As summer comes to a close, so do summer camps throughout Fairfield County — albeit many held in different ways due to COVID-19. For the first time, camps went virtual and faculties were faced with a great effort to incorporate fun activities through distance learning. The summer program at Horizons at GFA, and new Career Launch Program, was no stranger to these challenges and had made it their mission to make the camp experience as enjoyable and meaningful as the years before.
Take a moment to read personal essays, creative writing pieces, poems, and reflections from our community.
By Bob Whelan
Head of School
Over the last month, we have witnessed yet again how the nation’s long legacy of racism continues to damage and destroy the lives of Black and Brown people. We also have witnessed a vital and impassioned national conversation about inequality, racism, and the notable absence of a just and fair society for all.
By Shanelle Henry
Director of Equity and Inclusion
On June 19, in honor and recognition of the history of Juneteenth, I extended an invitation to Black alumni to gather in affinity and amplify their voices and concerns as Black alumni of GFA. The conversation was raw, painful, and revealed deep and long-held wounds. Paraphrasing Dr. King’s question (above), I asked the group: “What is it that GFA has failed to hear?”
Frontline Friday's celebrate GFA alumni on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis — doctors, nurses, essential workers, and all in between. Alumnus Chris Coleman ’95, Assistant Director at Darien’s Emergency Medical Service Post 53, shares how EMS has evolved in the age of coronavirus.
Frontline Friday's celebrate GFA alumni on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis. Brothers Imran Ali ’96 and Tariq Ali ’04 share their unique outlooks from their perspectives of a broadcast medical journalist and cardiovascular disease fellow.
By Shanelle Henry
Director of Equity & Inclusion
Not surprisingly, in recent weeks, the most common question I have been asked is, "How are you?" The second most common question has been, "What can I do?" I am always grateful to those who actively seek to do the hard internal work of becoming critically race-conscious.
GFA Concert Choir presents "Lean On Me", featuring 53 GFA Upper School students.
At the beginning of the 2019-20 school year, senior Callie Morgan decided to document her final year at GFA for her Advanced Arts Seminar Project. Little did the world know, she would be documenting a special, extremely different moment in time than anyone had expected. In this culminating project, she writes a video letter to the treasured Class of 2020.