5.00 (2 reviews)
Germantown Academy Photo #3 - Germantown Academy's Alter Middle School and McNeil Upper School at night.
Germantown Academy Photo #4 - Germantown Academy Athletic Complex, including Carey Stadium, Oberkircher Field and Jordan Field.
Germantown Academy Photo #6 - Germantown Academy's KTK Club (Kids Teaching Kids Science) working on an experiment.
Germantown Academy Photo #8 - The Belfry Club, the nation's oldest continuously run high school dramatic club, performing Sweet Charity.
- At Germantown Academy, we expertly pair the best from tradition, as in our discussion-based Harkness Tables in the Upper School, with the best in innovation, as in our dynamic new Lower School Tinker Lab and incredible all-school Beard Center for Innovation, to provide our students with a truly extraordinary education to last a lifetime.
- Our mission statement - to inspire students to be Independent in Thought, Confident in Expression, Compassionate in Spirit, Collaborative in Action, and Honorable in Deed is alive in our classrooms, science labs, stages, and fields every day. GA fosters a genuine love of learning and creates an exceptional academic, artistic, athletic, and social experience for our students.
- Our Kids Teaching Kids science program, college-based Writing Center, award-winning Belfry Club (the nation's oldest, continuously-run high school drama club), school-wide community service program, and robust 6-12 athletics program that competes in the Inter-Academic Athletics League are just a few examples of how we engage students, help them find and pursue their passions, and develop leaders within an active and diverse community.
- At GA, our students are valued for their own unique gifts, parents are committed partners, and dedicated, talented teachers care deeply about helping each student succeed, because Anything is Possible Starting Here.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Total Students||1,183 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 22%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||167 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||17 students|
|Number of AP Courses||13 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus AB/BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Envionmental Science, French Language and Culture, Modern European History, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Literature and Culture, Statistics, US History|
|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||Dec. 18 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$36,580|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition varies by grade. $23065 (PreK) to $36580 (9-12th)|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Admissions Director||Laura Martin|
|Endowment Size||$40 million|
|Total Sports Offered||20 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseball, Basketball,|
Crew, Cross Country,
Diving, Field Hockey,
Ice Hockey, Lacrosse,
Tennis, Track and Field,
Volleyball, Water Polo,
Winter Track, Wrestling,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||28 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Academy Monthly (Student Literary Magazine), ACT Club (All Cultures Together), Asian American Student Association (AASA), BSA (Black Student Alliance), Chess Club, CSO (Community Service Organization), Debate Team, Frequency (Music Club), Green Ambassadors (Nature Preserve Tour Guides), Indian Culture Club, MaGAzine (Student/Faculty Journal of Political Commentary), Mock Trial, Model UN, National Science Honor Society, Outdoor Club, Patriot Ambassadors (Student Tour Guides), Quizbowl (Trivia and General Knowledge Competition Team), Scuba Club, Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA), SGA (Student Government Association), Voyager (Foreign Language Journal), Ye Primer (Yearbook), Young Republicans Club
Arts and Music Programs:
Belfry Theatre Club, Jazz Band, Sculpture Club, Stage Crew (Theatre Production Technical Crew)
Recreational Athletic Programs:
- "There is no one size fits all approach to learning at GA, and the kids feel it! From visionary leadership to engaged teachers who are passionate about igniting young minds, GA radiates a dynamic energy throughout its campus. An authentic dedication to the natural world sets GA apart and outdoor learning spaces compliment a program that balances traditional classroom learning with a "get muddy, be creative, collaborate in the dirt hands on approach" that kids love. The emphasis on collaboration, entrepreneurship and global citizenship, prepares children to meet the challenges of today`s changing world. My boys are becoming confident, curious, creative and most important caring people and they are excited about the opportunities ahead of them." Allison D., Chestnut Hill, PA
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- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Bryn Mawr Grades: PK-12 | 575 students
701 Montgomery Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
(610)525-2700 9.6 PK-12
- Plymouth Meeting Grades: NS-6 | 96 students
2150 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
(610)828-2288 4.4 NS-6
GA has provided our daughter with an incredible "love to learn" foundation. Starting in kindergarten to present (11th grade) she has been engaged, challenged & focused with the help of her amazing teachers. Allowing her to be a creative, independent, thoughtful and collaborative student. Daily, she is eager to assemble in her subjects in an atmosphere that is so supportive. With college just about on the horizon, we are confident she is well equipped with the fundamentals GA will have supplied over her 13 years. Our Patriot has also participated in the plethora of extracurricular activities the school offers, from clubs to the stage, to sports. We couldn't be happier. #1759forLife
- Posted by Parent - GCH
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 - cthow
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