Work @ GA
Germantown Academy is renowned as the oldest continuously operating non-sectarian day school in the United States. Since our founding, we have continually offered an unparalleled academic environment. We also hold that one of the greatest gifts every graduate receives from GA is a lifelong connection to an extraordinary community and unforgettable shared experiences.
The relationships, traditions, and events our students engage in with teachers, administrators, and staff during their years at GA are integral to their development as compassionate and confident individuals. These touchstones enable each constituent to add their own unique story to a 260-plus year narrative and to prove, every day, that anything is possible starting here
GA provides a host of different medical and dental insurance programs, flexible spending and health savings accounts, and vision plans to select from, for individuals and families.
A defined contribution retirement plan is offered for eligible employees through TIAA-CREF. GA will match the employee's contribution up to 5% of base salary during the first three years of employment.
GA's tuition remission policy - for those who qualify - includes full tuition from Kindergarten through 12th grade for a total of 2 children who qualify for admission and for whom space is available.
"The community is welcoming, warm, and intellectual. It is student-centered and mission-driven." - Dan Evans, Associate Director of College Counseling
"You're surrounded by quality people who care about our students and their passions." - Dr. Sherri Retif, MS Physical Education Teacher
"There is a caring community of colleagues and students here who embrace values similar to mine and who value arts education." - Jodi Bohr 1760, LS Music Teacher
"Engaging with students is important because sometimes the best learning takes place in the less structured casual moments." - Rod Thomas, Assistant Director, Roberts Library
"GA is a happy and ever changing environment and a very rewarding place to work." - Pat Terefenko, Accounting Manager
"The world needs our students - smart people who can empathize, who can think critically, and who can write clearly and concisely." - Dr. Michael Torrey, House Head Director, US English Teacher
A Commitment to Educational Excellence. There is an entrepreneurial spirit to try new ideas, programs, teaching methodologies, and course offerings. Support and encouragement by leadership provides opportunities for faculty and staff to pursue their passions to further engage students.
A Faculty Closely Attuned to the Way Children Acquire and Apply Knowledge. Germantown Academy faculty understands deeply how students of all ages think and learn, and relate to the world around them. The faculty and administration have developed an environment that is intentionally stimulating, supportive, collaborative, and challenging in ways that equip students with the skills and knowledge to mature into thoughtful, motivated individuals.
A Community that Fully Embraces Every Individual and Family. Germantown Academy’s culture of inclusiveness and its welcoming environment support the wellbeing and success of all members of the community. The close relationships formed between students, faculty, administration, and parents energize all aspects of the school, which creates a lasting connection to the institution.
72% of the faculty hold advanced degrees.
320 Faculty & Staff
7:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Germantown Academy employs more than 340 faculty and staff in full and part-time positions during the year. Members of our community hail from all over the country and overseas, and many move to the area to become a part of the GA family.
While some faculty and staff travel to GA from as far as Doylestown and Exton, a large majority arrive daily from Ambler, Fort Washington, Glenside, Lansdale, Norristown, North Wales, and Oreland, as well as sections of Philadelphia, including Mount Airy, Chestnut Hill, Germantown, and Roxborough.
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Faculty, staff and students from all over the area utilize the SEPTA regional rail and bus system to head to and from GA each day. The Lansdale/Doylestown train line is directly across the street from the school, and the bus stop is across the street from the train station. Train riders come from the city of Philadelphia to Doylestown and everywhere in between.
Germantown Academy believes that equal opportunity in all aspects of employment supports the mission of the school and the successful attainment of our strategic objectives. It is the policy of Germantown Academy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status, and to seek candidates who will further diversify our community. GA will take positive action to ensure fulfillment of this policy in all areas, including hiring, placement, promotion or transfer, recruitment, employment ads, salary and other compensation, and selection for training and development opportunities.
For more information about hiring policies and practices, contact Rachel Elwood, Director of Human Resources, 267-405-7222 or EMAIL.