Head of Lower School
Joined GA in 2012
B.A., M.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Gwynedd Mercy University
Welcome to the Lower School! At Germantown Academy, we believe that every student has something important on the line when they walk through our doors, and we are committed to helping curious students grow into thoughtful, caring, and engaged citizens in our world. We accomplish this by becoming a community who lives our mission, developing curriculum with coherence, cultivating a climate for creative learning, and building lives of character among all members of our community.
We believe that learning is a life-long, collaborative process. Our approach to teaching and learning is active, mission-driven and team-oriented. We merge the developmental needs of young learners with our college-preparatory program, in order to meet our students where they are in an engaging, 21st century curriculum. We define excellence as growth that happens when students are engaged in experiences that are meaningful and provide a healthy challenge.
We are proud of our unbelievably dedicated and highly qualified faculty, who are life-long learners themselves. They have created amazing programs and opportunities for our students that are reflective of best practices to ensure student engagement and achievement. With a student to teacher ratio of 9:1, we are committed to providing students with both individual academic and personal attention.
At Germantown Academy, we blend timeless values and traditions with innovative approaches to learning to engage students more deeply and prepare them for life in an ever-changing world. We invite you to visit our campus, and experience our vibrant Lower School community in action.
Sue Szczepkowski, Head of Lower School