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GA Places at Junior Classical League’s Latin Convention

Juniors Taryn DiFranco, Ben Getson, Caroline Smith, and Aiden Swartz represented GA at the PA Junior Classical League’s 44th annual state Latin convention at Penn State. This year’s theme was ‘Multa, quae impedita natura sunt, consilio expediuntur’ (Many things which are naturally difficult are solved by ingenuity) -Livy, Ab Urbe Condita, XXV.11. 

Swimming & Diving: Alumni, Aquatic Club Members to Compete at Olympic Team Trials

In 1924, before Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana played host to the Olympic Team Trials, the state hosted the event at Broad Ripple Park and featured Johnny Weissmuller, who later went on to play Tarzan in 12 movies from 1932 to 1948 and later starred in 16 “Jungle Jim” movies and 26 half-hour episodes of a TV series.  Weissmuller retired undefeated, featuring five Olympic golds and 67 world records. While no famous actors will be competing at the 2024 trials, there will be multiple athletes with ties to Germantown Academy and Germantown Academy Aquatic Club. 

Class of 2024 Graduates from Germantown Academy

Germantown Academy honored, celebrated and welcomed the remarkable Class of 2024 into the school's storied alumni body during a picture-perfect ceremony on Friday, June 14, 2024 on Connor Quad.

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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.