James W. Connor
Head of School
At Germantown Academy, our students learn by doing and our teachers teach by balancing their deep knowledge of every child with a passionate interest in subject matter and the development of interactive curriculum opportunities that further social/emotional, as well as intellectual, growth.
We set our communal standards high for academic, artistic, and athletic achievement and the 8:1 student to teacher ratio we enjoy enables discourse of high quality to occur with great frequency. Within this context of engagement and mutual trust, our students discover, refine, and use their gifts in the service of themselves and of others. This journey of "aspiration-connection-performance" cycles within each division and within every activity, developing graduates who are confident, independent-minded, competent, and responsible young men and women, well prepared to become good citizens and productive leaders in a global society.
Germantown Academy aspires to model institutionally the same virtues and talents we seek to instill in our students. We work each day to become a better school, to become a leader among our peers across the globe. I am proud to be the head of a school with high ambitions and higher character and very much enjoy walking through the front door each and every day into a community in which such a clear sense of place is palpable. I invite you to visit GA virtually and in person to experience and enjoy who we are and, then, hopefully, to move forward with us toward all we will one day become.
James W. Connor 1760
Head of School