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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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Recurring Gifts

“Set it and forget it!”
- Jeff Markovitz ‘88, P ‘22

Your love for GFS is a sure thing, and now your support can be too!

A recurring gift is convenient, customizable, and paperless. 

Set your recurring gift today.

Why recurring?

Recurring gifts have a big impact. Knowing that we can rely on your regular gift allows us to enhance school programs that challenge the dynamic talents of our students; support our remarkable teachers and the innovative curricula they create; and support the arts and athletics opportunities critical to a GFS education.  

How often?

Recurring gifts can be set up monthly, quarterly, biannually, or annually to support an area that resonates with you. Choose to designate your gift for arts, athletics, academic programs, general scholarships, or simply to the areas of greatest need.  See the sign-up form below. 

Can I still be recognized in the Blue & White Society?

Yes! In fact, many of our donors find that setting up a recurring gift is a more manageable way to reach Blue & White Society recognition, which celebrates our leading annual donors. (See the giving guide below.)

Recurring Gifts to Attain Blue & WHiTE Society Membership
Classes of 2013-22: Give $20.84/month for a total gift of $250.08
Classes of 2008-2012: Give $83.34/month for a total gift of $1,000.08
1845 Partners $1,845-$4,999

Minimum monthly gift: $153.75/month

Tiger Torchbearers $5,000-$9,999

Minimum monthly gift: $416.67/month

Germantown Avenue Associates $10,000-$24,999

Minimum monthly gift: $833.33/month

Coulter Street Stewards $25,000-$49,999

Minimum monthly gift: $2,083.33/month

Head’s Circle $50,000+

Minimum monthly gift: $4,166.67/month