Skip To Main Content

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Germantown Friends School. 

Start your application by submitting an inquiry below! For questions, please contact us at admissions@germantownfriends.org or 215-951-2345. 

The main school entrance to Germantown Friends School.

2024-25 SCHOOL YEAR APPLICATION TIMELINE

September: Application Process Opens

Families may begin to submit application items for the 2024-25 school year in early September. We encourage families to prioritize required appointment scheduling, as slots are limited and fill up quickly. Applicants with required appointments scheduled after December 19, 2023 will not be eligible for a January decision release. Families applying for financial aid are encouraged to review the application requirements, begin to gather required information, and reach out to our Financial Aid department at financialaid@germantownfriends.org with any questions as early as possible. 

December: Application Completion Deadline for January Decision Release

In order to receive an admissions and financial aid decision by January 22, 2024, all required application items must be completed by December 19, 2023Please note the financial aid application (for families applying to Grades PreK and up) is separate from the admissions application, and managed via the FAST website.

January: Decision Release

Applicants who complete all required application items by December 19, 2023 will receive a decision via the admissions portal by January 22, 2024. Decision release for all other completed applications will resume in February and continue on a weekly basis. Please note that in certain grades with high application volume and/or limited capacity, a wait-pool decision could be the best outcome as early as February.

February: New Enrollment Deadline for January Accepts

For applicants accepted in January, the deadline to enroll, including completion of all required enrollment items, is February 23, 2024

2024-25 SCHOOL YEAR APPLICATION ITEMS

The first step in the application process is to create an online inquiry and an Admissions account. As you move through the application, we will help you complete the different checklist items within the process. For questions, please contact us at admissions@germantownfriends.org or 215-951-2345.

Note: GFS does not generally accept applications to grade 12. If you are interested in grade 12 admission, please call us to discuss further. 

Preschool
Main Campus and
Center City

Students who will be 
3 years old by September 1.

Applicants to Preschool

PreK
Main Campus and
Center City

Students who will be 4 years old by September 1.

Applicants to
PreK

Kindergarten


Students who will be 5 years old by September 1.
 

Applicants to Kindergarten

Grade 1

Students who will be 6 years old by September 1.

 

Applicants to Grade 1

Grades 2-5

Limited enrollment capacity for the 2024-25 school year.

Applicants to Grades 2-5 

Grades 6-7

For families applying to Grades 6 and 7 for the 2024-25 school year.

Applicants to Grades 6-7

Grade 8

Limited enrollment capacity for the 2024-25 school year.

Applicants to Grade 8

Grade 9

For families applying to Grade 9 for the 2024-25 school year.

Applicants to Grade 9

Grades 10-11
Limited enrollment capacity for the 2024-25 school year.

Applicants to Grades 10-11

FAST Financial Aid Application

PreK-Grade 11 (separate from Admissions application).

Financial Aid Applicants

NEW APPLICANTS

Start Here!

Ready to begin your application process?

Click below to submit an inquiry. After completing the form, you’ll get an email with instructions on how to set up your admissions portal account.

CURRENT APPLICANTS

If you’ve already submitted your inquiry and set up your admissions portal account, or have an active application, click below to access the admissions portal. If you applied in a prior year, please submit an inquiry to begin a new application.

UPCOMING EVENTS

In keeping with the Quaker testimony of Equality and our school’s commitment to diversity, Germantown Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, political beliefs, or citizenship status in the administration of its educational policies, application for admissions or financial aid, or athletic and other school-administered programs.