Germantown Friends School

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31 W Coulter St

Philadelphia, PA 19144

(215) 951-2310

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Grades: K - 12

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 864

Students Per Teacher: 8

Parent Reviews

28 Parent Reviews for Germantown Friends School

I am not originally from Philadelphia, but heard about GFS and its reputation as a great school academically, spiritually and culturally. When we were looking at schools, GFS seemed like the right place for not only our children, but us too. We now have three children at GFS and have been so impressed ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/25/14

My children have attended GFS since kindergarten and are now in 10th and 12th grades.. They have had a fantastic experience there, all the way through. My kids have thrived at GFS with the right amount of intellectual stimulation--never bored, never overwhelmed. Teachers work with the students and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/10/13

We have a middle school daughter in her second year at GFS. She is doing very well, and is happy. Why? Because she is intellectually curious, and GFS provides a stimulating academic environment. That's not all. The students are friendly and supportive of one another. The facutly are passionate and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/03/13

GFS is a true gem. It has found that elusive combination of academic rigor, a nurturing and supportive environment, socioeconomic diversity, and passion for social justice. My son is learning amazing things, but most importantly he's learning how to be an active and engaged learner. And he loves it! ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/11/13

GFS is everything I could want for my child. He is learning in a caring, supportive environment. His teachers know him and his learning style and are interested in helping him become all that he can be. I disagree with some reviewers past - there are many kids with learning disabilities that attend ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/04/13

My daughter has been a part of Germantown Friends School Community for 3 years now. I couldn't be happier with our choice to send her to GFS. This is an excellent well rounded school. The lower school provides excellent fundamentals and a love of learning. From what I hear and see the academics provided ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/04/13

Amazing school. My children are thriving on multiple levels. This school is the opposite of "No Child Left Behind" but rather "Every Child Reaches Their Potential". Their potential in Athletics, in the Arts, in Academics, in becoming good self actualized citizens of the world. And with academics ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/10/12

Academically rigid with inadequate art, theater and music programs. The inability of many teachers to address multiple learning styles results in heavy loads of homeworkbusywork. They may tout low teacher/student ratios, but in reality they are truly understaffed. This school spends a lot of time ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/05/12

I went to GFS during the early nineties from K-6. Yes, the academics are outstanding, my brother graduated and his time at GFS has given him a great work ethic, an ivy league diploma and many opportunities . It is true however that if you have any type of learning or behavior disability no support ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 03/18/11

As an admissions student tour guide I am always asked the question: "What is the typical GFS student?" This question I tell them is impossible to answer with some many different types of students having different backgrounds and passions. As a GFS lifer, I can only think of three commonalities among ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 11/17/10

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Philadelphia schools — Germantown Friends School is located at 31 W Coulter St, Philadelphia PA 19144. 31 W Coulter St is in the 19144 ZIP code in Philadelphia, PA Germantown Friends School is a Private school that serves grade levels K - 12.
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