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.

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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

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


Example Teacher Spotlight

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

Jane Doe

Class of 1992

Charlie Hall

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.

Charlie Hall

Carolyn Hale

Class of 1998

Annie C. Allen

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.

Annie Chiappetta Allen

John Smith

Class of 2001

North Shutsharawan

Born in Bangkok, Shutsharawan grew up in Norwalk.

When his family moved here from Thailand, they found cooking was a way that they were able to hang on to a part of their tradition.

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