LEARNING IS FOR LIFE.
At Germantown Friends School, our mission begins with a commitment to diversity, to our neighborhood and community, and to the belief that academic achievement is not in itself enough. We guide our students’ growth in mind, body and spirit, and encourage them to put their ideas to work in the world—while at GFS and long after they have graduated. But don’t just take our word for it; come explore and see for yourself.
Due to current COVID-19 precautionary measures, we are completing our admissions processes remotely. Learn more about our mission and the application process by clicking below.
Open House, Tours, & Events
Learn more about applying to GFS! Attend a Virtual Open House and stay tuned for upcoming Admissions events.
View GFS Campus Highlights—Virtually!
Learn about our academics, Quaker values, facilities, faculty, and students from the comfort of your own home. Browse our YouTube channel to discover all that GFS has to offer.
GFS in the News
Celebrating Diversity with Early Learners
GFS teacher Lindsay Roberts gives families five tools for embracing diversity with early learners at home .
J-Term Provides Experiential Learning for Upper School Students
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on GFS' January term (J-term) experiential learning program.
How a Classics Education Prepares Students for a Modern World
Head of School Dana Weeks explains how a classical education can offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop innovative thought, while examining issues through a moral lens.
Philadelphia Youth Film Festival Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer
Read an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer about the Philadelphia Youth Film Festival, created and managed by GFS students.
See why our alumni make us proud
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Read more about Masks Matter
GFS students, teachers, and families make and donate cloth masks to a local health center—providing a much-needed community service.
Read more about Tips for Teens: Taking Care of Yourself During a School Shutdown
GFS teacher, Sara Primo, shares her tips for taking care of yourself during a school shutdown.
Read more about Celebrating Diversity with Early Learners
GFS teacher Lindsay Roberts gives families five tools for embracing diversity with Early Learners at home.
Read more about Remote Learning Creates Conversations and Community
Introducing our remote curriculum, named Colloquia!
Read more about Pursuing Your Unique Light with Directed Independent Studies
Learn about the Upper School's Directed Independent Study (DIS) program.