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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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Veni, Vidi, Vici! Students Honored with the National Latin Exam Awards 

Veni, Vidi, Vici! Students Honored with the National Latin Exam Awards 

The National Latin Exam is designed to provide every Latin student the opportunity to experience a sense of personal accomplishment and success in his or her study of the Latin language. See our winners!

Congratulations to our seventh through twelfth grade Latin students who received honors for their performance in the 2018 National Latin Exam.

The National Latin Exam, sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, is designed to provide every Latin student the opportunity to experience a sense of personal accomplishment and success in his or her study of the Latin language. 

The National Latin Exam can showcase students' grammar, vocabulary and reading ability, but in addition, there are questions spanning mythology, historical events and figures, the geography of the Roman World, Latin phrases used in English and more," said Julie Marren, head of the Classics Department. [See Julie triumphantly cheering on Classics Day above.]  "Students who study Latin have a broad range of knowledge that they can carry into all other subjects."

The study of Latin also aligns with GFS's philosophy to provide education and growth by understanding people and cultures, and connecting classical language and traditions to the modern world.

The following students were recognized as National Latin Exam Award Winners:

Latin 1a (7th grade)

Certificate of Outstanding Achievement + Blue Ribbon
Harper Zuercher
Nina Patel
Jacob Burnett
Daniel Mateffy
Cora Rosin
Certificate of Achievement
Chase Roman
Emma Nam

Latin 1b + Latin 1

Summa Cum Laude + Gold Medal
Marissa Shaffer
Maxima Cum Laude + Silver Medal
Eloise Klaris
Annie Xu
Magna Cum Laude
Jacob Marren-Cooke
Cum Laude

Bluma Hammarhead
Turner Burns
Grace Raufer

Latin 2

Summa Cum Laude + Gold Medal
Ari Jones-Davidis
Molly Connolly-Ungar
Maxima Cum Laude + Silver Medal
Henry Perine
Robert May
Isabela Rasmussen
Gabriel Jallo
Magna Cum Laude
Rich Soong
Jemma Mines
Cum Laude

Maya Barber
Asaf Lebovic
Owen Keim
Raz Allon

Latin 3

Maxima Cum Laude + Silver Medal
Erin Schott
Madeleine McGrath
James (Doolin) Appleberry
Magna Cum Laude
Leo Kastenberg
Benjamin Raufer
Eleanor Loden
Cum Laude
Brenden Dahl
Sofia Ozelli
Rachel Burnett
Jesse McIlhenny
Lucas Schlesinger
Julian Spiro
Avnish (Avi) Kulkarni

Latin 4

Summa Cum Laude + Gold Medal
Daniel Cho
Robin Zhang
Max Schneider-White
Magna Cum Laude
Henry Ziegler
Cum Laude
Gabrielle Godin
Andrea Regli

Latin 5

Maxima Cum Laude + Silver Medal
Timothy Peterson
Magna Cum Laude
Sam Pancoe
Simon Rabinowitz
Cum Laude
Helen Ruger