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Admissions Events

There is no better way to learn about GFS than a tour of our vibrant campus in historic Germantown, where the diverse energies and talents of our students and faculty can be felt and seen and heard. 

2021 ADMISSIONS EVENTS

Register now for our Fall 2021 Virtual and In Person Admissions events. Hear about GFS' unique programs, our welcoming community, and the many ways our students thrive. We are glad of your interest in GFS, where Learning is for Life! Join us to find out more. Email us at admissions@germantownfriends.org or call us at 215-951-2345 with any questions.

Tigers in Action: A Glimpse of GFS Athletics (In Person)
(An in-person event for prospective Middle and Upper School families)
October 12, 2021
GFS Athletics does more than cultivate strong players—our program nurtures our scholar-athletes into their strongest selves as critical and independent thinkers, community-minded citizens, and competitive athletes. Meet our Athletics coaches and see our fall sports teams in action at GFS Fields.
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Virtual Lunchtime Chat Series
December 9, 2021
At GFS, our community extends beyond your child's class, and includes a supportive and inspiring network of families, alumni, neighbors, and friends. Join us to learn more about this important Quaker testimony and how GFS embraces community within our program. Zoom links to follow.
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Virtual Open Houses
October 16, 2021 and November 11, 2021
From specials to the arts, clubs and Quakerism, enjoy an overview of what makes up the GFS experience, and how our program inspires a lifelong love of learning. Join us to hear from faculty, staff, students, and parents from all four divisions. Zoom link to follow.
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Wednesday Tiger Tours (In Person)
Weekly, Beginning October 6, Check in at 8 a.m., Tours at 8:15 a.m.
(In-person tours of GFS Main Campus)
Sign up for one of the following dates to join GFS Admissions Directors and Student Ambassadors for a tour of Main Campus.

Early Childhood & Lower School
10/13 • 11/3 • 11/17 • 12/8

Middle School & Upper School
10/20 • 11/10 • 12/1

Limited small group tours of all grades, Preschool through Grade 12, will offer in person glimpses of our dynamic program and joyful campus. 
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Early Childhood Center City: Look and Learn (In Person)
October 27, 2021 
(An in-person tour at the Curtis Building)
Did you know we have an Early Childhood campus in Center City for students two years seven months to five years old? Light-filled classrooms overlook Washington Square where students can play and eat lunch. Our space offers a rock climbing wall and a movement studio, and our curriculum includes all programming offered on Main Campus: art, music, movement, and library. Join us for a tour at the Curtis Center! 
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View a recording of our October Open House. Interested in a specific division? Watch more about Early Childhood, Lower School, Middle, or Upper School

GFS CLASS OF 2020 AT-A-GLANCE
  • Admits to all 8 Ivy League Schools and Stanford

  • Admits to 5 women’s colleges

  • 47% admit rate to the University of Pennsylvania

  • 6 students admitted to Columbia

  • 7 students admitted to Macalester

  • 1 student admitted to Drexel’s 7-year medical program

  • 1 student admitted to Oberlin College's Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music

  • 9 recruited athletes

  • $7 million in merit based scholarships reported (as of 3/31/20)


 

GFS Open House