GA is a PreK-12, coed, nonsectarian day school in Fort Washington, PA

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We inspire students to develop a love of learning from the first day of PreK through the final day of 12th Grade and beyond. Our faculty and staff embrace students’ innate curiosity and encourage them to build upon natural strengths while challenging themselves to expand their knowledge in a multitude of ways. Every day we help our students understand how Anything is Possible Starting Here.

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Class of 2024 is Moving Across the Quad!

Germantown Academy celebrated the end of school for fourth and fifth Grade students at the annual final assembly in the Arts Center. Music, speeches, and awards highlighted the morning's event, along with a final farewell to the Class of 2024, who will be heading to Middle School in the fall.

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Mission-Centric

GA, as a community, is grounded in and guided by the same 15 words that inspire and direct our students is an assurance that Germantown Academy, spaces and programs, teachers and students, ideas and ideals, while ever-changing is also never changing. Independence, confidence, compassion, collaboration, and honor, skillfully combined, have always been the formula for virtue and the foundation for permanence.

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A Leader in Engagement

While Germantown Academy teachers have engaged our students for over 255 years, how and why we seek to engage have evolved dramatically since our founding. Teachers and students now have equal, instant access to facts and content. Though faculty are no longer in sole possession of the keys necessary to unlock the world of knowledge, gifted ones are still indispensable in drawing our children toward that world. Our faculty demonstrate a genuine love of learning with and from their charges. This is 21st century engagement.

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Our PreK through 2nd Grade curriculum, early childhood specialists, intentional learning spaces, and two-teacher classrooms provide young minds with support and direction children need to become enthusiastic seekers of knowledge.

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Our workshop approach to literacy and math helps us know 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade students as individual learners, providing healthy challenges for all students.

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The Middle School years present boundless opportunities to teach students how to be leaders of their own learning.

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The Harkness Tables, House System, minimesters, honors arts programs, competitive athletics, and top tier science curriculum in the Upper School provide a wealth of opportunities for students to grow as independent thinkers and bold leaders.

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GA faculty have created an environment that is intentional, stimulating, supportive, collaborative, and challenging in ways that equip students with the skills and knowledge to grow into thoughtful, motivated human beings and scholars.

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A History of GA in 30 Objects offers fascinating glimpses into our school’s rich 250-plus year story, from Germantown to Fort Washington, and every page in between.

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The close relationships established by small class sizes and a true sense of unity create lifelong connections between alumni and the school.

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Making service efforts tangible is a critical aspect of translating social awareness from an abstract concept to something practiced each and every day.

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126 Acres of Opportunity

28% of students receive tuition assistance

8:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

88 MS and US Sports Teams

100%

Every student takes art and music through 9th grade

The 501 members of the Classes of 2014 – 2017 elected to attend 165 different college and universities throughout the United States and abroad.

GA's four all-weather turf fields make us a leader among regional schools.

Induction Ceremony Students

The Parents' Committee is an active body of GA parents that friend-raise and fundraise throughout the school year.

GA's Middle School hosts more than 20 different clubs, including student government, Art Club, Green Ambassadors, Karaoke, and Coding.

Germantown Academy was originally founded in the Germantown section of Philadelphia in 1759. GA's current campus in Fort Washington opened in 1964.

GA hosts international exchange programs for Upper School students and faculty with the countries of China, Poland, England, Spain, France and Germany.

Annually, 375+ students from all three divisions play an instrument, from lessons on campus to performing in bands and orchestras.