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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

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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.

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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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Social Justice Leader and Educator Joins GFS

Social Justice Leader and Educator Joins GFS

Angela Campbell, Ph.D., recently named Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Germantown Friends School (GFS), finds inspiration in the words of African-American civil and human rights activist Ella Baker: "We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes."

Angela Campbell, Ph.D., recently named Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Germantown Friends School (GFS), finds inspiration in the words of African-American civil and human rights activist Ella Baker: "We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes." A leader in the field of social justice education and equity work, Angela uses strength-based approaches to help students of all ages discover their potential impact on local and global liberation and restorative justice, and realize their power to transform themselves and unjust conditions.

"We all can, in our own way, create positive change," said Angela. "Empowering students and adults to embrace unconditional love, humility, forgiveness, and truth in action are the foundational keys to effective diversity, equity, and inclusion work."

Prior to joining GFS this month, Angela held the position of Executive Director at the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion at Carnegie Mellon University. As the Center's inaugural executive director, she provided critical leadership in building the team, program, and internal and external partnerships. Angela also previously served in various roles at Cabrini College, including assistant dean for the School of Education, assistant professor of education and inaugural co-director of the Center for Urban Education, Equity and Improvement.

Angela has led seminars for teachers, educational leaders, and students on racial and ethnic identity development, micro-aggressions, racial and gender socialization and inter-cultural competency. She has also facilitated workshops on restorative justice, stereotype threat, inter-racial/ethnic healing, and women's leadership and empowerment.

Angela holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Urban Education from Temple University, a Master of Arts in Speech Rhetoric from the University of Maryland College Park, and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Communications from LaSalle University. 

"I am excited to join GFS and lead the school's robust vision for this important work through co-creative equity and inclusive excellence," said Angela. "My approach connects greatly with the GFS mission to find the Light in each of us. We all bring gifts to the world, especially students."

"We are thrilled that Angela has chosen to join the GFS community," said Dana Weeks, Head of School. "Her focus on solving problems, restoring relationships, and sharing in dialogue connects deeply with our Quaker testimonies, and will greatly enhance our long-time mission, as well as our vision for the future."