Led by Germantown Academy's Diversity and Community Life Coordinators, Black History Month celebrations can be seen in every division of our school.
We inspire students to develop a love of learning from the first day of PreK through the final day of 12th Grade and beyond. Our faculty and staff embrace students’ innate curiosity and encourage them to build upon natural strengths while challenging themselves to expand their knowledge in a multitude of ways. Every day we help our students understand how Anything is Possible Starting Here.
Germantown Academy Head of School Rich Schellhas has announced the appointment of Anika Walker-Johnson as the school's first Director of Equity and Inclusion. Walker-Johnson, who comes to GA from Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass., will begin her tenure in July 2018.
Larry Gregory '68, the first African-American graduate in GA's history, was the featured speaker at the 2018 Black History Month Celebration.
Connie Williams, fourth grade lead teacher, intuitively understands students, all students, perhaps especially the students who open cautiously, who seem, at first, to open not at all. "Maybe his little heart isn't getting the support it needs," Connie says and finds a way to tend that little heart with compassion and a healthy dose of laughter.
Germantown Academy's Upper School Visual Arts Department announced that a whopping 17 Scholastic Art Awards have been awarded to Upper School sculpture students.
Barry McCommon, a private music lesson instructor here at Germantown Academy, joined the "family business" at age nine when he started to play the trombone.
Germantown Academy alumna Emma Hearn '14 returned to campus on January 10 where she performed for both Middle and Upper School students. Hearn, a senior Musical Theatre major at Texas State University, who most recently played Cassie in Chorus Line, also talked about her journey here at GA, going from a Middle School thespian to a Belfry Club superstar.
Dr. Andrea Kurtz is right in the middle of the action in Middle School and she wouldn't want it any other way.
The Middle School is proud to present Shrek: The Musical on Friday, January 26 at 7pm and Saturday, January 27 at 6pm in the Arts Center Auditorium.
GA, as a community, is grounded in and guided by the same 15 words that inspire and direct our students is an assurance that Germantown Academy, spaces and programs, teachers and students, ideas and ideals, while ever-changing is also never changing. Independence, confidence, compassion, collaboration, and honor, skillfully combined, have always been the formula for virtue and the foundation for permanence.
A Leader in Engagement
While Germantown Academy teachers have engaged our students for over 255 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.
Our PreK through 2nd Grade curriculum, early childhood specialists, intentional learning spaces, and two-teacher classrooms provide young minds with support and direction children need to become enthusiastic seekers of knowledge.
Our workshop approach to literacy and math helps us know 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade students as individual learners, providing healthy challenges for all students.
The Middle School years present boundless opportunities to teach students how to be leaders of their own learning.
The Harkness Tables, House System, minimesters, honors arts programs, competitive athletics, and top tier science curriculum in the Upper School provide a wealth of opportunities for students to grow as independent thinkers and bold leaders.
GA faculty have created an environment that is intentional, stimulating, supportive, collaborative, and challenging in ways that equip students with the skills and knowledge to grow into thoughtful, motivated human beings and scholars.
A History of GA in 30 Objects offers fascinating glimpses into our school’s rich 250-plus year story, from Germantown to Fort Washington, and every page in between.
The close relationships established by small class sizes and a true sense of unity create lifelong connections between alumni and the school.
Making service efforts tangible is a critical aspect of translating social awareness from an abstract concept to something practiced each and every day.
28% of students receive tuition assistance
Student to Faculty Ratio
88 MS and US Sports Teams
Every student takes art and music through 8th Grade
The 501 members of the Classes of 2014 – 2017 elected to attend 165 different college and universities throughout the United States and abroad.
GA's four all-weather turf fields make us a leader among regional schools.
The Parents' Committee is an active body of GA parents that friend-raise and fundraise throughout the school year.
GA's Middle School hosts more than 20 different clubs, including student government, Art Club, Green Ambassadors, Karaoke, and Coding.
Germantown Academy was originally founded in the Germantown section of Philadelphia in 1759. GA's current campus in Fort Washington opened in 1964.
GA hosts international exchange programs for Upper School students and faculty with the countries of China, Poland, England, Spain, France and Germany.
Annually, 375+ students from all three divisions play an instrument, from lessons on campus to performing in bands and orchestras.