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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 6
Application Fee
$45
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,450
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.

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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
1400
123 responses
Average ACT
32
48 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Concerts, plays
    36%
  • Holiday assemblies
    29%
  • Sports Assemblies
    21%
  • Study of civil rights
    14%

    Students

    Diversity
    NG
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,017
    64%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
    82%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
    45%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    85%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 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.8 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
    Living in the Area
    C-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      C-
    3. Housing
      D-
    Area Feel
    Urban
    Median Household Income
    $20,776
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $644
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $178,726
    National
    $184,700

    Germantown Friends School Reviews

    62 reviews
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    Definitely a fantastic school. There's a lack of diversity which is an issue which the administration seems committed to solving -- both socioeconomic and racial. The teachers care quite a bit about their students, though there's been a lot of turnover in the past few years. They send many of their alum to good institutions, which is a testament to how much the college counseling team/the teachers care about the kids there. Could use more focus on getting students to take arts/music/classics/language classes because people definitely tune out by their senior year. Generally, a very happy place to be, though, and I have entirely positive memories from my education there.
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    I would say, generally, my experience at GFS has been alright. It's a great school academically and really fosters a caring environment for everyone. However, as a black student, the lack of diversity is even more apparent because you don't see that many people that look like you. Basically, if you think that you or your child can handle being around a majority white student body, then you'll probably be fine. If they can't, however, then maybe GFS isn't the best idea.
    I started at GFS last school year and it is an amazing school. The faculty and staff are super welcoming and always are encouraging you to do your best. They have great security and they are always making sure you are safe. We have a great arts program but the sports are average. The food is somewhat over priced but that doesn’t really bother me. Academically, it is challenging but your teachers are always there for you and Ive learned so much. Overall an excellent school!!