The GFA community of 715 students and 180 faculty and staff arrive at school using a variety of transportation options. GFA works hard to ensure that our community is accessible to families from towns all around the Fairfield/Westchester area.
In an effort to increase access via community stops, GFA has created a comprehensive system of bus/van routes. There are four community-stop routes: Bridgeport/Fairfield, Wilton/Weston, Greenwich/Stamford/New Canaan, and Stamford/Darien/Norwalk. Specific details will be made available at the time of registration. We anticipate the cost for round-trip bus route to be $3,300 and one-way $1,700. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please continue to check this page for registration updates.
Over 200 students take the Metro-North train to GFA, and it is a large part of the culture of the school. The Greens Farms Metro-North train station is at the edge of the campus. A group of 200 students (generally middle and upper school kids and their younger siblings) arrive at the same time in the morning and walk to campus together. In the afternoon, students walk to the train in smaller groups. For that reason, GFA posts a security officer at the edge of the campus to ensure safe access to the train station.
Parents of younger students may consider a “train-pool” in which parents take turns escorting younger children to school using the train.
The car drop-off line is also part of our community culture. Students are greeted by administrators and staff, and parents can move through the drop-off line and be on their way quickly. Parents can access the names of families in your neighborhood through our online directory to create carpools.
My kids actually prefer taking the train! They don’t want to miss out on what is going on — it’s very social — and it also gives them extra time to do homework. Taking the train has been a great option for our family.Darien parent
Lower School families have arranged "train pools". Parents from the same area take turns escorting a group of Lower School students on the train. Siblings also ride the train together.
I love taking the train — it gives me a chance to hang out with my friends before the school day begins and it is so cool when we're all walking up to the school together in a big group.Greenwich Student