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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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Dining Services

Students typically buy food at three locations on campus. 

  • The school cafeteria (open to grades 4-12)
  • Hargroves Snack Bar
  • The Open Door Café

This year, these areas will be closed and lunch will be pre-ordered through the MyPaymentsPlus app. A bagged lunch will include an entree of choice, a snack, and a drink. First-time users should download the MyPaymentsPlus app to their smartphone. View the Mobile App Registration Guide to learn how to download the app. 

Just a reminder: GFS, the cafeteria, and The Open Door are not nut nor allergen-free. Please remind your children of their allergies so that they are empowered to make safe choices for themselves while on and off campus.

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Hargroves Snack Bar typically offers a hot meal option, distinct from the day's cafeteria menu.

Payment Options

This year, lunch pre-orders will be available for students in grades 1-12 through the MyPayments Plus app. First-time users should download the MyPaymentsPlus app to their smartphone. View the Mobile App Registration Guide to learn how to download the app. Please view this instructional PDF for more information on how to register. To order, please login to My Payments Plus, go to "Events and Activities" and then click on "Ordering for the week of."

All lunch pre-orders must be paid for online the evening before the day begins (Sunday at 11:49 p.m for Monday, Monday at 11:49 p.m for Tuesday). Any money deposited on an account can only be used at the snack bar. Everything else will be pre-orders only.

Questions and Comments

Please email Jessica Borkosky, Food Service Manager, or call 215-951-2382.

The Open Door Café

The Open Door is only open to faculty and staff at this time.

Learn about the Café

Current Hours:
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., when school is in session.

Pre-order Deli Items

The deli will be closed until further notice.