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Germantown Academy

Adam McGarth
Map340 Morris Rd., 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.

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.

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.

Additional Information:

Select State: PA
County: Montgomery
Grades of School: 9-12
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
Extracurriculars offered: Art
Community service
updated_2015: yes
Updated 2016: yes
Some special needs accommodated>: no
Summer program?: yes
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