Why I Chose Germantown Friends School: 2011-02-15 School Selection Report

This is one parent’s opinion on why they chose Germantown Friends School. Help other parents–take five minutes to complete an anonymous survey to tell PSS and our readers about your school choice!

Date Submitted: 2/15/2011

What school did you decide on? Germantown Friends School

Calendar year your child entered 2005

Grade your child entered kindergarten

What neighborhood are you in? NW Philly

What schools did you consider? GFS, Miquon, Penn Charter, Perelman, CHA, Greene Street

What factors were most important to you? Location, Reputation, Teaching Philosophy, Teacher Quality

What first attracted you to the school? First and foremost we were attracted to the reputation for educational quality, particular the emphasis on teaching.  We also liked that the values-based education as well the quality of the non-academic programs.

What were the critical factors that led to your choice? In addition to the foregoing, our general impression was that GFS would be the most “neighborhoody” of the schools we were looking at (i.e. the highest concentratoin of students from NW Philly).

Did you relocate in order to choose this school? No

On the political spectrum, I consider myself to be liberal on a US scale, conservative on a Mt. Airy scale

Please share anything else about your experience We have been very happy at GFS.  The strengths that we identified when selecting it for our kids have proven out.  The teachers in particular have been great.  We are grateful that we have the ability to pay the tuition.

This is one parent’s opinion on why they chose Germantown Friends School. Help other parents–take five minutes to complete an anonymous survey to tell PSS and our readers about your school choice!

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