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

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Admission Process FAQs

Thank 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 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.

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, we will notify you by email. Please call the Admission Office at 267-405-7070 with any questions. Only receipt of the completed application (online or printed) will begin the admission process. This process then requires an interview and visit.

The Admission Office will contact you to schedule the necessary appointments after receipt of the completed application. The interview includes a student- or parent- guided tour of the school and the opportunity to meet with an Admission Director. The visit allows the applicant to spend time in our school’s setting. We may be unable to schedule some applicants prior to the first round of admission decisions, depending on the volume of applicants and timing.

Does GA require Admission testing?

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

Applicants to PK through 1st Grades will complete an on-site assessment during a visit to campus. Applicants to 2nd through 5th grades must complete the WISC-V psycho-educational testing. Applicants for 6th through 11th Grades must take either the SSAT or the ISEE. Review the Additional Resources for Testing here.

Germantown Academy will be a testing site for the ISEE on the following dates:

  • October 28, 2017
  • November 18, 2017
  • December 2, 2017
  • March 3, 2018

It is not necessary to schedule your child's test at Germantown Academy.

What school information is required?

Teacher Recommendation(s)

Please 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 November 1. Recommendations received before November 1, 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 first through 11th Grades, 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. CLICK HERE for the necessary forms.

Does GA Offer Financial Aid?


We encourage all interested families to inquire about tuition assistance. Annually, financial aid is awarded to approximately 28% of the student body. CLICK HERE to learn more.

How to Apply

Early Childhood

PreK, Kindergarten, 1st grade & 2nd grade
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Upper Elementary

3rd grade, 4th grade & 5th grade -
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Middle School

6th grade, 7th grade & 8th grade -
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Upper School

9th grade, 10th grade & 11th grade -
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Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available to families who demonstrate financial need. LEARN MORE about the process and timeline!