Greens Farms Academy

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

The Quantitative GFA Story

Founded in 1925

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

715 students in grades PreK–12, from 23 towns in Fairfield and Westchester counties

8:1 Student/Teacher Ratio
Average class size:
14 – 16

 

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

    Affordability

    Many people begin their research about independent schools by looking at the tuition figures. As a school who values community, we work very hard to make GFA affordable: 100 of the 715 students receive a financial grant, and the average grant is $32,000. Learn more about our tuition and financial aid.

    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
    2 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 16% of our student body and 17% 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 May 2018 was $44,024,718. Learn more