November 18, 2006
Germantown Friends is a fabulous school. Children become involved in specific activities at a young age, such as photography, Sign Language, working with disabled children, acting, and many creative activities like photoshop, woodshop, etc. In the later Lower School years (3,4,5 grades), children are paired up with partners that have disabilities, and things such as cerebral palsy. The children visit with each other, do art and crafts, and even put on play together! It really is a life-changing experience. The children have opportunities to expand their knowledge on these activities and many others as they get into Middle and Upper School, and some end up becoming involved in this after graduating, and even after college. In Middle School, children have oppurtunities to have partners with the neighboring school, Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. The kids learn sign language while making friends. Overall, wow. This school is amazing.
- submitted by a parent