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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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Ways of Giving

All gifts are fully tax-deductible.


Please make checks payable to "Germantown Friends School". You may send your gift to: Advancement Office, 31 West Coulter Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144

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Access our secure site by clicking the "Donate" button on the right. You may also call the Advancement Office at 215-951-2340, ext. 3294. We accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express cards.

Matching Gifts

If you work for a company that matches gifts to schools, your contribution to GFS may be doubled. We will give you full credit for both gifts. For example, if you give $1,000 to Annual Giving and your company provides a matching gift of $1,000, we will list you as a member of 1845 Partners of the Blue and White Society (gifts of $1,845 to $4,999). Please ask for forms in your benefits office.

Gifts of Securities

The instructions to transfer securities to the Germantown Friends Account are below. Your broker will need the following information:

Raymond James & Associates, Inc.
One Pitcairn Place
165 Township Line Road, Suite 1500
Jenkintown, PA 19046

Contact: Jean Schneider

Phone: 267-633-3426 | Toll-free: 844-298-7486
Fax: 844-599-3796
DTC Number: 0725

After requesting transfer, it is very important to call Ilana Goldfus, Director of Advancement Services, at 267-323-3556 with the specifics of the securities being transferred (stock name, share quantity, as well as the date of instruction to your broker). This will enable us to track the stock once it is put into our account and to properly receipt you.

Corporate Giving through EITC and OSTC

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers a unique opportunity for businesses in the state to reduce tax liability by contributing to registered scholarship organizations. Gifts to scholarships at Germantown Friends School can generate a tax credit equal to 75% of the contribution, up to a maximum of $750,000 annually. Two-year commitments receive a 90% tax reduction up to a maximum of $750,000 each year. Learn more about these programs here.

IRA Rollover

This is an an excellent way to give to GFS. Congress has again extended the IRA Charitable Rollover and finally made it permanent. So, if you’re 70½ or older, you have an opportunity to make a gift to GFS of up to $100,000 annually, and the gift is not reportable as taxable income. These gifts are not taxable; they qualify for your required minimum distribution (RMD) which can effectively lower your taxable income; and they do not impact your checking or savings account balances.

Giving through the United Way

If your employer offers the opportunity to make gifts through the United Way Donor Choice Program your designation of GFS - Code #1925 - will supply important support to the Annual Fund.

Shopping Partners

We have two links for shopping where a percentage of sales is donated to GFS: AmazonSmile and Giving Assistant.


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