 1 

Summa Cum Laude + Gold Medal

Nina Patel '23


Maxima Cum Laude + Silver Medal

Harper Zuercher '23

Jacob Burnett '23

Charlotte Nadel '21

Nathaniel Carr '23

Sam Butler '22

Zoe Schaedle '22


Magna Cum Laude

Cora Rosin '23

Katherine Jia '22

Joanna Lin '22

Mimiq Soong '23


Cum Laude

Daniel Mateffy '23


Latin 2

Summa Cum Laude + Gold Medal

Marissa Shaffer '22


Maxima Cum Laude + Silver Medal

Chiara Zuccoli '21


Magna Cum Laude

Jacob Marren-Cooke '22

Bluma Hammarhead '22

Laxmi McCulloch '22

Eloise Klaris '22

Caleb Rader '22

Naomi Tanier '22

Turner Burns '22


Cum Laude

Cadence Kelly '22

Beier Nelson '22


Latin 3 

Summa Cum Laude + Gold Medal

Annie Xu '20


Maxima Cum Laude + Silver Medal

Ari Jones-Davidis '21


Magna Cum Laude

Asaf Lebovic '21

Katie Turk '21

Isabela Rasmussen '21

Henry Perine '21

Latin 4

Maxima Cum Laude + Silver Medal

Erin Schott '20

Julia Saint-Amour '20

Leo Kastenberg '20

Avi Kulkarni '20

Rachel Burnett '20


Magna Cum Laude

Jesse McIlhenny '20

Lucas Schlesinger '20

Sofia Ozelli '20

Doulin Appleberry '20


Cum Laude

Madeleine McGrath '20

Jillian Yum '20

Julian Spiro '20

Latin 5

Summa Cum Laude + Gold Medal

Daniel Cho '19


Maxima Cum Laude + Silver Medal

Robin Zhang '19

Max Schneider-White '20

Matthew Flynn '19


Magna Cum Laude

Jane MacRae '19


Cum Laude

Adam Struck '19


National Greek Exam Results 2019

About 1,700 students across the world take the Greek exam. There are four different levels and, at the upper level, there are four different works/genres (Iliad, Odyssey, Attic Tragedy, Attic Prose).  


Introduction to Greek

Merit Award + Green Ribbon!

Nina Patel '23

Cece Idinopulos '23

Alex Ehrlacher '23


Homeric Greek -  Odyssey

Merit Award + Green Ribbon!

Adam Struck '19

Henry Perine '21

Leo Kastenberg '20


Highest Honors + Blue Ribbon!

Robin Zhang '19 (photo above)

(Only six students out of the 93 who took the Odyssey exam worldwide earned a Blue Ribbon!)


Congratulations to all of our honored students!