Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12, coed school in Westport, CT

The Quantitative GFA Story

Founded in 1925

The 44-acre campus borders three ecosystems: a salt marsh, Audubon woodland, and the Long Island Sound

More than 700 students in grades PreK–12, from 23 towns in Fairfield and Westchester counties

8:1 Student/Teacher Ratio
Average class size: 15

 

18,000 square feet in our state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center, including a STEAM shop, a Global Studies Center, and a living roof

64 interscholastic athletic teams
3 Signature Programs spanning all grades: World Perspectives, STEAM, and Human Ecology and Sustainability

Roughly 370 steps from the MetroNorth Greens Farms station to campus



Getting Here

Students commute via car/carpool, van service, or the Metro-North train. The Greens Farms train station, which is at the foot of the campus, is a 5-minute walk to school. More than 200 students use Metro-North for transportation. We are also less than ¾ of a mile off Exit 18 from I-95. Learn more

HometownNumber of Students
Greens Farms/Westport155
Fairfield/Southport158
Darien130
Norwalk/Rowayton70
Weston/Wilton53
Greenwich54
Stamford31
Bridgeport18
New Canaan17
Shelton/Stratford/Trumbull11
Easton11
Ridgefield/Redding3
New York6
New Haven/West Haven3
Danbury1
Accreditations & Memberships
  • New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • CT Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
  • Fairchester Association and League

Faculty

Our students collaborate with teachers to develop their voices to effect change, to become lifelong learners who take ownership of their educations, and to have an instinct for self-reflection that builds character and drives improvement.

105 full-time
9 part time
3 counselors
12 Lower School Teaching Assistants

Diversity

GFA has a diverse, multicultural student body and faculty, representing a broad range of ethnic, racial, socio-economic, religious and international backgrounds. Students and faculty of color represent 23% of our student body and 25% of our faculty. Learn more

Philanthropy and Endowment

Like all independent schools, GFA relies on the generosity of parents and alumni to help fund current programs as well as endowment and new facilities. Every year, all members of the GFA community are asked to support Annual Giving. Tuition does not cover the full investment we make in each student, therefore we rely on Annual Giving to provide approximately 7% of the annual operating budget each year. From time to time, GFA conducts Capital Campaigns to secure funding to achieve major strategic objectives. For these critical priorities, we rely on the GFA community's philanthropic support of a capital campaign, in addition to their support of Annual Giving.

The endowment provides long term financial stability, serves as an indication of the stature and stability of the school, and is a measure of the school's ability to remain at the forefront of teaching innovation and excellence. The endowment as of Dec. 31, 2020 was $52.8 million. Learn more