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Germantown Friends School

Dana Weeks, Head of School
Map31 W. Coulter St.
Phila., PA 19144
  • Independent School


A Quaker co-ed day school for grades K-12 located in historic Germantown. Our accomplished faculty leads our mission to seek truth, challenge the intellect, honor differences, embrace the city, and nurture each student's mind, body and spirit.

•National Merit Scholarship (2013-2017): 9 Scholars; 48 Finalists; 48 Semifinalists; 65 Commended

•GFS is a proud member of the Friends Schools League, and fields more than 70 teams at the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Middle School levels. We have won 141 FSL Championships, and 17 PAISAA State Championships. More than 100 of our graduates in the last decade have gone on to play sports at the collegiate level.

Additional Information:

Select State: PA
County: Philadelphia
Grades of School: *PreK
Gender: Coed
Enrollment: 916
Religious affiliation: Quaker
Students per teacher: 7:1
Tuition: $26,750-$38,450
Financial aid offered?: yes
Technology programs, what grade offered?: All grades
College prep: # of AP/Honors/IB courses offered: No AP just honors
Cum. SAT scores (math / reading / writing): 600-740/620-740/610-730*
World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: Spanish - K; French, Latin - 7; Ancient Greek, Mandarin, Directed Independent Study (Arabic, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, ASL) - 9
Extracurricular Activities: Academic/literary clubs
Community service
Instrumental/Choral Music
Visual arts
Additional Information: 74% of faculty hold advanced degrees; 100% of graduates attend four year college
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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