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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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Alum Return for Life After GA Week

As part of the Upper School’s Experiential Learning program, a team of GA administrators put together the school’s first “Life After GA” week. The goal of this unique program was to connect students to GA alums who shared their personal stories about how to make the best use of their GA education, not only their academics but their co-curricular experiences.

Dean Millard '21, Blake Smith '22 Team Up Off the Court for "Tap In" Podcast

When they were attending Germantown Academy, Dean Millard ’21 and Blake Smith ’22 could most likely be found in the gym making plays on the hardwood for the Patriots’ boys basketball team. Although they are not teaming up on the court to dazzle spectators with their athletic abilities any longer, the two friends are showcasing a different set of skills while keeping basketball at the forefront with “Tap In,” a podcast that covers hot topics around the National Basketball Association (NBA). 

Joanne Bates Announces Retirement

After a 26-year career at GA, Joanne Bates, private music instructor of the cello and double bass, is hanging up her bow. Stepping on campus in 1997 under the former Head of Performing Arts Janice Kemp, Bates has brought her personal talent of teaching to students that have come to appreciate a love of music.

GA Earns College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

GA has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with this award have expanded girls’ access in AP computer science courses. GA was proud to have 14 female students take AP Computer Science with Computer Science Department Head Jason Oswald during 2021-22.

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An Annual Call to Action

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.

A Great First GA/PC Day for This Freshman

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.

 

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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.