Greens Farms Academy

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

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We look forward to getting to know your family and hope to make the process as easy as possible. The application process is a personalized one and your child is at the heart of this work. Talking with a member of the admission team will allow you to learn more about our school.

For your convenience, we have listed here the application steps. While we have listed in an order, some families choose to complete these steps in an order that is more convenient for them. Please submit all this material by January 12, 2018.

Follow These Steps to Apply to GFA

Apply

Complete the application for admission Part 1 and pay the application fee of $75.00. Families who will apply for financial aid are not obligated to pay the application fee. During the process, you may want to return to your account and review your application checklist.

Pre-Kindergarten applicants must be four years old by September 1 of the year they would enroll. Kindergarten applicants must be five years old by September 1 of the year they would enroll and in the Lower School.

Schedule Interview and Tour

Lower School: Contact the admission office at 203-256-7514 to arrange an interview — parent only. Students do not visit at this time.

Middle and Upper School: Contact the admission office at 203-256-7514 to arrange an interview and tour for your child and one or both parents. The interview should be completed before coming for a Class Visit Day.

Forms to Be Submitted

Lower School

Click the Forms button below to:

  • Print out the teacher recommendations, sign, and give to your student’s teachers. If your school does not provide teacher recommendations, you may submit an Extracurricular Recommendation form from a coach, music instructor or another adult who knows your child.
  • Complete the Parent Statement.

Lower School Forms

Lower School Checklist


Middle School

Click the Forms button below to:

  • Print out the teacher recommendations and release forms, sign, and give to your student’s teachers (the current math and English teacher, along with the guidance counselor or principal — this form is called the Transcript/Transcript Release form). If you wish, or if your school does not provide teacher recommendations, you may submit an Extracurricular Recommendation form from a coach, music instructor or another adult who knows your child.
  • Complete the Student and Parent Statement.

Candidates for Grades 5–8 must submit an English or History writing sample from the current school year (the writing sample does not need to be graded). Writing samples should be emailed to admission@gfacademy.org.

MIDDLE SCHOOL FORMS

Middle School Checklist


Upper School

Click the Forms button below to:

  • Print out the teacher recommendations and release forms, sign, and give to your student’s teachers (the current math and English teacher, along with the guidance counselor or principal — this form is called the Transcript/Transcript Release form). If you wish, or if your school does not provide teacher recommendations, you may submit an Extracurricular Recommendation form from a coach, music instructor or another adult who knows your child.
  • Complete the Student and Parent Statement.
  • Candidates for Grades 9–12 must submit a teacher-graded English or History paper. Writing samples should be emailed to admission@gfacademy.org.

Upper School Forms

Upper School Checklist


Teacher Recommendation Forms

After November 1, email the Teacher Recommendation Form to the student's teacher(s). Instructions are available once you have set-up an account. Applicants for Grade Six may have the same teacher for both Math and English. This teacher should complete both forms. If the applicant is attending a school where teachers are not permitted to complete Recommendation Forms, at least one Extracurricular Recommendation Form must be emailed to admission@gfacademy.org or mailed to: Greens Farms Academy, Admission Office, P.O. Box 998, Greens Farms, CT 06838.

Transcript and Transcript Release Form

After November 1, email the signed Transcript Release Form to the appropriate school administrator. This authorizes the school to send GFA an official transcript, copies of current grades, comments and any standardized test scores. Current fall grades and comments should be submitted when available to: admission@gfacademy.org or mailed to Greens Farms Academy, Admission Office, P.O. Box 998, Greens Farms, CT 06838.

Testing and Assessment

Lower School

For Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten applicants, a developmental readiness assessment called the Gesell is administered one-on-one during the morning hours of Monday–Thursday from mid-November – January 12. Your child will meet with a faculty member for approximately 45 minutes while you are welcome to wait in the Admission Reception Room. In order to schedule the Gesell, you must submit Part 1 of the online Application. Click here to schedule an appointment through PickATime.

If your child is an applicant to Pre-Kindergarten,
your child will be invited to one of the following dates for a Pre-Kindergarten Play Day from 10:15-11:15AM:

  • Tuesday, January 9
  • Wednesday, January 10
  • Thursday, January 11
  • Friday, January 12- snow date

Your child will visit in the PreK classroom with several teachers and a small group of candidates. Parents are invited to stay for a coffee. The Admission office will send an email communicating the visit date that has been assigned to your child a couple of weeks before the observation screening.

If your child is an applicant to Kindergarten, applicants will be assigned a time to attend the Kindergarten Play Day which are one hour sessions that run throughout the morning on Saturday, February 3 (snow date of Saturday, February 10). Your child will visit in a classroom with several teachers and a small group of candidates. Parents are invited to stay for a coffee. The Admission office will send an email communicating the visit time that has been assigned to your child a couple of weeks before the observation screening.

All students applying for grades 1–4 are required to attend the Grades 1–4 Visit Morning on Saturday, January 20 (with a snow date of Saturday, January 27). The morning will run from 9–11:00AM and will consist of a classroom visit and assessment. The applicants will be in the classroom with other candidates applying to their grade level and will be working with our classroom teachers. The applicants will also take part in a morning meeting and group activities before beginning their assessment work in language arts and mathematical concepts.

Middle and Upper School

ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) or SSAT testing must be completed and submitted by January 12, 2018.

GFA ISEE Code: 070915

GFA SSAT Code: 3556

Inclement Weather
Refer to the GFA website for school delay/closing information.

Class Visits (Grades 5-11)


Middle and Upper School

Middle students must attend a Class Visit Day. Upper school students are welcome, but not required to attend a Class Visit Day.

Schedule a Middle School Visit

Schedule an Upper School Visit

Financial Aid

For families applying for financial aid, the financial aid application must be submitted by January 12, 2018.

Financial aid application

How to Reach the GFA Admission Office

Phone
203-256-7514


Mailing address
GFA, Admission Office
P.O. Box 998
Greens Farms, CT 06838-0998


FED EX mailing address
GFA, Admission Office
35 Beachside Ave.
Greens Farms, CT 06838


Email: admission@gfacademy.org


NOTE: When submitting material, please email whenever possible. If you mail a hard copy, please do not also submit electronically.