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Notes for Prospective Students
Greens Farms Academy is an independent, coeducational, PreK-12 day
school that guides 650 hard-working, inquisitive students through a
rigorous academic experience.
What sets GFA apart is the wide
variety of elective opportunities in the fine arts, performing
arts, competitive athletics, and community service, which deeply
enhance the school’s strong traditional course of study.
diverse student population comes to GFA from more than 30
communities in lower Fairfield County via car/carpool, GFA van, or
The school is housed in a former Vanderbilt
family estate overlooking Long Island Sound in the Greens Farms
section of Westport.
This idyllic campus borders three
ecosystems--a salt marsh, Audubon woodlands, and the Long Island
Sound--giving students abundant opportunities for learning in the
Though GFA is steeped in tradition, with
its high stone walls, brick courtyard and English garden, our
students experience a variety of teaching styles and innovative
In the Lower School, small groups of eager students learn
in a hands-on environment, while the new Environmental Science lab
and Performing Arts wing serve students in all three divisions.
Last year, our Middle School students entered an expanded world of
learning in their new Middle School wing, assuming leadership roles
in state-of the-art classrooms, utilizing distance learning
technology and participating in community-service learning
Similarly, students in the Upper School also helped
inaugurate new seminar-style classrooms, where they develop
confidence, leadership, and critical thinking skills through
They may choose elective courses in their areas of
interest but can also follow a traditional AP route.
students in the Middle and Upper School take part in extended,
overnight field trips, such as the sophomore schooner trip, where
they may actually find themselves standing the solitary night
The visionary renovation and expansion of our academic
facilities has provided state-of-the art teaching spaces for all
Upcoming improvements include reconfigured and
expanded athletic fields and tennis courts, a new squash and
fitness center and a fixed-seat auditorium.
distinguish themselves in the arts, winning state and national
recognition for their work in photography, video, and the fine
Their teachers in these areas are all working artists in
their own right.
GFA athletes are solid contenders in the
Fairchester League of Independent Schools who regularly receive
recognition as Athletes of the Week.
Our highly skilled
scholar-athletes are sought after by the best colleges and
Our graduates consistently attribute their success to
the close student-teacher relationships, academic confidence, and
good habits of mind they developed at Greens Farms Academy.
take with them into the world a sense of the school's motto:
Quisque Pro Omnibus, Each for All.
Families are invited to tour
GFA, and meet with faculty, coaches and students at our fall Open
House on Sunday, October 26th 2008, beginning at 1:00 pm.
reservations are required and families are welcome.
information, or to request Application materials, please visit our
Need-based financial aid is available to