The Open Door
The Open Door is a unique community gathering place, located just off the Front Hall in the Main Building.
Conceived by a committee of parents, faculty and friends, and funded by GFS alumni, this hybrid space is a place for conversation over coffee and snacks, studying between classes, collaboration with fellow students, and exploration between students and faculty.
The Open Door is supported by local businesses including High Point Cafe (owned by GFS alumna Meg Hagele) and Weaver’s Way Co-op of Mt. Airy.
The Open Door features:
- A full espresso bar
- Pastries, snacks, and prepared food items
- GFS clothing and gear
- Alumni-authored books
- School supplies
Next time you’re on campus, stop in and check it out!
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., when school is in session.
Extended hours for Essentially English & select after-school events.
Cash, Check, Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, Discover) and the Open Door Card
Ashley Alter, manager
In person, via cash, check or credit card. Otherwise, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be assigned a card. Once you receive your unique card, BID, and CVV numbers, register your card and load money via the StoreCard Manager website: https://storecard.mercurypay.com
This website will also allow you to check your balance, view your transaction history and link your Open Door Card to a credit card to ensure that you always have funds available.
Payments will show up as “PURCHASE Germantown F Philadelphia PA CARD ####” on your credit card statement.
Please note: The balance on your Open Door Card will carry over each academic year, but it is non-refundable.