GA is a PreK-12, coed, nonsectarian day school in Fort Washington, PA

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Admission FAQs

Private School Admissions ProcessThank you for your interest in Germantown Academy. Please know that it is in each applicant’s best interest to apply early. The process varies slightly from grade to grade based on the requirements of the specific Division (Lower School, Middle School, Upper School) and the availability of spaces.

How do I begin the Admission process?

By submitting an Admission application.

The application may be submitted online or by mail. Once we receive the completed application, you will be notified by email. We will then contact you to schedule your admission visit. If you are ready to begin the Admission process, you may do so HERE. Please call the Admission Office at 267-405-7070 with any questions.

How many spaces are available for each grade?

Our traditional entry grades are PreK, K, 5th, 6th, 7th and 9th.

We typically have the following spaces available:
PreKindergarten: 24
Kindergarten: 16
5th: 10
6th: 20
7th: 15
9th: 40

All other grades typically have between 2-6 openings, although these numbers can fluctuate from year to year. We encourage applications to all grades; however, we currently do not accept applications for 12th grade.

Does GA require Admission testing?

GA Admission testing varies with the developmental stages of each child.

For this year, the Lower School student visit and admission testing will be combined into a student assessment to be completed via Zoom and with GA faculty. Applicants for 6th through 11th Grades must take either the SSAT or the ISEE.

What school information is required?

Teacher Recommendation(s)

Students in Art Class at Germantown Academy in PhiladelphiaPlease sign the Teacher Recommendation Form(s) and give to your child’s current academic teacher as specified on the appropriate Division Sheet. The Recommendation is confidential and must be sent directly from the teacher to our Admission Office after October 15. Recommendations received before October 15, or those not completed by the current academic teacher, will not be accepted for the applicant’s file. CLICK HERE for the necessary forms.

Official Transcript

For students applying for 1st Grade through 11th Grade, please submit the School Records Release Form to your child’s current school. Schools should forward to our Admission Office official transcripts including current grades, past school reports, and all testing scores. Fall semester grades must be included. Use this email - - to forward the information to GA.


Does GA Offer Financial Aid?


We encourage all interested families to inquire about tuition assistance. Annually, financial aid is awarded to approximately 33% of the student body. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Admission Process

Early Childhood

1st Grade
2nd Grade

Upper Elementary

3rd Grade
4th Grade
5th Grade

Middle School

6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade

Upper School

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to families who demonstrate financial need.