Germantown Academy

Tel: (215)646-3300
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 Nonsectarians
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.: 20%
Students by Grade Germantown Academy Students 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
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%

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Holy Family Learning-ambler Day School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kindercare Learning Center (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Open Door Christian Academy (1.5 miles away)
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  • Ambler Kindercare Learning Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    102 Brookwood Dr
    Ambler , PA , 19002
    (610)265-4115
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    0.6  mi  |  35  students  |  Gr.  K-1
  • Ambler
    Holy Family Learning-ambler Day School
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    1 Poplar St
    Ambler , PA , 19002
    (215)643-1632
    Special Education School (Nonsectarians)
    0.8  mi  |  73  students  |  Gr.  2-12
  • Fort Washington Hey Diddle Diddle Day School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    520 S Bethlehem Pike
    Fort Washington , PA , 19034
    (215)654-9955
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    0.9  mi  |  21  students  |  Gr.  NS-K
  • Ambler St. Anthony-st Joseph Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    260 Forest Ave
    Ambler , PA , 19002
    (215)646-6150
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.1  mi  |  199  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Fort Washington Mcneil Child Development Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    7050 Camp Hill Rd
    Fort Washington , PA , 19034
    (215)273-8687
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    1.4  mi  |  45  students  |  Gr.  K

School Reviews

  • Recommended April 18, 2014 - 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

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