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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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GFS Welcomes Stephanie Daniel as Head JV Girls Tennis Coach

Stephanie Daniel took the reins of the JV Girls Tennis program in August 2022. She will also work with Varsity Head Coach Chris Booth and the varsity program which captured the Friends School League Championship in 2021. 

Daniel brings a range of experience as a tennis coach and teacher, as well as a passion for connecting with student-athletes to help achieve their tennis and life goals. 

“I am excited for our tennis athletes to work with Coach Daniel. She has a wide ranging tennis repertoire and can challenge our top JV athletes while also guiding newcomers in the sport. This quality is rare in a coach. I appreciate that Stephanie immediately aligned with our philosophy of providing opportunities to as many students that are committed to learn,” said Katie Bergstrom Mark. 

Daniel has been a mainstay in Philadelphia-area tennis. Since 2005, she has been on the staff of Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Program. She now serves at the Regional Supervisor/Coach in the National Junior Tennis League (NJTL) of Philadelphia where her duties include the tennis instruction in after school neighborhood-based programs and summer sessions (including Quick-Start and 10 & Under tennis); tennis instruction/coaching to youth in the Munchkins, Future Stars, and Junior Development Clinics; tutoring, fitness; nutrition and life skills. She also supervises the site managers, junior instructors, instructors, and is responsible for the courts and equipment management. Daniel is a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Certified Coach for Youth/Adult Tennis.

Daniel’s interests in sports have extended to her work in the community with the Black Women in Sport Foundation where she served as a mentor and tennis coach to youth, ages 8-18. Her work there went beyond basic tennis skills to include mentorship in sportsmanship, etiquette, and life skills in private, semi-private and group situations. 

“I always encourage students to embrace all aspects of participation in any sport, as it relates to personal growth, self-awareness, and the ability to apply these skills to other aspects of their life,” said Daniel. 

Off the court, Daniel has a passion for art and has taught the discipline in the School District of Philadelphia since 2002, currently at the Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School in North Philadelphia. Her core curriculum course guidelines incorporate art studio with art history. 

She has served as the Public Relations and Media Coordinator for October Galley at the Philadelphia International Art Expo, the nation’s largest African American Expo as well as the Coordinator of After-School Arts and Enrichment Programs in the Philadelphia Northwest Region which included foreign language, creative writing, expressive arts, ceramics, and dance classes for elementary students. 

Daniel holds a B.A. in Art Education/Art History from Marymount College and an M.S. degree in Art Education from Saint Joseph’s University.

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