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; 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.
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
Sophomores Maria Ramos and Sarah Levy developed a summer fundraiser and awareness campaign as part of Action Through Athletes.
Get to know our new faculty and staff--and our employees who have stepped into new roles this year! The first interview in our new Q&A series is with Zarah Adams, who recently became Director of Community Engagement.
Enjoy a video featuring James Hightower, Director of College Counseling, about the GFS approach, and view a list of college admits for the Class of 2020! Visit the College Counseling page for more information.
View our working Actions for Equity plan for our renewed approach to equity and anti-racism at GFS—developed in partnership with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Officers of the School Committee, and many others.
View our Niche profile:
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.