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

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Tuition and Fees

We have found a place that has planted the seed for a love of learning. GA has provided a place for our kids to lay down their roots, and grow in confidence and independence so that one day they will have the ability to soar on their own. Yet at the same time they have a very keen understanding that one day when their time here as a student is up, their time as a Germantown Academy Patriot will continue forever. And, as a parent, there is no better feeling than to know that your children will forever have a place that they can return with open arms.” – Jennifer M., Blue Bell

The GA EXPERIENCE

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FEELING PREPARED FOR COLLEGE

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The Profile of a GA Graduate

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"My time at Germantown Academy was a very formative, important time in my life, and the support of Gaby Russomagno was critical for my confidence and ambitions." - Dan Veltri '03, Co-founder& Chief Product Officer of Weebly

“GA was on one of the best things that has ever happened to me and I talk a lot about it with other people. GA is a very special place. Not everyone gets that opportunity and you should be proud to be here.” - Colleen Magarity '07, Coach & Educator

"GA is filled with incredible teachers. They recognized and saw that my life was heading a bit outside the traditional norm, and that when I found my passion and calling in life, I would have the skills and organization to go after it." - Josh Fried '06, Actor & Stuntman

GA gave me sharp critical analysis skills that help push my designs beyond just a beautiful form." - Katrinna Whiting '09, Product Designer at Facebook

“I learned to have an open-minded view of this world and it's people, and I have many teachers I looked up to at GA to thank for it, all the way from Mr. Savering in second grade to Ritt's (Phil Rittenhouse) AP Bio class.” - Mark Wakeman '05, Assistant Director at Chariots for Hope

"GA helped foster my creativity and forever friendships that ended up setting stage, unbeknownst to me, for what I'm doing today." - Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel '01, Founder of Reel Media Group & TV Reporter

TUITION

Investing in your child's future is one on the most important decisions a family can make, and we are here to help in your financial planning. GA tuition is inclusive of activity and technology fees for all students. It is payable either in full or by enrolling in a 10-month online payment plan. Tuition for the coming year is set by GA’s Board of Trustees and announced in January. Tuition is paid via a 10-month online payment plan, while fees are billed each month through our online accounting company. An enrollment deposit is required by late winter, and payments for tuition begin each May.

FINANCIAL AID

We encourage all interested families to inquire about tuition assistance. Annually, financial aid is awarded to approximately 29% of the student body. CLICK HERE to learn more.

GRADERATE
PreK$22,395
PreK (til Noon)$15,305
K$23,275
1st$25,960
2nd$25,960
3rd$26,940
4th$30,185
5th$30,555
6-8th$32,620
9-12th$35,515

Additional Fees

Students are billed monthly for individual charges they incur, such as school supplies, snacks and spirit wear from the School Store, school dance admission, private music lessons, student fundraisers, and Lower School after school programs. For more information on GA’s Tuition and Fees, please call the Business Office at 267-405-7393.

UNIFORMS

A uniform is required for all Lower School students. A GA GEAR dress code is in effect for all Middle and Upper School students. Parents may visit our Consignment Shop, run by the Parents' Committee, for pre-owned Lower School uniforms and GA GEAR. SEE MORE about the dress code.

DINING

Dining Services are run by SAGE. Each student has a dining account with this company, which operates on a declining balance system. Students in grades 3 through 12 purchase food in the Dining Room and the total is automatically deducted from their individual balance. Students in grades PreK, K, 1st and 2nd can order lunch and have it delivered to their dining area in the Lower School. READ MORE about this service.

BOOK SERVICE

Germantown Academy partners with Follett Books to serve the textbook needs of students in Middle and Upper School. The representatives at Follett specialize in partnering with independent schools and are committed to being a cost conscious resource for all of our students' textbook needs. The book lists are posted each July for Middle and Upper School students through Follett and parents are responsible for purchasing the required materials before the first day of classes in September. Representatives from Follett come to campus every June for a book buyback where students can receive money from books they no longer need. Lower School students receive their materials from their teachers throughout the school year.

CURRICULUM-RELATED ACTIVITIES

There are numerous opportunities for off-campus activities. Many students visit museums, historical sites, and sometimes, other countries, to augment their understanding of topics covered in their daily curriculum. Student clubs and organizations offer trips that may require additional expense. Costs vary according to the activity.

ANNUAL FUND

Parents are asked to support the Annual Fund which consists of unrestricted contributions that support GA in meeting our mission and balancing the operating budget. Annual Fund gifts, in all amounts, combine to make an immediate impact - providing faculty and students with necessary curricular resources and technology, extra-curricular programming and support services.