WE INVITE YOU TO GERMANTOWN ACADEMY!
GA’s Family Centered Admission process ensures that prospective families and students are provided with the thoughtful information they need to best understand our program, philosophy, and community, while parent input, school information and admission assessments help us get to know each applicant. Our goal is to ensure that our students are in the best position possible to be both happy and successful at GA by learning as much as we can about them, and by offering them the opportunity to learn about GA!
We live in extraordinary times and the 2020-21 school year will be different! The complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused us to reimagine our admission process to ensure the health and safety of our GA community and prospective families alike. We ask for your patience as we continue to finalize our plans for the fall and will provide further details in mid-August.
In the meantime, we are excited to share that our new admission season begins… now!
At this time you may:
- Submit your application through our Veracross Admission Portal.
- Visit our campus for an Introductory Tour this summer if you wish. (Tours will also be conducted this fall - stay tuned for details)
- Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may contact you to schedule.
- Strict county, state and national guidelines for safety will be followed.
- Tours are limited to 3 guests only.
- Tour times are limited to 30 minutes and will be scheduled on:
- Lower School – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays – 9am and 10am
- Middle and Upper Schools – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays – 8:30am and 1:30pm
We look forward to getting to know you and your family this fall. Please contact the Office of Admission, Enrollment, and Financial Aid if you have any questions at email@example.com or 267-405-7070. We are always happy to help.
Multiple members from the Class of 2019 are attending Bucknell University, University of Chicago, and the University of Pennsylvania. FULL LIST.
Faculty/Student relationships continue well after graduation.
More than 1/4 of each graduating class plays a sport in college.
Young alumni say their greatest assets in college are time management and the ability to write exceptionally well.
Check out the finals for GA's Upper School Honors Engineering Mousetrap Competition!
Fifth graders learned all about machine learning from Upper School Computer Science Department Chair Jason Oswald earlier in the school year.
William Bellamy '10 sang "For Forever" from "Dear Evan Hanson" during Belfry Club's 125th anniversary on November 9, 2019. The award-winning Belfry Club is the oldest continuously operated high-school drama club in the country.
Throwback to Will & Jaryn's Big Adventures! During the 2011-12 school year, Will Black '12 and Jaryn Garner '12 took some time to check out every inch of GA's 126-acre campus along with members of the Office of Institutional Advancement. Enjoy Chapter 4!
Priya Padhye ’19 delivers her speech in French during the 2018 GA Modern Language Induction Ceremony.
Students come to GA from more than 90 cities and towns. School districts within 10 miles of GA provide busing to school. Many Middle and Upper School students from Doylestown to Philadelphia use SEPTA as transportation to school. The train stop is right across the street from campus.
When students start at GA, they stay at GA.
GA’s annual attrition rate is 3 percent – one of the lowest among independent and religious schools in the area. Our school welcomes 80-90 new families annually.
Teachers make a commitment.
Our faculty average years of teaching at GA is 18. Eighteen faculty and staff members are also graduates of GA.
Financial assistance is available.
30 percent of the students at Germantown Academy receive some form of need-based financial assistance each year.
I work until 5pm each day.
Many Middle and Upper School students congregate in the Roberts Family Library (until 5pm) and the Korman Family Pavilion (until 6pm) to socialize and study. An aftercare program called SPARK is available for all Lower School students from 2:50-5:45pm and can be attended and paid for on a daily, weekly or yearly basis.
Bienvenido a GA.
GA offers several modern and classical languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Latin, and our Head of School’s favorite – German (as an elective).
Annually, 375+ students from all three divisions play an instrument, and performances include divisional concerts with bands, orchestras and ensembles. Choral groups are found all across the school as well.
Everyone can participate.
GA hosts more than 80 Middle and Upper School sports teams and club programs. With a no-cut policy and more than 75 percent of the student body participating, all Patriots can find their place here.
The path to college.
100+ colleges and universities visit the GA campus for small-group information sessions and an annual college fair.
Germantown Academy welcomes students of all backgrounds. If you would like either translation or interpretation services during the admission process, please CLICK HERE to send an email request to the Admission Office. Thank you!
Germantown Academy Non-Discrimination Policy
Germantown Academy is committed to a policy of non-discrimination in all aspects of our community’s actions and relationships on any basis including but not limited to race, religion, ancestry, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, familial status, disability, veteran status or national origin. As required by Title IX, GA does not discriminate in the consideration of applications for admission on the basis of sex.