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Germantown Academy

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Germantown Academy, originally named the Germantown Union School, is the oldest nonsectarian day school in the United States of America and was founded on December 6, 1759. Germantown Academy is now a K-12 school in the Philadelphia suburb of Fort Washington, having moved from its original Germantown campus in 1965. The original campus, known as the Old Germantown Academy and Headmasters' Houses, is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The school shares the oldest continuous football rivalry with the William Penn Charter School, which celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2006. For the 2008-2009 school year 1,122 students are registered as matriculating (592 male students and 530 female students) with 250 faculty and staff employed by the institution. The Academy plans to undergo a complete reconstruction during the 2010-2011 school year, the year after its 250th anniversary.


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