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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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Twenty-Eight GFS Fall Athletes Named to All-League Teams; Nine Earn All-State Honors

Congratulations to the GFS student-athletes who earned All-League honors, a recognition of their outstanding performance among student-athletes in the nine-member Friends Schools League. 

In addition to earning All-League honors, Margaret Harvey '23 was named to the All-State Girls Soccer Team. Honorees are comprised of elite student-athletes selected from all Pennsylvania public, independent, and charter schools by league coaches.

Eight cross country runners also earned All-State accolades. In the Girls division, First Team honors went to Anna Macdonald '22 and Annika Marcelis '22; Second Team honors to Katya Henisz '23 and Emma Nam '23. In the Boys Division, First Team honors went to Simon Donovan '23 and Shuford Kirk '23; Second Team honors to Mason Kresloff '25 and Charlie Brodkin '22. All-State honorees were based on performance at the PAISAA State Cross Country Meet earlier this month.

A full story on the GFS' All-State honorees will post later. 

Girls Soccer

Margaret Harvey ‘23 

Madison Clark ‘23
Margaret Harvey ‘23
Annie McLaughlin ‘22
Zoe Schaedle ‘22 (photo)

Honorable Mention:
Caroline Rickels ‘22
Sam Zimmer ‘23

Boys Soccer

Jacob Burnett ‘23 (photo)
Isaac Okewole ‘23 (cover photo)

Honorable Mention:
Sam Butler ‘22

Girls Cross Country

First Team All-State:
Anna Macdonald '22 (1st place)
Annika Marcelis '22 (3rd place)

Second Team All-State:
Emma Nam '23 (19th place)
Katya Henisz '23 (20th place; photo)

Katya Henisz ‘23 
Anna Macdonald ‘22
Annika Marcelis ‘22
Emma Nam ‘23

Boys Cross Country

First Team All-State:
Simon Donovan '23 (1st place)
Shuford Kirk '23 (6th place)

Second Team All-State:
Mason Kresloff '25 (10th place)
Charlie Brodkin '22 (19th place)

Charles Brodkin ‘22
Simon Donovan ‘23
Shuford Kirk ‘23
Mason Kressloff ‘25
PJ Kressloff ‘24
Jiasheng Shi ‘23 (photo)

Honorable Mention:
Sam Rakulak ‘22


Taylor Ford ‘22
Riley Helfrich ‘23
Cece Indinopulos ‘23 (photo)
Mariel Kavanagh ‘22
Joanna Lin ‘22
Madalyn Shen ‘25 

Honorable Mention:
Lucy Gerber ‘25

Field Hockey All-League to be announced at a later day.

Photo credit: Kathy Leister Photography



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