Students participated in the annual 8th Grade Science Fair where they learned how scientific research requires both patience and creativity!
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.
Today at GA
Germantown Academy senior Sam Wang '23 won one Grand Award and three Special Awards and for a total of $4,500 in prize money at the 2023 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Dallas.
The Inter-Academic League released its All-League teams for the 2023 spring season. Germantown Academy was well-represented on the lists, with 26 student-athletes being recognized.
With graduation less than one month away, the 132 members of the Class of 2023 are getting ready to leave Germantown Academy and move on to 88 different colleges and universities in 29 states, Washington D.C., and Scotland.
One of the most joyful parts of this project is when the students discover that their audience will be their parents. The A-Z Library & Learning Commons comes to life with second graders ready and waiting for their parents to arrive and become their students. Parents move from station to station, learning along the way, and getting an opportunity to practice many literacy skills.
After being given an opportunity to review the third grade curriculum, we felt that there was an opportunity to expand our knowledge and teaching about the Indigenous People local to the Germantown Academy area as well as the rest of the country.
Computer Science Department Chair Jason Oswald tells us why Computer Science Education Week is an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field.
Freshman Anna Weber '26 helped GA to a 4-3 victory over Penn Charter with three goals during her first GA/PC Day on November 12, 2022. Despite that exciting victory, it was all the other spirit and camaraderie that helped make this annual tradition something to always remember.
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.
126 Acres of Opportunity
The 664 members of the Classes of 2017 – 2021 elected to attend 183 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.