An independent co-ed day school for grades Pre K-12

About GFA

GFA engages students as partners in an innovative, inclusive, and globally minded community to prepare them for a life of purpose. 
History and Location

Founded in 1925, Greens Farms Academy is situated on a former Vanderbilt estate in the Greens Farms section of Westport, CT. The 42-acre campus borders three ecosystems: a salt marsh, Audubon woodland, and the Long Island Sound.


715 Students
   Lower School: 170 
   Middle School: 227 
   Upper School: 318

Student/Teacher Ratio: LS–8:1 MS/US–7:1

Average class size: 14-16


113 full-time, 11 part-time, and 14 Lower School Teaching Assistants

Faculty of color: 17%

Faculty degrees: 45 B.A.s, 84 M.A.s, and 9 Ph.D.s

Affordability/Financial Aid

Tuition 2016-17

PreK $28,000*
Grades K-4 $38,610*
Middle School $40,540**
Upper School $42,770**
*Includes lunch, class trips, and instructional materials
**Includes lunch and class trips, but not books and laptops. 

Greens Farms is committed to need-based financial aid. For 2016-2017
, $2.8 million was awarded to 14% of the student body. Financial Aid applications are due 

January 13, 2017. Families are invited to attend a Financial Aid Affordability Workshop on December 6, 2016.

Philanthropy/Endowment/Capital Campaign

Like all independent schools, GFA relies on the generosity of parents and alumni to help fund current programs as well as endowment and new facilities. Every year, all members of the GFA community are asked to support Annual Giving. Tuition does not cover the full investment we make in each student, therefore we rely on Annual Giving to provide approximately 7% of the annual operating budget each year. From time to time, GFA conducts Capital Campaigns to secure funding to achieve major strategic objectives. For these critical priorities, we rely on the GFA community's philanthropic support of a capital campaign, in addition to their support of Annual Giving.

The endowment provides long term financial stability, serves as an indication of the stature and stability of the school, and is a measure of the school's ability to remain at the forefront of teaching innovation and excellence. The endowment as of June 30, 2016 was $35,518,734.


Students commute via car/carpool, van service, or the Metro-North train. The Greens Farms train station, which is at the foot of the campus, is a 5-minute walk to school. More than 175 students use Metro-North for transportation.


GFA has a diverse, multi-cultural student body and faculty, representing a broad range of ethnic, racial, socio-economic, religious and international backgrounds. Students and faculty of color represent 18.2% of our student body and 17% of our faculty.

Students' Hometowns Number of Students
Greens Farms/Westport 161
Fairfield/Southport 158
Darien 111
Norwalk/Rowayton 73
Weston/Wilton 53
Greenwich 46
Stamford 31
Bridgeport 22
New Canaan 19
Shelton/Stratford/Trumbull 13
Easton 10
Ridgefield 7
New York 6
New Haven/West Haven 3
Danbury 1
School Accreditations and Memberships

New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) 
CT Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) 
Fairchester Association and League

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