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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Germantown Friends School. 

Start on your application for the 2023-24 school year by submitting an inquiry below!

For questions, please contact us at or 215-951-2345. 

Important: 2023-24 Kindergarten Applications 
Due to an unusually large 2022-23 Pre-K class, we are short on Kindergarten spots for next year, and therefore cannot take any more Kindergarten applications for the 2023-2024 school year. We thank you for your interest and hope you might consider GFS for Grade 1 for 2024-25, where we do build our enrollment slightly. 

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The first step in the application process is to create an online inquiry and an Admissions account. Please click on a division below to get started. As you move through the application, we will help you complete the different checklist items within the process. We are currently conducting remote parent interviews via video chat, which can be scheduled as soon as you have submitted your application. We are here to help you through the process and happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us at

Please Note: At GFS, students ages 5 and older are required to complete the COVID-19 vaccination. It is likely that GFS will extend the vaccine requirement to students 4 and under in the future. Exemptions from the vaccination requirement may be requested on an individual basis with the GFS Nurses. Everyone 6 months of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination. More information is available here: PDPH Vaccine and Booster Info

GFS is proud to award more than $6 million dollars of need based financial aid. Learn more about Financial Aid.

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Ready to begin your application process?

Start here!

Create a profile in Veracross, our admissions software provider. We look forward to getting to know you and your family and introducing you to GFS!


There are several steps in the application process, which are based upon the grade you are applying to. Click on a division below to get started.

Early Childhood

Lower School (K-5)

Middle School (6-8)

Upper School (9-12)

International Students

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If you are already familiar with our application process or you have already started your application, please click below to access the Admissions Portal login and check on its progress and status.

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While we encourage you to submit materials prior to the stated deadlines, we do accept applications on a rolling basis and may be able to consider late applications. Please call the Admissions Office at 215-951-2345 with additional questions. 

December 30, 2022 | Deadline to Complete Admissions and Financial Aid Applications
Please initiate an application by this date to be eligible for first round review. Families must complete specific information and questionnaires, and submit the $45 application fee via our Admissions Portal.

January 21, 2023 | Admissions and Financial Aid Decisions Released

March 1, 2023 | Enrollment Decision and Enrollment Agreement Deadline for Accepted Applicants

Admissions Events

We are glad of your interest in GFS, where Learning is for Life!

View our upocming Admissions events. Hear about GFS' unique programs, our welcoming community, and the many ways our students thrive. Email us at or call us at 215-951-2345 with any questions.

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In keeping with the Quaker testimony of Equality and our school’s commitment to diversity, Germantown Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, political beliefs, or citizenship status in the administration of its educational policies, application for admissions or financial aid, or athletic and other school-administered programs.