Germantown Academy

Tel: (267)405-7070
Grades: PK - 12 | 1109 students
At Germantown Academy, our mission is to educate our students to become good citizens and productive leaders in a global society.
To achieve this mission, we provide a rigorous and exciting academic experience for students enrolled in Pre–Kindergarten through 12th grade, a diverse community of families and teachers who come from a supportive communal experience built upon the philosophic underpinnings of trust, responsibility, and kindness.
Our standards are high for intellectual, athletic, and artistic achievement as well as for the quality of interaction we expect to occur between individuals.
We help our students discover and refine their talents, then encourage them to use their gifts in the service of others.
Our goal is to have our graduates leave the Academy as confident, independent young people ready to face the challenges presented by higher education and the professional world beyond.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1759

Student Body

Total Students 1109 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 21%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Germantown Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 123 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses 15 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Lower School students have full dress code; Middle and Upper School students have GA Gear)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by grade.
% on Financial Aid 25%

Sports

Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water PoloWinter Track,
Wrestling

School Notes:

A Foundation for Life

Germantown Academy is a place that inspires. Students develop a love of learning beginning with the first day of PreK that continues through the final day of 12th grade and beyond. Our dedicated faculty and staff embrace students’ innate curiosity and encourage them to build upon their natural strengths while challenging them to expand their knowledge through a multitude of learning experiences. This is our promise to our students, and it becomes their Foundation for Life.For more than 250 years, students at Germantown Academy have been encouraged to follow their passions. The cumulative result is an exceptional academic, artistic, athletic, and social experience that creates successful, well-educated, ethical young people who believe they can make a difference in the world.Germantown Academy is a place of innovation. We are at the forefront of important initiatives such as 21st century curriculum development, language instruction, and international relationships. If a new program or idea provides an opportunity for our students, we will explore it.With talented and caring faculty, honest and curious students, and a beautiful environment, Germantown Academy is where your child can become his or her best self. 

Profile last updated: 07/24/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Holy Family Learning-ambler Day School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Holy Family Learning-ambler Day School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Hey Diddle Diddle Day School (1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ambler
    Grades: 5-12 | 88 students
    0.8 miles
    701 S Bethlehem Plz
    Ambler, PA 19002
    (215)643-7676
    0.85-12
    88
  • Fort Washington
    Hey Diddle Diddle Day School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K | 13 students
    1 miles
    520 S Bethlehem Pike
    Fort Washington, PA 19034
    (215)654-9955
    1NS-K
    13
  • Ambler
    Grades: PK-8 | 187 students
    1.1 miles
    260 Forest Ave
    Ambler, PA 19002
    (215)646-6150
    1.1PK-8
    187
  • Fort Washington
    Grades: PK-KG | 44 students
    1.4 miles
    7050 Camp Hill Rd
    Fort Washington, PA 19034
    (215)273-8687
    1.4PK-KG
    44
  • Fort Washington
    Grades: NS-8 | 145 students
    1.5 miles
    1260 Ft. Washington Ave.
    Fort Washington, PA 19034
    (215)542-9795
    1.5NS-8
    145

School Reviews

When I was looking for a school for my 5 year old BOY, I was stumped until I walked onto GA''s campus. The tour, the teacher, and the admissions personnel were all fabulous. My son was unable to read or understand the alphabet sounds, but socially he was fantastic. They have worked with him to achieve his main goal of being academically confident and I can say now being in 3rd grade he is proficient in ready and is loving GA! We have found a home.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.
Area Statistics
Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
Could This Happen To My Child?
August 30, 2015
Scandals in private school are bound to raise questions for those of us thinking about sending our children to private school. Regardless of how sensational these scandals may appear, they are actually few and far between.
Vouchers aka Tax Credits and Scholarship Funds
August 09, 2015
Voucher programs have gained a lot of traction since 1989 when the first voucher program appeared in Milwaukee. We look at how things are playing out in 2015.
Why Would I Want to....
July 12, 2015
Many parents tend to dismiss the idea of sending their children to private school without exploring it in depth. We explore this and several more related subjects.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:
Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Montgomery County, PA is $12,084 for elementary schools and $23,475 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Montgomery County, PA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).