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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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"Quest" Film Screening

"Quest" Film Screening

Parents, friends, MS and US students, and neighbors are invited to a screening of the documentary film "Quest" in celebration of Black History Month on 2/10. Director Jonathan Olshefski and the films' stars will be at the screening.

When: Sunday, February 10, 2-5 p.m. (This will include a screening of the film, followed by a discussion.)
Where: Yarnall Auditorium in the Sharpless Building

Kindly RSVP by Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
Light refreshments will be provided.

The Germantown Friends School Multicultural Parents Alliance; Alumni of Color Initiative; International Students Program; Education Justice Club; and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion invite parents, students (grades 6 and up), friends, and neighbors to a screening of the documentary film "Quest" in celebration of Black History Month.

Filmed with vérité intimacy for almost a decade, "Quest" is the moving portrait of an African-American family in North Philadelphia. Beginning at the dawn of the Obama presidency, Christopher “Quest” Rainey, and his wife Christine’a “Ma Quest” Rainey navigate the strife that sometimes grips their North Philly neighborhood as they raise a family and cultivate a creative sanctuary for the community in their home music studio. Epic in scope, "Quest" is a vivid illumination of race and class in America, and a testament to love, healing, and hope.

Director Jonathan Olshefski and the films' stars will be in attendance at the screening.

If you have any questions or would like more information about this event, please contact Michelle Palmer, Alumni Diversity Manager.