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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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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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Athletic Trainers Welcome Student Interns

The Athletics Department and Athletic Trainers, Eric Aurelien and Morgan Wambold welcome CeCe Holeschak and Sasha Iakimenko, who will serve as Athletic Trainer interns this fall.

“Cece and Sasha will provide sport medicine care by evaluating, treating, and rehabilitating our student-athletes with my and Morgan’s help and supervision. They’ll also be on the sidelines with us to help treat acute injuries and will be there in case of emergencies,” said Aurelien. 

Both interns are second-year Master of Science in Athletics Training students – Holeschak at Thomas Jefferson University and Iakimenko at Temple University. 

Holeschak (left) has worked as a student athletic trainer with Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (Middle School and Upper School), Villanova University football, and Rothman Orthopedics.

“I am so excited to join the GFS team this fall and help in any way I can with the athletes and athletic trainers,” commented Holeschak. 

Iakimenko (below) brings strong experience having worked with Saint Joseph’s University’s field hockey team, Temple’s football and women’s soccer teams, and at the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania’s Orthopedic clinic. 

“I love working with athletes and getting to see them grow and persevere in all ways, and I especially love game days! I am so excited to work with GFS and help anyone in any way that I can,” said Iakimenko. 

The two Athletic Training interns will join the Tigers beginning the week of August 22. 

For Aurelien and Wambold, working with student interns has been an enriching experience. “Mentoring is at the core of athletic training as a profession. I am the athletic trainer I am today because of the preceptors I had who invested time and care into my clinical education. To be able to be in the role as a preceptor is great and I’m excited to help guide students who will be the future of the profession,” Aurelien said. 

Visit the GFS Sports Performance page to learn more about GFS’ Athletic Training, Strength & Conditioning, Mental Skills Training, and how to connect with the Athletic Training staff. 

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