Our first full week on campus was jam-packed with learning and happy faces! See highlights from the week here.
Take a moment to read personal essays, creative writing pieces, poems, and reflections from our community.
By Fran Denote
MS English, Director of Faculty Mentoring
Ask any faculty member at GFA what drew them to the school, and most often you’ll hear the word “community” somewhere in the reply. Many will agree that a visit to campus – even in the high-stakes context of a job interview – makes evident our shared value of community connectedness. Never has that value been more important as we embark upon a new sort of school year in a physically distanced, sterile setting.
By Stephanie Van Hatten
Upper School Counselor
Hello, GFA Community! I am thrilled to be joining as the new Upper School Counselor. I come to GFA from 12 years of crisis counseling in a nonprofit organization working with children and adolescents. I am a trained Dialectical Behavior Therapist, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I hold a Masters in Education and I am a Licensed Professor Counselor in CT as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NY.
GFA Mindfulness Expert Erin Thorkilsen shares an introductory practice with the Lower School.
By Michael Cavaliere
Taking pictures in infrared photography gives me the feeling of being in a black-and-white dream! When people look at an infrared photograph, it transports them — and I love to capture these moments!
Grade 4 shows the Lower Schoolers "The GFA Way" with respect to hand hygiene, mask-wearing, physical distancing and dismissal.
More learning, growing, and joy in week two on campus! See highlights from the week here.