GA kicked off its 261st school year on Thursday, September 17, 2020 with its annual Flag Raising ceremony.
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.
Nine members of the Class of 2021 have been named Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Helen Wu '21 and Jason Wang '22 created, launched, and hosted Camp Intellect, an intensive, fee-based summer English and science enrichment program for students entering grades 7-9.
For 22 years, Peter Waxler has gently and expertly guided his students through the crucial foundational years of Prekindergarten and Kindergarten.
The mental health of the Germantown Academy community may be more important that one realizes, especially during the unprecedented times we are currently experiencing in our world. Fortunately, GA has an experienced team of counselors that provide guidance and support to those in our community who may need help.
Learning opportunities abound in Middle School, by teachers, and for students.
GA celebrated Computer Science Education Week during December 9-13 with a series of events called ga.codes().
GA teaches Mandarin Chinese language across all divisions, but the Lower School uses the Organic World Language program, which mandates an immersive learning classroom.
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.
33% of students receive tuition assistance
Student to Faculty Ratio
81 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.