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 25% of our student body and 25% of our faculty. Learn more

Philanthropy at GFA

The GFA Fund is GFA’s annual immediate-use fund that allows for the strategic deployment of resources — where and when they are needed most — and enhances the school’s capacity to address emerging opportunities. We ask all parents to support the Fund as their first philanthropic priority. Through the collective power of many gifts, the GFA Fund raises more than $2.5 million each year. The GFA Fund impacts our students, staff, and faculty members every day. An important gauge of institutional strength, the Fund supports the core components of the GFA experience. This resource is powerful in its immediacy, and it must be replenished every year to sustain our programs and fulfill the school’s mission. The GFA Fund is the primary means for all parents, alumni, grandparents, and friends to help sustain the distinctive features that make GFA special. In 2021, the Board of Trustees approved a new Strategic Direction: Lives of Purpose, which will serve as the foundation for a comprehensive fundraising campaign focused on new and expanded facilities and growing the school's endowment. The campaign will be launched publicly in conjunction with GFA’s centennial in 2025. Learn more