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Germantown Academy

Rich Schellhas, Head of School
Map340 Morris Road, PO Box 287
Fort Washington, PA 19034
  • Independent School


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

Points of Pride: Germantown Academy inspires students to be Independent in Thought, Confident in Expression, Compassionate in Spirit, Collaborative in Action, and Honorable in Deed. 120-acre campus that features a state-of-the art LEED-certified Middle and Upper School building, extensive athletic facilities, a six-acre nature preserve, Green Roof, the Academic Courtyard, and the Wissahickon Creek. Championship Athletic Teams - The oldest continuous prep school football rivalry in the country between GA and Penn Charter that dates back to 1886. GA is a member of the Inter-Ac League, the oldest school boys league in the country. The Inter-Ac is now home to boys and girls teams. Belfry Club, the nation's oldest, continuously-run high school dramatic club. The Belfry Club has won countless Cappie Awards over the last few years. Confucius Classroom Program. GA was the first school in Pennsylvania to sign an agreement with Hanban, the Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. Upper School: Writing Center, Science Tutor Center, House System, Independent Science Research Program. Smart Board technology in every classroom. Lower School specialist teachers for science, music, art, physical education, Chinese, and Spanish. School-wide community service program that students and parents from all three divisions actively participate in. Upper School Honor Code, Incorporation of 21st century learning methods in all three divisions, Numerous opportunities for innovation and design thinking, 80+ sports teams, Active Parent, Parent of Alumni and Alumni Communities. College Counseling: Individual attention given to all students during the college admission process that begins in 10th grade. College preparatory begins in PreKindergarten.

High School Specifics

Multiple graduates will be attending each of the following schools - Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Bucknell University, Tufts University, Penn State University, Boston College

Open House Dates

Oct 4 Nov 1 Nov 30 Feb 1 March 8 April 11 May 22

Additional Information:

Select State: PA
County: Montgomery
Grades of School: *PreK
Gender: Coed
Enrollment: 2017-18 Enrollment: 1,156 · Lower School Students: 326 · Middle School Students: 282 · Upper School Students: 548
Religious affiliation: Non-Sectarian
Students per teacher: 8:1
Tuition: $22,395-$35,15
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): 550-660/560-680/560-690
Standardized test scores: High proficiency
World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: Chinese-PreK; French-6; Latin-6; Spanish-PK; German-9
Extracurricular Activities: 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
Some special needs accommodated>: no
Summer program?: yes
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