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