As middle schoolers gear up for the Middle School Science Expo that takes place at the end of April, each grade has been tasked with exploring and researching different content areas. In Grade 5 the students have been learning about ecosystems, adaptations, evolution, and climate change. They have been challenged to explore their local ecosystem, and the ways in which they discover through research, that climate change has and will affect the local area. The added challenge has been to work through this project using the lens of their own emotional experiences while exploring outdoors.
Take a moment to read personal essays, creative writing pieces, poems, and reflections from our community.
It’s no secret that GFA values the identities, perspectives, and experiences of all its members, while also developing lifelong learners who take ownership of their education. For Melissa Spencer Barnes ’02, GFA did both of these and more.
The Seniors vs. Faculty Basketball Game is a time-honored tradition in which GFA seniors get to face off against their teachers, GFA staff members, and school administrators. The game took place on Friday, March 10, 2023.
Third grade has been quite busy with the arrival of several baby chickens! When the first two chicks hatched over Presidents Day Weekend, the third graders returned to an egg-citing surprise.
February 24 marked the 100th day of school for our lower schoolers! Check out our video-slideshow of the parade here.
Liyana Asaria-Issa ‘23 was named a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship program. This past September, four additional GFA seniors were honored as Merit Scholar Commended Students, who "demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," according to a National Merit Scholarship spokesperson.
The PreKindergarteners have been engaged in seed-to-table learning throughout the fall and winter.
Bill Robinson from Robinsons Wildlife brought in several raptors, including a red tailed hawk, turkey vulture, barred owl, barn owl, falcon, and two reptiles.