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Germantown Academy

James W. Connor

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  • Independent School

Essential Information

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

215-646-3300

Additional Information

Website: http://www.germantownacademy.net

Select State: PA

County: Montgomery

Grades of School:
Elementary
High School
Kindergarten
Middle School
Preschool

Gender: Coed

Enrollment: 1,107

Students per teacher: 8 to 1

Tuition: $19,750 (PreKindergarten) - $31,320 (12th grade)

% Receiving financial aid: 27%

Total financial aid given: $4,834,685 ($4.8 million)

% of graduates attending college: 100%

# of AP courses offered: 17

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

Accommodates some students with special needs?: no

Extended day mornings, afternoons or both?: both

Offers summer camp, program or school?: yes

Does the school have a uniform or uniform dress code?: uniform for lower grades

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

Points of distinction: 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 schoolboys’ 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

Upper School Science Tutor Center

Upper School House System

Upper School 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.

Services offered: Alumni services; library services; dining services; Chinese programs for outside community; summer programs; transportation provided for students within 10 miles; Chinese testing center

Updated 2014-15: yes

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