Greens Farms Academy

An Independent Co-Ed Day School For Grades PreK-12

Expect Greatness At

Greens Farms Academy

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.

Quisque Pro Omnibus

Each for All


is at the heart of everything we do. The bonds we form strengthen, enrich, and inspire our community.

Pursue your passions

On the athletic field, in the lab, on stage, or at the Harkness table, discover hidden talents and explore new worlds.

Beyond the Classroom

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.

Inspiring a Life of Purpose

Academic Rigor

We cultivate a lifelong love of learning and encourage students to create their own academic path. Learn about our Signature Programs.

Unparalleled Faculty

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.

Globally Minded

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.

Happening at GFA


Nico Provo took home a bronze and a gold at this year's Cadet Pan-Am Games. Read about it on Dragon Nation!

GFA News

Valeria, Upper School Global Studies


Faculty Spotlight

Valeria Ibarcena, Global Studies Teacher

"You’re having all kinds of conversations with students and faculty about academic perspectives, political and civic opinions, issues that the students are going through, any number of things. Every day is different, but every day is deeply, deeply exciting in its own way."

Ibarcena is inspired by the collaborative and supportive environment her students bring to the classroom each day. Read More


Film Class

Faculty Spotlight

Sahar Al-Sawaf, Visual Arts Teaching Fellow

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

Above and Beyond

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

Carolyn Hale

Head of School

Bob Whelan

Great teachers and great schools see in each student more promise,
more greatness, than students often allow themselves to see. We do that work. We promise that we will know and love your kids. We provide them with a sense of connection, a foundation of trust and respect, that allows them to embrace challenges, to stretch themselves, to go out into the world with wonder, courage, and compassion.


If you want to see how tall a building is going to be, look at how deep the foundation is. Our foundation is deep. 

Bob Whelan


Jane Doe

Class of 2007

Ace Patterson
(AKA Call Me Ace)

His world is an open songbook. From the formative years at GFA to a job at Facebook, music weaves in and out of his life, tying each experience to the next. Rapper, marketer, family man, volunteer, mentor, Patterson sees music as a way not just to fuse together the different facets of his life, but to share them with others. Read more


Being able to push myself academically, as well as being provided with resources to help flesh out what I was called to do really became a training ground for where I am now.

Call Me Ace

Photo: Shot by Sig


John Smith

Class of 2016

Lauren Telesz

Being a teenager is all about being surrounded by your peers, it is a period of life where you are really figuring out who you are: navigating school, extracurriculars, friends, relationships, and social media. It’s a vulnerable time for anyone, but especially a teen with cancer.


I couldn’t have found a more kindhearted community than GFA. To this day, I still feel the unmistakable warmth and character of this school.

Lauren Telesz