Why GA

Welcome to Germantown Academy! GA is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational college preparatory school educating students from PreK to Grade 12 in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1759, GA boasts more than 250 years of history and tradition.

A Foundation for Life

Germantown Academy is a place that inspires. Students develop a love of learning beginning with the first day of PreK that continues through the final day of 12th grade and beyond. Our dedicated faculty and staff embrace students’ innate curiosity and encourage them to build upon their natural strengths while challenging them to expand their knowledge through a multitude of learning experiences. This is our promise to our students, and it becomes their Foundation for Life.

For more than 250 years, students at Germantown Academy have been encouraged to follow their passions. The cumulative result is an exceptional academic, artistic, athletic, and social experience that creates successful, well-educated, ethical young people who believe they can make a difference in the world.

Germantown Academy is a place of innovation. We are at the forefront of important initiatives such as 21st century curriculum development, language instruction, and international relationships. If a new program or idea provides an opportunity for our students, we will explore it.

With talented and caring faculty, honest and curious students, and a beautiful environment, Germantown Academy is where your child can become his or her best self.