Members of the GFA Quiz Team competed at the Yale Fall Academic Tournament this past Saturday. The team consisting of John Selkowitz '18, Willem Schuddeboom '19, Win Courtemanche '20, Quentin Conopask '20, and Karsten Rynearson '22 tied for fourth place out of 24 teams, also qualifying for one of the National Quiz Bowl competitions held next spring.
Theater-goers this fall can look forward to the GFA production of "Guys and Dolls." And not just for its classic songs and iconic characters — this production packs some bonus surprises.
Edward (Teddy) Gartland '17 and Kendall Roche '17 have been selected as 2018 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. The two have the chance to compete for one of 7,500 scholarships awarded in the spring.
GFA alumna Ingrid Backe '16 was a headliner on the girls lacrosse team during her time here, and is now earning accolades on the Colgate athletic fields.
Last year GFA made a cutting-edge decision to move the fifth grade to Middle School. Head of Middle School Drew Meyer recently reflected on the positive impact this had on the division, and shared his plans for even more improvements to look forward to this year.
GFA is proud to announce that four current Upper School students and one recent graduate were selected by Moffly Media as "10 Teens to Watch" in Fairfield County. This annual feature focuses on youth within the coverage area of each town-based magazine, and this year some of the magazines also identified the GFA faculty who have inspired them.
For the third time in as many years, a GFA student has won a top award in the Connecticut Bar Foundation essay contest. Rising senior Zach Reznikoff, of Easton, placed first in the 17th annual statewide James W. Cooper Fellows Quintin Johnstone Essay Contest.
Tom Barry has been monitoring the progress out on the athletic fields this summer, and through his blog brings us an update.
Among the many changes that the school community can look forward to when they return in the fall is a new plaque adorning the GFA walls, recognizing the school as a leader in environmental responsibility in its treatment of the grounds.
For the second time in as many years, the GFA girls lacrosse team has an All-American. Connecticut Lacrosse announced today that senior Kate Paliotta has made the US All-American team, joining Ingrid Backe '16 and Reid Berrien '04 as the only girls lax players to receive this distinction.
Eighty-three seniors marched down the Greens Farms Academy front lawn on Thursday, June 8, taking their first steps toward their next stage of life.
GFA scores another first this spring, with theater students receiving a total of 13 HALO Award nominations for Oklahoma! and The Laramie Project. And in this first year of participation in the HALOs, they came home with an award for Best Contemporary Play for The Laramie Project.
Each year we look forward to the PreK STEAM project, where in the past students have built a Snow Cone Machine and taken us on an Oyster Quest. But this year's project was shrouded in mystery.
When learning a new language, native English speakers will often explore this new territory through the lens of "here and now," swapping out the parts of a sentence word for word. But eventually they need to delve deeper to master the nuances of the language.
Rising junior Ethan Parker was one of 30 students nationwide selected this summer to serve as a U.S. Senate page in Washington, D.C. He will also stay in D.C. through the fall semester as one of 23 high school juniors attending the School of Ethics and Global Leadership.
The GFA girls lacrosse team finished one of its most successful seasons in the history of the program on Friday. The team, led by senior captains Kate Paliotta and Caroline Rintoul, finished 11-2, and made it to the FAA finals for the first time since 2004.
It was a weekend of success for our spring teams with girls lacrosse in the FAA finals for the first time in over a decade, Ultimate Frisbee winning state championships, and track and field getting a state win as well.
Greens Farms Academy announced this week that the 2017 commencement speaker will be Geoffrey Canada, the founder and president of the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ). Canada has worked with HCZ for more than 30 years, and is respected worldwide for his work with children and families. As a thought-leader and advocate for education reform, he has been recognized by Time magazine as one of its 100 most influential people (2011), and Fortune magazine as one of the 50 greatest leaders in the world (March 2014).
Due to limited sign-ups, the Komera Club has decided to postpone the Komera Run (set for Saturday, May 20) until next fall. Thanks to all who supported our bake sales this year, we were able to continue to fully fund our three Komera scholars (Olive, Solange, and Ruth) in their secondary and post-graduate education programs.
After participating in an examination of their written, oral, and listening comprehension skills, 28 of our students were nationally ranked in the annual Le Grand Concours, a French language contest.
History is going to be made this week at Greens Farms Academy when the first-ever girls golf team tees off for its first-ever competitive match against King.
A number of GFA writers have been acknowledged this spring for their masterful poetry and prose.
Twenty-seven of our fifth graders enrolled in the Noetic Learning Math Contest this April, resulting in national distinction for our team and the individual competitors.
Need an end of the week pick me up? Check out one of the largest online conferences for and by students. The Catalyst Conference presents hundreds of student projects designed to spark change in local communities. These interactive, multimedia projects are the culmination of weeks of work in Global Online Academy and on-campus classes. Conference attendees are invited to learn, interact, and share stories with our student presenters.
Throughout the last few months, our Upper School science and research students were honored as their hard work was recognized by the scientific community at a number of regional events.
April is a month when our schedule is in full bloom with activities ranging from academics, to the arts, to athletics. Here are just a few of the events you can add to your calendar:
GFA's annual AP Portfolio Art show will be April 17-20 in the McGrath Gallery. There will be a closing reception with refreshments and live music on Thursday, April 20, from 4:30-6:30 PM.
The GFA Theatre Board presents "The Laramie Project" as its spring play. The performance dates are Thursday, April 20, 7:30 PM; Friday, April 21, 6:00 PM; Saturday, April 22, 4:00 PM. Following the Friday and Saturday performances, there will be a moderated panel discussion featuring experts on hate crimes and members of the LGBTQ community. (Intended for mature audiences only.)
Greens Farms Academy is offering a Spring Speaker Series in April, designed to provide parents with guidance on how to inspire and motivate their children.
Last month the Town of Westport Planning and Zoning Board approved three separate projects on the Greens Farms Academy campus: a parking renovation/expansion, new athletic fields, and a small addition/renovation to the maintenance building.