Program & Philosophy
Germantown Friends School’s athletic program is guided by our school’s statement of philosophy that there is that of God in everyone. Through the process of learning to be a member of a GFS team, we encourage our student-athletes to continue to cultivate the principles valued by the school community. Among these are truthfulness, simplicity, self-discipline, the resolution of differences without violence, respect for others and oneself.
The athletic program at GFS stresses participation and encourages all student-athletes to develop their capabilities to the fullest extent possible.
We value excellence in each sport, and we aim to field successful teams that are competitive within the Friends Schools League as well as with comparable non-league schools.
We want our student-athletes to be committed to themselves, their team, the GFS school community, and the Friends Schools League. In order to do this, they need to learn what it means to cooperate with others, to set individual and team goals, to manage their time balancing sports with other areas of their lives, and to learn the physical and technical skills demanded by their sport.
It is our hope that as student-athletes progress through the athletic program they gain a stronger sense of themselves and their role in the GFS community.