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The Discoverers: Joseph Rotella, Computer Programming

When freshman Joseph Rotella talks about his fascination with computer programming, it’s easy to sense his quiet intensity as he thoughtfully explains his reasons. But what takes a while to discern is that he also has a big heart — for helping his peers learn how to control computers, too.

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A Conversation About Religion on February 7

January 30, 2017

Religious leaders from the Muslim, Christian and Jewish faiths will be discussing current issues, their spiritual communities and paths toward peaceful resolution of conflicts in today’s world.

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AFS Winter Spirit Day – Calling the MOB!

Event Date: January 31, 2017

Come out for an afternoon of cheer and fun in the stands on Tuesday, January 31. Show your Roo pride and wear blue and white as we cheer on our Upper School Basketball teams!

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The Discoverers: Jayne Pardys, History

For Jayne Pardys, a passion for history arose all of a sudden last year when a course she was taking during her junior year on “Philadelphia History” led her to a project that hit very close to home. She created a prize-winning documentary on the role that the Germantown Jewish Centre played in halting white flight in the early 1960s and promoting the successful racial integration of West Mt. Airy.

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The Discoverers: Christina Juste, Science

When junior Christina Juste is sitting at her desk in her honors biology or AP chemistry classes, she often has a super focused look on her face. That’s because she’s consuming all the information she can. “I have a lot of questions,” she said. “And I feel like science is a good way to get my answers.”

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The Discoverers: Saria Rosenhaj, Poetry

As a little girl, Saria Rosenhaj would make up stories as she walked through the woods with her cousin. They had made a deal that as long as she was talking, he would keep walking. But it wasn’t until ninth grade, when Saria discovered the power of poetry, that her conversations turned inward, creating characters and storylines that helped her make sense of her experiences.

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