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.
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.
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.
Germantown Academy has named Sean Patrick Gibbons the school’s new Belfry Director. The Belfry Club is the nation's oldest, continuously run high school dramatic club that produces two major shows each school year in the Arts Center.
The Germantown Academy Upper School honored International Holocaust Remembrance Day with some beautiful, emotional, and educational moments this past week.
Former tech insider and social media strategist Max Stossel to spoke to students and families about the ways that social media impacts our minds, bodies, and hearts.
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.
After being given an opportunity to review the third grade curriculum, we felt that there was an opportunity to expand our knowledge and teaching about the Indigenous People local to the Germantown Academy area as well as the rest of the country.
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.
The 664 members of the Classes of 2017 – 2021 elected to attend 183 different college and universities throughout the United States and abroad.
GA's four all-weather turf fields make us a leader among regional schools.
The Parents' Committee is an active body of GA parents that friend-raise and fundraise throughout the school year.
GA's Middle School hosts more than 20 different clubs, including student government, Art Club, Green Ambassadors, Karaoke, and Coding.
Germantown Academy was originally founded in the Germantown section of Philadelphia in 1759. GA's current campus in Fort Washington opened in 1964.
GA hosts international exchange programs for Upper School students and faculty with the countries of China, Poland, England, Spain, France and Germany.
Annually, 375+ students from all three divisions play an instrument, from lessons on campus to performing in bands and orchestras.