Greens Farms Academy

An Independent Co-Ed Day School For Grades PreK-12

Expect Greatness At

Greens Farms Academy

GFA’s education is innovative as well as traditional. It takes place in the classroom, in the ecosystems just outside our doors, and digitally across the globe. This is an extraordinary school where over time, students learn to take ownership of their education and to partner with teachers and fellow students in learning to think critically, collaborate, and communicate.

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Each for All

Partnership

is at the heart of everything we do. Together, we build incredible programs that strengthen, enrich, and inspire our community.

Pursue your passions

Whether it's on the athletic field, in the lab, on stage, or at the Harkness table, students can discover hidden talents, explore new worlds. and gain the confidence to take risks.

Beyond the Classroom

A GFA education can take you anywhere: from the salt marsh in our back yard, to a trip abroad to better understand world culture and history. Learning doesn't stop at the classroom door.

Inspiring a Life of Purpose

Academic Rigor

We cultivate a lifelong love of learning and encourage students to create their own academic path. Learn more about how our innovative Signature Programs inspire curiosity and creativity.

Unparalleled Faculty

Our world-class faculty are dedicated to their craft, working in true partnership with students. Small class sizes allow our faculty to truly know and care for each student.

Integrity

It's a school where you can go as far as you want, but you're expected to support your classmates, be kind, respect everyone's right to learn, and take responsibility for yourself and your school.

Empathy

We ask our students to consider the world from the perspective of others. Empathy is our school-wide theme this year, and a priority at all times.

Excellence

Our commitment to excellence — in academics, in character, and in life — is unparalleled. We set the bar high, and believe all our students have the potential for greatness.

Inclusion

GFA strives to create a diverse community that values the identities, perspectives, and experiences of all its members.

Globally Minded

We empower our students to discover their place in the world and help them to become globally competent citizens engaged in building a sustainable future.

Happening at GFA

Spotlight

Four current Upper School students and one recent graduate were selected by Moffly Media as "10 Teens to Watch" in Fairfield County, and the faculty who have inspired them. Read More

GFA News

Example Faculty Member

Faculty Spotlight

Victor Llanque Zonta, Director of Global Education

“What is global education? My answer has always been: ‘Let’s talk about it.’”

It’s hard to think about GFA’s World Perspectives Program without also thinking of the program head, Dr. Victor Llanque Zonta, Director of Global Education. While he didn’t create it, he has taken what has always been a solid program and guided its evolution into a ground-breaking approach to teaching global topics. Read more

Example Teacher Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight

Jackie Tran, Sustainability Coordinator

Ms. Tran knew she wanted to teach, but she didn't want to be a traditional classroom science teacher. She had so much training in experiential learning — particularly in making connections through gardening — and she wanted to continue with that. "I want the kids to know how they're impacting the environment and give them the skills and knowledge to understand that everything is connected," she explained. Read more

Above and Beyond

Our College Guidance process is simple: we want to help our students discover the possibilities that await them outside these walls.

19 AP classes

100%

of 2017 graduates were college bound

$4.8M in scholarship offers

Jane Doe

Class of 2008

Meredith Koch

The day before her 25th birthday, she had no way of guessing that her life was about to change forever.

"It's going to take time, but I will be independent, I will be happy, I will be OK, and that has been the driving force."

There's not a single person on this planet you cannot connect with in some way shape or form. Try to visualize the world through someone else's eyes.


John Smith

Class of 2001

North Shutsharawan

Born in Bangkok, Shutsharawan grew up in Norwalk.

When his family moved here from Thailand, they found cooking was a way that they were able to hang on to a part of their tradition.

We want to provide customers with something that’s clean, refreshing and a good value.


Carolyn Hale

Class of 1996

Charlie Schilling

Schilling started out in investment banking. Market crashes resulted in sudden unemployment, forcing him to figure out something else.

And he did. He saw these challenging experiences as opportunities in disguise.

The interdisciplinary skills that I know every student is getting at Greens Farms are so important.