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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
    B-
Address
31 West Coulter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Telephone
(215) 951-2300

Applying

Application Deadline
December 7
Application Fee
$45
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$37,175
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
32%
Average Financial Aid
From Germantown Friends School

Founded in 1845, Germantown Friends School (GFS) is a Quaker, coed, independent day school for students in preschool through grade 12 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
1390
101 responses
Average ACT
32
43 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Concerts, plays
    38%
  • Holiday assemblies
    23%
  • Sports Assemblies
    23%
  • Study of civil rights
    15%

Students

Diversity
NG
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,017
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 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.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$39,770
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$943
National
$949
Median Home Value
$147,300
National
$184,700

Germantown Friends School Reviews

53 reviews
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Academics are very good. Diversity could be improved. Teachers are wonderful. We have plenty of security guards to keep us safe. The school works very hard to create a open and welcoming environment. Sports are good but not great, the coaches are not very educated in the sports they coach. The food selection is very wide and it is good quality and healthy, however it is VERY overpriced (chicken and pasta was $9.25) Facilities could use improvement. In old buildings heat and air conditioning is poor and bathrooms are disgusting.
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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.
I love going to school everyday, the community is so accepting and understanding, and there is a wide array of opportunities available. Teachers are outstanding, especially in the high school. Lots of clubs activities and sports choices. Academics are insane, perfect for all.