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About This School

Germantown Academy is a private high school in Fort Washington. The principal of Germantown Academy is Mr James W Connor. 1,111 students go to Germantown Academy and identify primarily as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. The ratio of students to teachers at Germantown Academy is 8:1. Upper Dublin High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
Asian 9%
White, non-Hispanic 79%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 5%
Multiracial 5%
Hispanic 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    We weren t looking hard for a private school but signed up for a Germantown Academy tour and fell in love The mission statement says it all Independent in Thought Confident in Expression Compassionate in Spirit Collaborative in Action Honorable in Deed We admire and were impressed with the admissions process at GA it s very thorough with a keen eye for the individual talents and needs of the child. I don t know of any other school that invites the child for a full two-day visit. This is a crucial part of the process for all concerned. Most importantly your child gets to see if he/she will enjoy their peers teachers and atmosphere at GA. If your child is lucky enough to get a place snap it up! The students look you in the eye and say good morning the teachers are responsive to the individuality of every child and the parents are warm and caring. Above all we appreciate the positive energy and anticipation my son radiates as he climbs aboard the school bus at 7 20 a.m. GA is more than education it s a fulfilling and meaningful experience EVERY SINGLE DAY!~

  • (3 months ago)

    It has been the best decision of my life to send my child to GA. The staff and administration has help develop a fine young man socially and academically The entire GA community has welcomed our family and treated us as family.

  • (6 months ago)

    First off - take what you read here with a grain of salt -- those motivated to vent and complain do so with total abandon and those compelled to write overly-glowing praise do the opposite - it's all anonymous with no accountability. That said as a GA grad myself I have to mostly agree with things said by the parent below on 4/16/11. If you're a jock or a brain you've got built-in advantages -- if you're loaded even better. And the best? If you're a legacy. The caste system is alive and well everywhere to some degree but it's off the charts and on steroids at GA. Kids driving mercedes and BMWs at 16 double-standards for punishment favoring those with the right last name and an uber-competitive spirit that doesn't engender a lot of what kids ACTUALLY need between the ages of 12 and 18 nurturance respect acceptance. The teachers and administration are often not only aware of the harsh social environment they condone and elicit it in ways intentional and unintentional. Surely GA's culture's calcified this way over years and some parents literally want to pay for that. Kids who get hazed there have parents unaware of both GA and their own children themselves.

  • (7 months ago)

    It is not worth it at all. School administration is amazingly awful. It is just another average public school level.

  • (3 years ago)

    Upper School - Although the school has stellar academics there are many overly entitled competitive and mean spirited kids. Jocks and kids who party tend to fair better than other types. How does this differ from any other school you might ask? A) your child will probably have more social options assuming the student body is larger and B) you're not paying $27 000 per year for the experience. That being said the social climate is better in some grades versus others. If you are considering sending your teen here I would strongly advise you to have him/her visit for the day and pay close attention to the social dynamics which in my opinion is the school's biggest negative.

  • (3 years ago)

    I very much dislike this school since it does not have any good points. GA is the worst possible school to even think about. I would hate yes absolutely positively hate to go there.

  • (4 years ago)

    I was raised by two PhD professors who held high expectations for the schools I attended. Germantown Academy (which I attended from 6th-12th grade) was the seminal academic experience of my life setting the bar higher than could be matched by the colleges I subsequently attended. They delivered a rigorous academic experience nurturing faculty and opportunities to try your hand at any subject or skill you might want to pursue. The faculty were both my mentors and friends who encouraged me to pursue my dreams. This is an institution absolutely devoted to its students and to raising the next generations of leaders. Thank you GA! (My mother recently told me "I wish I had another kid so I could send them to GA.")

  • (5 years ago)

    This school was worth every penny! Both of my children attended 6-12. The teachers really understand and care about your child's success in the classroom and out. The expectation level is high and the work load is heavy but it really pays off in college. My oldest went to a top 20 LAC and has maintained a 4.0... an accomplishment never achieved at GA.

  • (9 years ago)

    This schools great and the teachers really know what is going on with the kids.

  • (9 years ago)

    We find the Germantown Academy Lower School be a warm and nuturing environment. Middle and Upper schools are far more competitive requiring a child with alot of fortitiude both academically and psychologically. Leaders thrive and are driven to excel.

  • (10 years ago)

    not actually aparent but a recent grad. best school ever. its a shame i didn't appreciate it more b/c the opportunities at GA are endless. if youve got the dough send your kids to GA. the teachers are excellent (some are better than others obviously) and the they really teach. by my senior year i was passionate about writing papers. how about that. seven kids from my grade (out of roughly 120) were accepted to penn early. we had quite a few harvards yales and many other kids get into exceptional schoolsi attended from 1st though 12th so i have a lot GA experience.

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