Germantown Friends School

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Founded in 1845, Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, coed, independent day school for students in preschool through grade 12. Located in the historic neighborhood of Germantown in Northwestern Philadelphia.
GFS is nationally known for its academic excellence, attention to Quaker values of Peace, Equality, and Integrity, a commitment to diversity, and its long-standing neighborhood partnerships.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 1,157 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 19 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Germantown Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
1,157 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Germantown Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
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Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 19 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition for the 2022-23 school year ranges from $21,000–$25,500 for Early Childhood to $43,000 for Grades 9-12
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Laura Sharpless Myran
Admissions Associate
Kelly Wright



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
74 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Admission Office Student Guides, and Aquatic Life (CORAL), Animal Care, Animanga Club, Anno (Upper School Yearbook), Art Club, Asian Students Association, Big Sibs, Black Student Union, Brainstorm Neuroscience Club, Bridge Club, Brothers for Academic and Social Enrichment (BASE), Chaverim, Classics Club, Classics Club/Literary Journal (Libellum), Coffeehouse (open-mic nights), Community Action Committee, Community Culinary Club, Computer Science Club, Conserving Oceans, Cycling Club, Data Science Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, Earthquake (quarterly news magazine), Education Justice, Ellipsis: Academic Writing Journal, Environmental Action Club, Germantown Community Gardeners, GFS Quiz Bowl, Global Understanding Club, Graffiti (Middle School literary journal), High School Democrats of America (HSDA), Human Rights Group, Jam Club, LASSO (Latin American Student Solidarity Organization), Lunch Art Club, Math Club, Middle School Yearbook, Mock Trial, Model UN, Multiracial Affinity Group, Music Performance Club, Online Newspaper, Outing Club (hiking, camping, backpacking, canoeing, biking etc), Peer Tutoring, Philadelphia Youth Film Festival (PHYFF), Philly Issues, Political Dialogue Club, Polyphony art and literary magazine, Post Modern Languages: Esperanto Club, POW: People of Winter Ski and Snowboarding Club, READ (Read, Enunciate, and Declaim), Reefs, Religion and Philosophy (RAP), SAGA (Sexuality And Gender Alliance), Sistahs, South Asian Student Alliance, Student Advisory Council (SAC), Student Beekeeping, Support for Positive Body Image, Tea Time Games Club, The Corner (Middle School Online Newspaper), Tiger$ Investing League, Upper School Math League, Ways of Being Club, Xploring Sustainable Farming (Aquaponics Club)

Arts and Music Programs:
A Cappella, Chamber Music, Choir, Chorus, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, World Percussion

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Early Risers (Lower School)

School Notes

  • Germantown Friends School (GFS) seeks students who are bright and eager, who demonstrate the potential to engage deeply with an intellectually rigorous academic program, and who will contribute to a vibrant school community. Please visit the school's website to request more information or apply online.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Germantown Friends School offer?
Germantown Friends School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field, Winter Track and Wrestling. Germantown Friends School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for most sports offered.
What is Germantown Friends School's ranking?
Germantown Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Highest average SAT score, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Germantown Friends School?
The application deadline for Germantown Friends School is Dec. 19 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 19 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 1,157 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 19 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $8,595 for elementary schools and $15,444 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Philadelphia, PA is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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