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explore our CAMPUS

What's cool about our campus is that it's spread out over seven acres in Philadelphia's historic neighborhood of Germantown. The buildings are an eclectic mix of old and new, a unique look and feel more consistent with a college campus. With three gyms, three auditoriums, a student center, numerous open, green spaces and nine classroom buildings, it's a place worthy of adoration and exploration. The Meetinghouse, at the center of it all, provides a beautiful and spiritual focal point.

1. Main Building 2. Meetinghouse 3. Sharpless 4. Hargroves 5. Wade Science Center 6. Alumni Building 7. Admissions 8. Living Graveyard 9. Dead Graveyard 10. Loeb Performing Arts Center 11. Smith Gym 12. Cary Building 13. Friends Free Library 14. Field House 15. Scattergood Gym

we have deep roots in this place

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The Pillars of A

Quaker Education

At GFS, students and teachers gather in Meeting for Worship once each week. This is a time for shared, silent contemplation. Anyone who feels moved to speak may rise and do so. It is a simple formula, and can be a remarkably powerful experience.In these days of constant connectivity, the ability and opportunity to sit in silence have special value. Meeting for Worship is a cornerstone of the GFS culture that many come to cherish throughout their lives.

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speak the truth

We strive to deal fairly, equally and honestly with everyone. We aim to do as we say, reflecting our beliefs in our actions. even when it is inconvenient or challenging, we stand by our convictions, striving to lead lives of integrity.

Shine Together

We are all blessed with remarkable gifts. We are equally qualified to seek truth and to hear the voice of God. Every person deserves equal respect. For these reasons, we work against prejudice and discrimination and for equality.

stay connected

"Alone we can do little; together we can do so much."* We know there is strength in cooperation and wisdom to be found when many perspectives come together. We believe in the power of community.*
The words of Helen Keller.

keep it simple

In every way we can, we try to minimize the distractions that can draw our attention from the important things in life. This means not becoming overwhelmed by the busyness of daily routine. It means seeking balance. It means embracing simplicity.

care for all

This planet we inhabit, the talents we've been given, the community of which we are a part- all hold remarkable value. We must be responsible, imaginative and proactive in protecting these gifts and caring for the world and people around us. We must exercise good stewardship.

promote peace

We believe each life is precious and unique. We stand against war and violence and work to eliminate their root causes, including ignorance, racism, hatred and oppression. We are committed to creating peace.

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College Matriculation

GFS students go on to attend an impressive range of prestigious colleges and universities. During the period 2014-18, the most popular schools chosen by GFS graduates were University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Drexel University, New York University, and Haverford College.

Below is a complete listing of the schools most recently chosen by our graduates. Our College Counseling Program provides each student and his or her parents with close and careful advising through the college selection, application and admissions process, beginning in the spring of 11th grade.

College Choices 2014-2018  

University of Pennsylvania

45

Temple University

20

Drexel University

14

New York University

14

Haverford College

13

Wesleyan University

13

Brown University

11

University of Pittsburgh

10

Yale University

10

Barnard College

9

Skidmore College

9

Boston University

8

Kenyon College

8

Tulane University

8

The George Washington University

6

Princeton University

6

Columbia University

5

Emory University

5

Georgia Institute of Technology

5

Hampshire College

5

Johns Hopkins University

5

Stanford University

5

University of Vermont

5

University of California, Los Angeles

4

University of Chicago

4

Emerson College

4

Northeastern University

4

Northwestern University

4

Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences

4

Tufts University

4

Vassar College

4

Washington University in St. Louis

4

American University

3

Bowdoin College

3

Cornell University

3

Franklin & Marshall College

3

Georgetown University

3

Hamilton College - NY

3

Harvard University

3

McGill University

3

Middlebury College

3

Pitzer College

3

Sarah Lawrence College

3

Swarthmore College

3

Syracuse University

3

The New School - All Divisions

3

Ursinus College

3

Wellesley College

3

Whittier College

3

College of William and Mary

3

Amherst College

2

Bard College

2

Berklee College of Music

2

Bryn Mawr College

2

Carnegie Mellon University

2

Colgate University

2

University of Colorado at Boulder

2

Colorado College

2

Dartmouth College

2

Earlham College

2

Elizabethtown College

2

Fordham University

2

Howard University

2

Macalester College

2

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2

Pennsylvania State University

2

University of Redlands

2

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

2

Rice University

2

Saint Joseph's University

2

Smith College

2

University of Southern California

2

The University of Edinburgh

2

Williams College

2

University of Wisconsin, Madison

2

The College of Wooster

2

Arizona State University

1

The University of Arizona

1

Auburn University

1

Babson College

1

Bates College

1

Boston College

1

Brandeis University

1

Bucknell University

1

University of California, Santa Barbara

1

Carleton College

1

Champlain College

1

Chestnut Hill College

1

University of Cincinnati

1

Colby College

1

Davidson College

1

University of Delaware

1

Dickinson College

1

Duke University

1

Goucher College

1

Harvey Mudd College

1

Ithaca College

1

La Salle University

1

Lafayette College

1

Lehigh University

1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1

University of Miami

1

Michigan State University

1

University of Michigan

1

Occidental College

1

Ohio Wesleyan University

1

Pace University, New York City

1

Pratt Institute

1

Reed College

1

Rhode Island School of Design

1

University of Rochester

1

Ryerson University

1

University of San Francisco

1

Savannah College of Art and Design

1

Sciences Po - Columbia University Dual BA Program

1

Scripps College

1

Soka University of America

1

The University of Texas, Austin

1

Tufts University

1

Tyler School of Art

1

United States Naval Academy

1

University College London

1

University of Cambridge

1

The University of the Arts

1

Vanderbilt University

1

Virginia Tech

1

University of Virginia

1

Wake Forest University

1

University of Washington

1

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

1

Widener University

1

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

1