Germantown Academy

  • 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 PreKindergarten 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 AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1759

Student Body

Total Students1109 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeGermantown Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers123 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses15 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Lower School students have full dress code; Middle and Upper School students have GA Gear)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies by grade.
% on Financial Aid


Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, 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,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water PoloWinter Track,

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. 
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5  5/17/2016
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.
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