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

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Community and Opportunity

The Germantown Academy community is comprised of engaged students who are best described as inquisitive, involved, and passionate creators. They eagerly blaze their own personal trails in our classrooms, labs, and studios and on our playgrounds, stages, and fields. They are intrinsically motivated to learn as much as they can and independently driven to seize the ample opportunities that come from strong connections, amazing facilities, and diverse experiences. They are inspired by and through our mission to be independent in thought, confident in expression, compassionate in spirit, collaborative in action, and honorable in deed.

Our community also includes parents, faculty, alumni, administration, staff, and friends of our school who are wholly committed to the values imbued in our philosophy, purpose, and mission. When asked, “Why GA?” opportunity and community are the two words consistently shared by all GA constituents. Indeed the connections, campus, and experiences provide a true foundation for life.

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Early Childhood

PreK / Kindergarten / 1st & 2nd Grades -
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Upper Elementary

3rd, 4th & 5th Grades -
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Middle School

6th, 7th & 8th Grades -
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Upper School

9th, 10th & 11th Grades -
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Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to families who demonstrate financial need. LEARN MORE about the process and timeline!

Germantown Academy is...

FUN!

Vibrant classrooms, championship teams, and musical performances offer opportunities to make each day a great day.

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ACADEMICS

As a college preparatory school, GA provides students with a strong academic foundation across every division.

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Pursuing passions, trying new interests, and discovering unknown talents help students become their best selves.

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COMMUNITY

GA friendships last a lifetime and the connections made here are a hallmark of our school.

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The GA Investment

Multiple members from the Class of 2017 are attending Bucknell, Drexel, Harvard, NYU, Penn State, Tufts, Penn, and USC.

Faculty/Student relationships continue well after graduation.

More than 1/4 of each graduating class plays a sport in college.

Young alumni say their greatest assets in college are time management and the ability to write exceptionally well.

Getting Here.

Students come to GA from more than 90 cities and towns. School districts within 10 miles of GA provide busing to school. Many Middle and Upper School students from Doylestown to Philadelphia use SEPTA as transportation to school. The train stop is right across the street from campus.

When students start at GA, they stay at GA.

GA’s annual attrition rate is 3 percent – one of the lowest among independent and religious schools in the area. Our school welcomes 80-90 new families annually.

Teachers make a commitment.

Our faculty average years of teaching at GA is 18. Eighteen faculty and staff members are also graduates of GA.

Financial assistance is available.

28 percent of the students at Germantown Academy receive some form of need-based financial assistance each year.

I work until 5pm each day.

Many Middle and Upper School students congregate in the Roberts Family Library (until 5pm) and the Korman Family Pavilion (until 6pm) to socialize and study. An aftercare program called SPARK is available for all Lower School students from 2:50-5:45pm and can be attended and paid for on a daily, weekly or yearly basis.

Bienvenido a GA.

GA offers several modern and classical languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Latin, and our Head of School’s favorite – German (as an elective).

Music appreciation.

Annually, 375+ students from all three divisions play an instrument, and performances include divisional concerts with bands, orchestras and ensembles. Choral groups are found all across the school as well.

Everyone can participate.

GA hosts more than 80 Middle and Upper School sports teams and club programs. With a no-cut policy and more than 75 percent of the student body participating, all Patriots can find their place here.

The path to college.

100+ colleges and universities visit the GA campus for small-group information sessions and an annual college fair.

Germantown Academy Non-Discrimination Policy

Germantown Academy is committed to a policy of non-discrimination in all aspects of our community’s actions and relationships on any basis including but not limited to race, religion, ancestry, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, familial status, disability, veteran status or national origin.