Colloquia Remote Learning
During this extraordinarily complex time, it is important to offer students a place for connection and community, familiarity and consistency, discovery and expression, and ways to encourage and embrace their love of learning—whether virtually or in-person!
Our talented, dedicated teachers rose to the challenge and created a thoughtful program that offers full time in-person classes or remote learning for for our Early Childhood through Grade 2 learners. Our Middle and Uppers Schoolers have the option to be on campus 3-4 days per week or fully remote. No matter what families chose, or if we must all pivot to remote, our program is designed to quickly adapt and reflect the depth and breadth of the everyday GFS experience and community.
Our program, named Colloquia, or “conversations” in Latin, offers:
- Live classes
- Recorded video lessons
- Hands-on, independent projects
- Group social "outings”
- PE and physical activity
- Meeting for Worship
- Art, music, theatre, special assemblies, and more
Colloquia in Action
Browse a variety of remote learning classes by division or subject from spring 2020. Or click here to read about our Summer Colloquia offerings.
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Classics Teacher Julie Marren shares how the sixth grade provided thoughtful responses to the question, “Would you rather be a mammal or a bird?” and “Why?” Read their answers.
Created and managed by Upper School students, the GFS Philadelphia Youth Film Festival went virtual this year.
Led by GFS juniors Amelia Otto, Marissa Shaffer, and Martina Kiewek, this year’s Hackathon challenged middle and high schoolers to develop programming solutions inspired by the SPICES.
To celebrate and honor Black History Month, Upper School students participated in a film screening of “The Road to Justice,” a documentary executive produced by alumnus André Robert Lee ‘89.
For International Women's Day, we spoke with student Diversity Ambassador Maria Ramos '23 and Penka Slavova, Director of the International Student Program (ISP), about Women’s History Month.
Please join us in welcoming to Faith Carter as the Administrative Coordinator in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at GFS!