GFA’s education is innovative as well as traditional. It takes place in the classroom, in the ecosystems just outside our doors, and digitally across the globe. This is an extraordinary school where over time, students learn to take ownership of their education and to partner with teachers and fellow students in learning to think critically, collaborate, and communicate.
Each for All
is at the heart of everything we do. The bonds we form strengthen, enrich, and inspire our community.
A GFA education can take you anywhere: from the salt marsh in our back yard, to a trip abroad. Learning doesn't stop at the classroom door.
We cultivate a lifelong love of learning and encourage students to create their own academic path. Learn about our Signature Programs.
Our world-class faculty are dedicated to their craft, working in true partnership with students.
We ask our students to consider the world from the perspective of others. Empathy is our school-wide theme this year, and a priority at all times.
Our commitment to excellence — in academics, in character, and in life — is unparalleled. All our students have the potential for greatness.
GFA strives to create a diverse community that values the identities, perspectives, and experiences of all its members.
We empower our students to discover their place in the world and help them to become globally competent citizens engaged in building a sustainable future.
Mike Jarvis II joins GFA as head boys varsity basketball coach. (Photo credit: JC Ridley/Owlpix.com)Read More
VSahar Al-Sawaf has an incredible story to tell. It’s so important to her that as a filmmaker and animator she is inspired to tell it again and again in different ways. But it wasn’t always a story she felt comfortable telling. Read more
“One of my main focuses has been to encourage a more globalized, culturally immersive curriculum for my students — to teach not only the target language, but also the culture behind it."
Lower School Spanish teacher Eva Verduzco has made it her mission to approach her work differently. While she continues to teach the fundamentals of the language, she infuses class with a heavy dose of organic culture. Read More
Our College Guidance process is simple: we want to help our students discover the possibilities that await them outside these walls.
19 AP classes
3 Diploma Concentrations
$4.8M in scholarship offers
A drummer even in his GFA days, Charlie Hall's hard work has paid off. A member of the Grammy-winning band The War On Drugs, Hall shares his musical journey. Read more.
GFA has influenced my career path in just about every way imaginable. The encouragement [I got] had a profound effect on my confidence and my proactivity in bringing groups of people together.
Annie Chiappetta Allen has had a documentary film and television career that has taken her all over the world (like active war zones and inside the Pentagon) and allowed her to meet high-powered people from all walks of life (like both Clinton and Trump). Read more
I love being able to tell stories about people. I loved the idea that I could be in a position to teach people things they don’t already know.