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.
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2017-18 Enrollment: 1,156 · Lower School Students: 326 · Middle School Students: 282 · Upper School Students: 548
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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
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World languages taught and year in which instruction begins:
Chinese-PreK; French-6; Latin-6; Spanish-PK; German-9
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