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.
Congratulations to Sarah Klein '18, who was recently awarded a silver medal in the National Scholastic Art & Writing competition for her photograph titled: "Clare Reflection."
This year's Middle School production of the musical Xanadu Jr. brought an early '80s flair to our Performing Arts Center on March 3 and 4. An adaptation of the 1980 cult classic film, the musical tells the story of Sonny Malone, played by Jed Morgan, a tortured artist who strives to achieve his ultimate dream of opening a roller disco. Along the way, he enlists the help of his friend, played by Alex Yuen, and magical muses, played by Allie Farber, Nancy Duer, and Alden Lineberger. The performances of more than 40 cast members were supplemented by beautiful sets and nostalgic costumes.
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.
On their way to next month's National History Bee and Bowl Tournament in Washington, D.C., the GFA Quiz Team took on other Connecticut schools in the regional tournament last weekend.
They breezed past Berwick Academy (Maine) in the first round of New Englands Wednesday (93-74), and now the boys basketball team will move on to the semi-final round, taking on Hamden Hall here at home Saturday, March 4, at 2:00PM. The finals are Sunday, March 5. GFA's fencing team also finishes its season this weekend with States at Hopkins on Saturday, starting at 9:00AM.
Six GFA choral students will be performing on the Carnegie Hall stage April 9, as part of the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) concert series "Total Vocal."
PLEASE NOTE: The IMAGES concert has been postponed. Once it has been rescheduled, we will update the school calendar.
Christopher Glynn, a senior at Greens Farms Academy, has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. The National Merit Scholarship program awards consistently high academic achievement of students in grades 9-12 who are top scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT.
The Greens Farms Concert Choir & Community Service Board invite the community to the 27th annual Harmony for the Homeless, Saturday, February 25, 7:30-9PM (snow date February 26 at 3:00PM). This year's theme will be "The Best of Disney."
Greens Farms Academy invites the community to hear best-selling author Nancy Jo Sales as she leads a discussion on: "Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers." This event will take place Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the GFA Dining Hall.
A month ago, Equinox was looking for a new face to represent their #CommitToSomething ad campaign. They found the the Youtube video made at GFA TedX a few years ago, and got in touch with Rashad Nimr '13. In a matter of week, they shot and produced a new video with Nimr, which is now part of their campaign: Take a look!
This year's Martin Luther King, Jr. assembly was especially powerful, as we were inspired by the voices of our students from all three divisions, and from guest speaker Joshua Bennett, a spoken-word poet.
We love events that bring together different groups from our community, and Lower School STEAM Night does just that. Designed by the Lower School faculty, the second annual STEAM Night invited students and parents to come together for one night of smart fun.
Tickets for the GFA Middle School production of Xanadu, Jr. are on sale now! According to Xanadu, Jr. director Walker Anderson, it has everything: "Singing, dancing, leg-warmers, power ballads, confetti, and, for some reason, Greek Gods. GFA's finest Middle School actors are ready to entertain and astonish you."
In its December newsletter, Global Online Academy highlighted the work of GFA senior Daniel Tepler as a part of its feature on the value of personal and personalized education.
This week GFA welcomed guest speaker Joshua Bennett to the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly. Bennett inspired the community with his beautiful spoken-word poetry and with stories about his life. In addition, students from all three divisions shared writing, artwork, and songs to demonstrate what Dr. King's message means to them.
For the seventh straight year, the GFA Quiz Team qualified to send at least one varsity team to represent Connecticut at the National History Bowl/Bee in Washington, D.C., in April. In addition, this year a GFA JV team also made the Nationals cut.
Come on over to Pack the House on Friday! Watch our basketball teams take on rivals, and cheer for our wrestlers as they battle Staples High School for the "Town Crown." GFA students will be taking donations at the door to benefit Circle of Care.
GFA received national recognition from Save the Children this week as a part of the organization's Every Last Child Challenge. The school received the National Champion for Children Award in honor of the school's fall fundraising efforts, totaling $2,701.50.
During the winter break, two GFA students and a faculty member traveled to New York City to take part in the KenKen International Championship. Two of them finished in the top 10.
The Greens Farms Academy boys and girls basketball team swept the team championships in the first-ever GFA Holiday Invitational.
The fifth annual GFA Quiz Tournament (GFAQT), a fun and community-wide fundraiser to assist the GFA Quiz Team, will be held on Saturday, January 28, from 1:00-4:00PM.
Friday and Saturday the GFA boys and girls basketball teams will host eight other teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and New York for the first-ever Greens Farms Academy Holiday Invitational.
When the Zombie Apocalypse happens, who will you have on your team? That's a question that Tamar Cunha, Upper School science teacher and coordinator of Upper School Sustainability, has grappled with for some time. As the fall 2016 Von Kohorn Faculty Speaker, Cunha shared her thoughts about what goes into this kind of decision.
While a student at GFA, Clay Garner '13 had clearly demonstrated not just an aptitude for, but a complete understanding of the Chinese language and culture. In fact, for many here at GFA, "Clay Garner" is synonymous with Mandarin studies. This could be because as a student here, he (performing as "Gaoshon") rose to Chinese pop music stardom when his YouTube videos — with original songs and covers composed in Mandarin — went viral.
Clare Sackler '03 grew up in a household that knew film. But it wasn't until Paul Shapiro's video class at GFA that the passion ignited, specifically with her first documentary, which was about long-time GFA Latin teacher Joe Roll. Sackler is now a filmmaker living in San Francisco. One of her shorts — Humpty — made the run through film festivals and currently airs on PBS in a program called "Film School Shorts." She has a feature film in development.
Welcome to Dragon Nation. This new athletics blog is a place devoted to all things Greens Farms Academy athletics. We are here for you — the Dragons who not only call GFA home today, but those of you who will join our ranks in the future, and those of you who are a part of our past.
In the middle school years, it's tempting to focus on oneself to the exclusion of the bigger picture. As a response, GFA faculty look for ways to help students see themselves in a larger context, outside of their natural group of friends. This summer, Middle School officials decided that one way to foster a broader sense of community would be to institute a "House" system. Think Harry Potter and the four houses of Hogwarts.