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

Experience GFA

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Pursue your passions

You can be a scholar and an athlete and a musician and an artist. Conduct independent research with a faculty advisor, write a screen play.

Community built on trust

You won't find locks on our lockers.

Global awareness

Travel with your classmates to Sarapiqui Valley in Costa Rica to attend the World Leadership School, Skype with students in Suzhou, China, attend the Model UN conference in Berlin, spend a semester off-campus in the Bahamas.

Your voice matters.

Use it sitting at the Harkness table, making an announcement during Assembly, cheering at a basketball game, offering a dissenting opinion in a debate. Small class sizes encourage participation. No one is anonymous here.

Be a leader

Student Council, Peer Support, Judicial Council

Giving back

Tutor in Bridgeport, be a Horizons @ GFA volunteer, clear brush on the trails at the Audubon or ride in a Bike-a-thon for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. 

Beautiful campus

42 acres overlooking Long Island Sound, with a salt marsh, outdoor amphitheater, brand new athletic fields and tennis courts.

Easy to get to

Greens Farms Metro North train stop is only a 5-minute walk away.



Play a competitive sport, travel with the debate team or represent GFA as part of a Channel 12 “Challenge Team.” Exhibit your artwork in a juried show.

Master your music

Sing a capella, play a tuba, perfect an original composition in our digital music lab.


Learn to juggle, try "Improv," or act in a production in our Black Box Theater.

Visiting speakers and writers

Have lunch with Ophelia Dahl, sit in the library with Curtis Sittenfeld, share your writing with Da Chen, work with a master printmaker to perfect your design.

Be Tech-savvy

Use laptops and Smart boards, make podcasts, write blogs, use Skype and Twitter to communicate with school peers in other countries.

The food

Everyone gets hot lunch, and it's good, including veggies from our organic gardens.

Clubs and activities

Robotics and Math Team, Debate and Philosophy, Bloopers and Beachers, Year Book and Penumbra to name a few, always room for new and more.


Aquaculture Lab, Salt Marsh, Green Team, organic gardens, Eco Club, recycling, composting.

School traditions

Lower School Peace Games, homemade apple cider, Homecoming Bonfire, Puzzle Hunt, Gingerbread House contest, Alums vs. Faculty Basketball game, Pack the House, graduation under the wisteria, Bagpipes, Archeological Digs, Halloween Parade, Coffee Houses, Art Night.

School trips

Nature's Classroom, Alton Jones, Environmental Education Center, Camp Hazen, Government trip to Washington DC, outdoor challenge camp, American History tour through New England, Senior Wilderness Retreat and Block Island.

Preparation for life

You’ll be more than ready for college and beyond. 


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