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

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The Quantitative GFA Story

Founded in 1925

The 44-acre campus borders 3 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

65 interscholastic athletic teams
200 Upper School students showcase original research, writing, and art at the annual GFA Symposium

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

Hometown Number of Students
Fairfield/Southport 158
Greens Farms/Westport 155
Darien 130
Norwalk/Rowayton 70
Greenwich 54
Weston/Wilton 53
Stamford 31
Bridgeport 18
New Canaan 17
Shelton/Stratford/Trumbull 11
Easton 11
New York 6
Ridgefield/Redding 3
New Haven/West Haven 3
Danbury 1
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


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


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 22.3% 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 June 30, 2022 was $49.2 million. Learn more