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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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Welcoming Faith Carter to the Office of DEI

Please join me in providing a warm welcome to Faith Carter as the Administrative Coordinator in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at GFS!

January 4, 2021

Dear Friends,

Please join me in providing a warm welcome to Faith Carter as the Administrative Coordinator in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at GFS!

Faith received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Africana Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020.   As a former Penn-KIPP scholar, she forged her intellectual inquiry in racial equity and social justice in education and developed her passion for DEI. 

Faith worked for four years as Community Outreach Liaison for Penn Libraries, interacting with more than 500+ middle and high school students in the School District of Philadelphia. She used her administrative skills to successfully coordinate book drives and the expansion of libraries across 5 local public schools annually.  She contributed to literacy equity that increased opportunities for students to access culturally relevant books across Philadelphia. 

In addition, Faith founded one of Penn’s first affinity groups for African American undergraduate students called BUILT, which stands for Building Upon Important Legacies Together.  Her mission was to raise awareness about the lack of African American  representation in Penn’s enrollment.  Clearly, Faith’s background and experience lends itself well to this newly created position to advance equity, inclusion, and belonging at GFS.  She will surely utilize her myriad skills and innovative talents and bring new energy into our DEI programming.  Faith is assuredly a great fit for the DEI Office and GFS! We’re very excited to welcome Faith Carter to the GFS community! 

 

Wishing you all a happy, safe, and healthy new year 2021!!!!!

 

Lighting the way together,

Angela

 

Angela N. Campbell, Ph.D.

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Germantown Friends School

"Lighting the Way"