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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

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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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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.

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"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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germantown.friends.school.softball.caroline.shure.all.league.2022

VIEW the Gallery of All-League athletes.

Thirty-three varsity sprint athletes were named to Friends Schools League All-League teams (First and Honorable Mention), selected by FSL coaches for their outstanding contribution to the teams.

"GFS has had a historic spring season!  The All-League recognition, 33 student-athletes, is the most the Tigers have received in a spring season. Collectively, this is a celebration for all of our student-athletes and coaches who have put so much into creating the right culture for these competitors to flourish. I applaud each scholar-athlete for their dedication to prepare for this spring season and their ability to perform under pressure.  I also want to note that none of these young people are athletes only — they are musicians, artists, social justice advocates, writers, and so much more.  I concur with the Friends Schools League Athletic Directors that to earn All-League status, "sportspersonship is held in equal weight to athletic prowess."  I am proud that our program is being recognized for our athletes' accomplishments!" said Director of Athletics Katie Bergstrom Mark. 

Congratulations to the following All-League honorees:

Baseball: 
First Team: Dan Mateffy ‘23
Honorable Mention: Jacob Marren-Cooke ‘22
Led the team to the FSL Commonwealth Cup Championship. 

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Lacrosse:
First Team: Clare Meyer ‘22 (FSL League MVP), Alexa Hanson ‘22, Annie McLaughlin ‘22, Zoe Schaedle ‘22, Ella Shay ‘23 (photo)
Honorable Mention: Isla Ablin ‘24, Katie Day ‘25, Bluma Hammarhead '22, Dylan Ragas '22
Led the team to the FSL Championship title and undefeated FSL season. 

Softball:
First Team: Caroline Schure ‘23 (cover photo)
Led the team to marked improvement throughout the season. 

Tennis: 
First Team: Rishi Cohen '22, Jacob Morse '22, Jackson Zuercher '23, Alex Sanderson '22, Asher Smith-Frank '22, Wil Tullo '24, Benedict Tessler ‘25
Led the team to its sixth consecutive FSL Championship title, as well as the undefeated league record. 

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Track & Field  
First Team:
Girls: 
Zuri Abdus-Salaam '22
Alayah Campbell '25 
Margaret Harvey '23
Katya Henisz '23
Audrey Ling '24 
Anna Macdonald '22
Annika Marcelis '22

Boys: 
Sam Butler '22
Simon Donovan '23
Graham Greene '23
Shuford Kirk '23
Sam Rekulak '22
Jiasheng Shi '23 (photo)
Henry Zabierek '22
Led the team to the FSL Championship titles. 

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