A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    C+
Address
31 West Coulter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Telephone
(215) 951-2300
Organization Memberships
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Applying

Application Deadline
January 12
Application Fee
$40
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
SSAT, ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$35,775
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
33%
Average Financial Aid
From Germantown Friends School

Founded in 1845, Germantown Friends School (GFS) is a Quaker, PreK-12, co-ed independent day school located in the historic Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. 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. Visit our website to read more.

Germantown Friends School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1380
78 responses
Average ACT
32
39 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Concerts, plays
    42%
  • Holiday assemblies
    25%
  • Sports Assemblies
    17%
  • Study of civil rights
    17%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
NG
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
906
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
16:1
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses

Germantown Friends School Reviews

47 reviews
All Categories
GFS is a school where academics really are the priority. The teachers are ridiculously excellent and the entire faculty just wants you to succeed. Everyone is accepting and there's no popularity, cliques, etc. It really is a school for people who are self-motivated and ready to work because there is a lot of work and a lot of stress, pressure, etc. that accompanies the work and the teachers are there to help you but it's up to you to know when you need to ask for that help. Overall I could not be happier with my experience at GFS I love it and my friends and I would absolutely without a doubt recommend to anyone who genuinely enjoys learning because that is the mindset that GFS fosters.
Review Germantown Friends School
School claims to be diverse & accepting of differences. This is true if you happen to share the same political or social views as the majority of the school population. Otherwise expect to be frowned upon. Security personnel are less than adequate with some oblivious to surroundings, not present to guide students across streets, very concerning considering the dangers present in the community. Otherwise a great school academically, but safety & accrue sense of acceptance are lacking.
This school, despite its location in the poor neighborhood of Germantown, is definitely within its own bubble of protection. Issues only arise when students need to get off campus, either to take the public transportation or to make it to the Fields, which are located apart from the main campus. The health programs, although a little sparse, do educate students, and the support from the school nurse and athletic trainers is more than sufficient. The school itself has no bullying, and is one of the most friendly and welcoming communities you are likely to find. It truly is a school for anybody who couldn't fit in anywhere else.