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Germantown Academy

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.


340 Morris Road, PO Box 287, Fort Washington, PA 19034 United States
Phone Number: 215-646-3300
Category: Independent School
School Contact: Carla Zighelboim
School E-mail: carla.zighelboim@germantownacademy.org
Head of School E-mail: Rich Schellhas
Listing updated: 2011-2012,2012-2013,2015-2016
Open House Dates: Oct 4 Nov 1 Jan 24 March 6 April 24 May 20
May 22

Additional Information

School State: PA
School County: Montgomery
Gender: Coed
Religious affiliation: Non Sectarian
Grades of School: PreK, 9-12, K-8
Enrollment: Carla Zighelboim
Students per teacher: 8:1
Tuition: $23,065-$36,580
Financial aid offered?: Yes
College prep: # of AP/Honors/IB courses offered: 16 AP / 23 Honors
Cum. SAT scores (math / reading / writing): 550-660/560-680/560-690
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, Robotics/technology, Sports, Visual arts, Vocal music, Yearbook/magazine/newspaper
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
Which Survey?: High School Private
High School Specifics: Multiple graduates will be attending each of the following schools - Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Bucknell University, Tufts University, Penn State University, Boston College