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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$34,475

Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.

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 4,000 private high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1380
71 responses
Average ACT
32
34 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
A-
Based on racial diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
897
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
9:1
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.
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

44 reviews
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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.
Review Germantown Friends School
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.
The community is incredible - teachers will genuinely care about you individually and its goal is to make everyone feel included. It is a quaker school, but it's not overly religious. There's Meeting for Worship every week, but it's a nice time to connect with other students and faculty and relax.