How to Apply
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!
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.
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 7, 2020 | Deadline to Initiate a Formal Application
Please initiate a formal 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 4, 2021 | Deadline Date for Submitting Supporting Application Documents for Applicants to Early Childhood, Middle School, and Upper School
Applications completed after January 4, 2021 will be considered on a rolling basis as they become complete and decisions will be published weekly each Friday.
January 4, 2021 | Financial Aid Application Completion Deadline
January 15, 2021 | Extended Deadline Date for Submitting Supporting Application Documents for Lower School Applicants
February 1, 2021 | First Round Admission & Financial Aid Decision Notifications
March 1, 2021 | Enrollment Decision and Enrollment Agreement Deadline for Accepted Applicants
There is no better way to learn about GFS than a tour of our vibrant campus in historic Germantown. But alas, during this time of mandated precautions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved our Admissions events online.
Browse our upcoming virtual events to hear from GFS leadership, staff, faculty, parents, and students. We look forward to connecting with you!
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.
Consistent with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, GFS does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including respecting employees, and is required by Title IX and applicable federal regulations to refrain from such discrimination. In addition, GFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in matters of admissions, access, employment, services, or in educational programs or activities it operates in violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or its implementing regulations. Inquiries or complaints concerning the application of Title IX or Section 504 may be referred to the following:
Ted Oxholm, History Teacher, Assistant General Counsel
Germantown Friends School
31 West Coulter Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144