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Germantown Academy

Adam McGarth

  • Independent School

Essential Information

340 Morris Rd., PO Box 287
Fort Washington, PA 19034


The oldest, nonsectarian, continuously run independent school in the nation offers outstanding academics in a setting steeped in more than 250 years of tradition.

Additional Information

Website: http://www.germantownacademy.net

Select State: PA

County: Montgomery

Grades of School:

Gender: Coed

Enrollment: Total, 1120; Upper School, 806

Students per teacher: 8:1

Tuition: $20,395- $32,340

Financial aid offered?: yes

Technology programs, what grade offered?: Smartboards, 3d printing, video capture, Beard Center for Innovation

College prep: # of AP/Honors/IB courses offered: 16 AP / 23 Honors

Cum. SAT scores (math / reading / writing): 560-680/560-690/570-690

Standardized test scores: High proficiency

World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: Chinese-PreK; French-6; Latin-6; Spanish-PK; German-9

Extracurriculars offered:
Academic/literary clubs
Community service
Honor society
Instrumental music
Visual arts
Vocal music

School climate (what are you known for?):
Academic rigor
Athletic prowess
Campus features
Community service
Student leadership
Technological focus
Unique curriculum
Warm community

HS Short Description: Outstanding academics; LEED-certified building; writing & science tutor centers; independent science research; honor code; 80+ sports teams. College counseling begins in grade 10.

Extracurriculars offered:
Community service

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Updated 2016: yes

High School Specifics: Student college acceptances for 2015 include University of Pennsylvania (4), Drexel University (5), Lehigh University (5), Bucknell University (6), and Wake Forest University (4).
In the Early Childhood program (PreK-2), Germantown Academy offers a forward thinking vision that promotes 21st century competencies and innovation focusing on student engagement and play as a vehicle for learning.
The Upper Elementary program (3-5) holds an emphasis on 21st century skills and a growth mindset. Their curriculum is based on experiential learning which encourages perseverance, inquiry, and collaboration.

Some special needs accommodated>: no

Summer program?: yes