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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.

High School Specifics

The 496 members of the Classes of 2013 – 2016 elected to attend 168 different college and universities throughout the United States and abroad, including, but not limited to: Ivy League universities combined (33) Boston College (11), Boston University (8), Bucknell University (13), Cornell University (2), Drexel University (17), Elon University (13), Georgetown University (9), Harvard University (6), Lehigh University (12), Penn State (22), Syracuse University (7), George Washington University (11), University of Pennsylvania (15), University of Pittsburgh (16), Princeton University (1), University of Richmond (13), Wake Forest University (13) and Yale University (6). 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.

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.

Open House Dates

Thurs., March 16, 2017 Wed., April 12, 2017 Thurs., May 18, 2017

Additional Information:

Select State: PA
County: Montgomery
Grades of School: *PreK
Gender: Coed
Enrollment: Total, 1148 (320 - Lower, 291 - Middle, 535 - Upper)
Students per teacher: 8:1
Tuition: $21,060- $33,395
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: 17 AP / 25 Honors
Cum. SAT scores (math / reading / writing): 540-700/560-720/520-690
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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