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Middle School

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Middle School at GFS is a magical, memorable place, with developmentally designed academic programs to meet the needs of 11-14 year olds. That includes finding joy in learning, and also finding joy in the discovery of who each young person is as an individual. Students engage through academics, clubs, affinity group spaces, athletics, and service in ways that help them to discover their true selves.

“I think the most important thing that our middle schoolers should take with them moving forward is confidence in their abilities, to know that they belong, that this is their home, they have agency here, and to not be afraid to share their gifts with the world.”
- Keino Terrell, Director of Middle School

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Meet Keino Terrell: Director of Middle School

Keino Terrell

Keino came to GFS from Friends’ Central School, where he was named Assistant Principal in 2016. For 23 years, he served in various roles at FCS, including Dean of Students, Diversity Coordinator, English and Language Arts teacher, and Director of the Summer Outreach Program.

Keino’s vast experience as a teacher and administrator, deep respect for Quaker practice, focus on social justice and equity, strong belief in research-based approaches, and dedication to interdisciplinary learning make him a vital member of the GFS community. As Director of Middle School, he prioritizes meaningful innovation, community involvement, student and family engagement, and professional development in building academic excellence.

Keino received his Master of Education from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and his Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from Shippensburg University. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Temple University’s Graduate School of Education.

Middle School Office

To contact the Middle School, please call 215-951-2316.

For help with Middle School Admissions applications, please email

Keino Terrell
Director of Middle School

Christine Bancroft
Assistant to the Director of Middle School