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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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#GFStigers Middle School Weekly Scoreboard

Check in every Monday for weekly news about GFS Middle School Athletics.

Middle School Girls A & B Soccer Highlights
Despite MS A Team and B Team losses to Penn Charter on Friday, Oct. 15, the teams never backed down and fought to the final horns. The A Team was led on offense by Hannah Davidson ‘26 who notched the Tigers’ solo goal in the first half. Emmie Day ‘26 led the team from the midfield with good vision and strong passes and Sarah Goldberg ‘26 organized the defense and showed tremendous effort and work ethic. For the B Team, Bebe Bateman ‘27 made her debut as goalkeeper in the second half and made her presence known with great saves, long punts, and vocal leadership. Kyra Sassaman ‘26 moved the ball upfield and stretched the width of the field as an outside midfielder. 

Middle School Boys A Soccer Highlights
The MS A Boys Soccer team fought back with a second half goal but fell short against Shipley, in a Friends Schools League road game on Friday, Oct. 15. Elliot Capecchi ‘26 had a strong game at outside back, challenging 50/50 balls and leading with a determined vocal presence on the pitch. Giles Bishop ‘27 rose to the occasion after being called up to the A team to help aid an injury-ladened team.


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