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At Open Houses held throughout the year, prospective families come in to visit Germantown Academy. One of the highlights of their visit is hearing from our student panels. Click on the tabs above to read Frequently Asked Questions.
Q: How many students do you have in each class?
A: “The classes are small, so it’s really good. You get individual attention. That’s different than where I went to school before, and I really like it.”
--Butch S.Q: How did you find the change from public school?
A: “Yeah, it was harder for me at first, but when you get in the swing of things it’s great. And everyone helps you—the kids, and your teachers. Everyone really.”
Q: What's it like coming from another school?
A: "The transition was pretty easy. Within a tight knit community you make a group of friends. The workload is heavier than where I was, but GA's a college prep school so it's to be expected. You just learn time management."--Keenan
"Because a lot of the kids here have been together a long time, they LOVE having a new person." --Stephanie
Q: Is it hard when you don't live nearby?
A: I live 45 minutes away, but close friends of mine live near me. I take the R5 suburban train."--Matt
"I live in Philadelphia. I take a bus, subway, then the R5. I've always just done it. You get home around 7pm if you have after school activities. As soon as you get home you do homework. You get used to it and take advantage of study periods."--Fatima
"I take the bus or my sister drives. A lot of friends take the train together, even some of the faculty. There's always a buddy."--Kristen
Q: What would you do to change about GA?
A: "I wish I had more time to do things that sound really interesting like forensics or more sports."--Matt
Q: How was it dealing with finding a college?
A: "Colleges come here and give you a presentation."--Natalie
"The college guidance department really helps you, and any student can just stop by and visit any time."--Keenan
"College guidance does a really good job and helping you find where you'll be best suited."--Emily
Q: What was it like when you first came here?
A: "I came in 7th grade and I still remember my tour guide. You can totally be yourself during the entire application process. I felt really comfortable with my personal buddy. Plus there were oreos!"--Grace
"I felt like I knew everyone my entire life, they make you feel so welcome. I didn't want to go back to my regular school, I just wanted to go to GA the next day!"--Casey