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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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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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Alumni Directory

Germantown Friends School is pleased to share a way for alumni to stay connected: the GFS Alumni Community website and mobile app, powered by EverTrue.

No matter where you live or how busy your schedule is, you can connect with other alums via your desktop and smartphone to keep up to date with the latest GFS and alumni news.

Features include:

  • Alumni directory searchable by Name, Class Year, College or Company
  • Nearby function lets you search by Location and view the results on a map
  • Integration with Facebook and LinkedIn
  • School, Athletic and Alumni Events and News feeds
  • GFS Facebook, Twitter and YouTube Feeds
  • Upload photos and class notes to the app using your Stream

If you prefer a desktop version instead of a smartphone app, visit the GFS Alumni Community website. Your login information will work for both platforms.

Download the App

To download the GFS Community app for your smartphone, use these buttons.



FAQ about the App

How do I start?

From the App Store on your iPhone/iPad or from the Android App on Google play, search for "Alumni Community" (made by EverTrue) and select the 'Germantown Friends School' community.

How do I log in?

You will need to enter your email address and your name and credentials will be verified in order to gain access. You will then receive an email with further instructions. If your email is address is not accepted, please contact the Alumni Office to reconcile your email address. Note: After initially logging in, your information will be saved and you will not be required to log in again.

Can I edit or hide my personal information displayed in the app?

Yes, click "Update My Profile" at the bottom of your record to request the specific information that you would like to hide. You may request that your phone number be hidden, while other information remains visible. Please note that regardless of your privacy settings, your name and class year will display in the app.

Can I update my profile information directly in the mobile app?

Yes, it is easy to update your contact information directly in the mobile app. Click "Suggest an Update" at the bottom of your record with the requested changes which will be forwarded to our office. To protect the integrity of the alumni database, you cannot directly change contact information in the mobile app in real time. Once the updated information is received, the Alumni Office will update your profile within 24-48 hours. To suggest an update for a fellow GFS classmate, friend, or family member, click the "Suggest an Update" button at the bottom of their profile.

Using the directory: Can I get a list of my classmates?

Yes, simply enter your class year in the search field of the directory. Full class lists are displayed, (not including deceased classmates).

Can I email or call another alum directly from the app?

Yes, while in the directory, tap the email address of the alum you wish to contact and your smart device email client will launch enabling you to create a message. If you click the phone number, your phone will begin to dial the number.

How do I connect the app with my LinkedIn account?

The latest update of the app enables all alums to directly connect and professionally network using LinkedIn. When using the mobile app, you are able to connect your personal LinkedIn account with the directory by clicking the yellow "Login to LinkedIn for enhanced profiles" button. Once you are logged in, you can view information that alums have chosen to include on their personal LinkedIn profiles along with the number of connections you have in common. You can directly connect with other GFS alumni by clicking the yellow LinkedIn button to add or invite alums to LinkedIn. Any information that is provided by LinkedIn will appear on the profile screen with the LinkedIn icon to the right. Don't forget to list GFS in your education information and to connect with our GFS Alumni LinkedIn Group.

When using the Nearby tool with the map, how do I locate alums in another location outside of my current location?

Click the magnifying glass in the middle of the map. This will allow you to enter a specific town, state, country, or address to search. Zoom out by pinching two fingers together on the screen and then trail one finger to the desired area on the map. A blue circle will display representing the location of alums.

When using the map, how do I know who is in the area and in my class?

Click the list button in the upper right-hand corner. This will generate a list of the alumni in the area, sorted by year.