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At Germantown Academy, students are challenged, supported, and engaged in a multitude of ways that lead to a transformational learning experience. They graduate as individuals who are capable of achieving far more than they had ever imagined.

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Dr. Andrea Kurtz, Psy.D. Celebrates 25 Years

Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Kurtz, Psy.D. for 25 Years at GA! Kurtz’s position is two-fold as she serves as both the Middle School Psychologist and the school-wide Director of Counseling Services. In celebration of her years spent here, we asked Kurtz a few questions about herself.

Designs Come to Life in Fourth Grade STEAM Studio

STEAM Studio, taught by Lower School Art Chair and PreK-12 STEAM Coordinator Jess Grisafi and Lower School 3rd-5th Grade Science Teacher Troy Holiday '01, along with 4th Grade homeroom teachers, is one of the most interactive parts of the 4th Grade curriculum.

Happy 25 Years!

Congratulations to Peggy Bradley for 25 Years at GA! Bradley is a mathematics teacher in the Upper School as well as the proud House Head of Alcott Day. In celebration of her years spent here, we asked Bradley a few questions about herself.

Middle Schoolers Learn about Community and Leadership with Visits to Davenport Elementary

Experiential learning is staple of a Germantown Academy education. From students in the Lower School learning African dances, to Upper Schoolers completing their senior projects in the community, students are gaining knowledge in and out of the classroom. For the 7th Grade class and 8th Grade volunteers, this experiential learning project involved taking a trip to Davenport Elementary School in Norristown.

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Family STEAM Night Offers Transformative Learning Experiences

Family STEAM Night was a student-led event where community members learned about and participated in a variety of activities that connect Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The curriculum and technologies that are explored within the TinkerLab of the Lower School at GA were highlighted primarily, but it was also an opportunity to collaborate and show the vertical integration of programming across the Middle and Upper grades.

Identifying Identity

Sarah Na recently led a workshop at a Parents’ Committee meeting on Identity, and then oversaw a similar activity in the Upper School where student leaders peer-facilitated discussions. She answers questions about the activity – Step In, Step Out - and why she felt it was impactful and important.

A Leader in Engagement

 

While Germantown Academy teachers have engaged our students for over 260 years, how and why we seek to engage have evolved dramatically since our founding. Teachers and students now have equal, instant access to facts and content. Though faculty are no longer in sole possession of the keys necessary to unlock the world of knowledge, gifted ones are still indispensable in drawing our children toward that world. Our faculty demonstrate a genuine love of learning with and from their charges. This is 21st century engagement.

 

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Germantown Academy high school students wear their college gear at private high school ambler pa

The 664 members of the Classes of 2017 – 2021 elected to attend 183 different college and universities throughout the United States and abroad.

 

Aerial shot of Germantown Academy sports fields, a top private school in the Philadelphia area

GA's four all-weather turf fields make us a leader among regional schools.

Germantown Academy parents fundraise at Derby Party at independent school in Fort Washington

The Parents' Committee is an active body of GA parents that friend-raise and fundraise throughout the school year.

Students from private middle school in Fort Washington, PA learn how to extract honey in class

GA's Middle School hosts more than 20 different clubs, including student government, Art Club, Green Ambassadors, Karaoke, and Coding.

Germantown Academy campus opening in 1964, a top private school in Philadelphia

Germantown Academy was originally founded in the Germantown section of Philadelphia in 1759. GA's current campus in Fort Washington opened in 1964.

Germantown Academy private high school students in London for an international exchange program

GA hosts international exchange programs for Upper School students and faculty with the countries of China, Poland, England, Spain, France and Germany.

Students from private elementary school in Pennsylvania play at a band concert

Annually, 375+ students from all three divisions play an instrument, from lessons on campus to performing in bands and orchestras.