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Middle School

Jonas Jeswald Head of Middle School at Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, PA

Jonas Jeswald
Head of Middle School

Joined GA in 2013

Previous Roles
Dean of Students

B.A., Skidmore College
M.Ed., Northeastern University

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Middle School at GA, in its purist form, is a series of moments that create opportunities for transformational experiences: sixth graders explore an author in-depth during their author study project; seventh graders travel to Williamsburg, Virginia; eighth graders immerse themselves in complex and detailed science fair projects. Students lead divisional morning meetings, ski together on Friday afternoons, and participate in community service; advisees develop important relationships with their advisor and learn to become self-advocates who are active participants in their learning; athletes participate, defend and score; artists and actors practice, perform and exhibit…the list could go on and on.

Ask a faculty member at Germantown Academy why he or she teaches in the Middle School, you're liable to hear some form of this response: "I love the students, their energy, and the substance of the middle school years." Ask a GA Middle School student what he or she loves most about GA and the response most often is: "my teachers." What you find when you enter our halls are powerful student-teacher relationships that result in active, engaged learners who are immersed in the process of becoming independent, confident, compassionate, collaborative and honorable human beings.