Tag Archives: Germantown Friends

Podcast: Friend Groups at GFS?

Are there friend groups at GFS? Reporters Jasper M. and Joshua M. reached out to the GFS community and asked questions like “do you think there are friend groups at GFS?” and “How many friend groups do you think there are?” We got many different answers. Hope you enjoy!

Editorial: Our New Principal

We need a principal who cares. While this sounds self-explanatory, the Middle School often gets lost in the shuffle of a busy K-12 school such as GFS. Our principal should be willing to stick up for our division while collaborating with the entire school. To do this, he or she will need a vision for what the Middle School should be, and want to follow through. We believe that any person can be well-meaning, but it takes determination to make their job work. Continue reading Editorial: Our New Principal

Editorial: The GFS Bubble

On the other side of Germantown Avenue, just thirty feet from the end of Germantown Friend School’s campus, lies NHS Parkside Recovery, a methadone clinic.  Even if they have noticed, not many students think about it.

As a rule, GFS is very liberal. The student body is fairly affluent. Almost every family owns one, if not two cars and most live in relatively good-sized houses.  Full tuition for the Middle School costs $28,000 to $30,000 per year.  The neighborhood of Germantown, on the other hand, has somewhat less.  Average household income* is around $37,000, just 23% more than GFS tuition and only 13.1% of the population attends one or more years of college (100% of GFS graduates attend 4-year colleges).  With all this, it’s no wonder the idea of a GFS Bubble is so often brought up. Continue reading Editorial: The GFS Bubble