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

What makes us unique?

Find out here »

At Germantown Academy, students are challenged, supported, and engaged in a multitude of ways that lead to a transformational learning experience. They graduate as individuals who are capable of achieving far more than they had ever imagined.

Anything is Possible Starting Here

Our Mission

Today at GA

News

Curiosity Leads to Passion Project for Aidan Gor

Junior Aidan Gor ’25 has turned his curiosity for coding into a passion for computational neuroscience. Taking the fundamentals of coding, Gor turned a research project into a memory game that boosts memory in individuals with working memory deficiencies, such as those with Autism and ADHD and presented at the International Brain Research Organization's World Conference.

Voces8 Gives Choral Clinic at GA

GA was pleased to host members of the internationally acclaimed choral ensemble, Voces8, for a clinic with the 1759 Singers last week. Voces8 is among the most celebrated professional choral programs in the world.

Patriot Posts

Collaborative and Confident in Second Grade Showcase

One of the most joyful parts of this project is when the students discover that their audience will be their parents.  The A-Z Library & Learning Commons comes to life with second graders ready and waiting for their parents to arrive and become their students.  Parents move from station to station, learning along the way, and getting an opportunity to practice many literacy skills.

An Annual Call to Action

Computer Science Department Chair Jason Oswald tells us why Computer Science Education Week is an annual call to action to inspire K-12 students to learn computer science, advocate for equity, and celebrate the contributions of students, teachers, and partners to the field.

A Leader in Engagement

 

While Germantown Academy teachers have engaged our students for over 260 years, how and why we seek to engage have evolved dramatically since our founding. Teachers and students now have equal, instant access to facts and content. Though faculty are no longer in sole possession of the keys necessary to unlock the world of knowledge, gifted ones are still indispensable in drawing our children toward that world. Our faculty demonstrate a genuine love of learning with and from their charges. This is 21st century engagement.

 

Learn More

126 Acres of Opportunity

Germantown Academy high school students wear their college gear at private high school ambler pa

The 664 members of the Classes of 2017 – 2021 elected to attend 183 different college and universities throughout the United States and abroad.

 

Aerial shot of Germantown Academy sports fields, a top private school in the Philadelphia area

GA's four all-weather turf fields make us a leader among regional schools.

Germantown Academy parents fundraise at Derby Party at independent school in Fort Washington

The Parents' Committee is an active body of GA parents that friend-raise and fundraise throughout the school year.

Students from private middle school in Fort Washington, PA learn how to extract honey in class

GA's Middle School hosts more than 20 different clubs, including student government, Art Club, Green Ambassadors, Karaoke, and Coding.

Germantown Academy campus opening in 1964, a top private school in Philadelphia

Germantown Academy was originally founded in the Germantown section of Philadelphia in 1759. GA's current campus in Fort Washington opened in 1964.

Germantown Academy private high school students in London for an international exchange program

GA hosts international exchange programs for Upper School students and faculty with the countries of China, Poland, England, Spain, France and Germany.

Students from private elementary school in Pennsylvania play at a band concert

Annually, 375+ students from all three divisions play an instrument, from lessons on campus to performing in bands and orchestras.