Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12, coed school in Westport, CT

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We look forward to getting to know your family! The application process is a personalized one and your child is at the heart of this work. We hope to make the process as easy as possible.

Application Steps

All forms should be submitted via the Standard Application Online (SAO). Completing and submitting the Student Profile only takes a few minutes; you may return to your SAO account at any time to complete the additional parts of the application.

If you have any questions about the SAO online application, you can reach the SAO team at 609-683-4440, or the GFA admission office at 203-256-7514.

Please submit all materials by January 17, 2020.

Lower School: Early Learning (Grades PreK-1)

  1. Create SAO account and begin application by completing Student Profile
  2. Complete Application and $75 fee*
  3. Parent Visit to GFA
  4. Parent Evaluation
  5. Student Evaluation (after November 1)
    • If your child's school does not provide a Student Evaluation, submit a Personal Recommendation.
  6. Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation (after November 1)
    • If your child's school does not provide a Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation, submit a Personal Recommendation.
  7. On-campus Gesell developmental testing (PreK and K only)
  8. Attend Play Day on Saturday, February 1 (Parent Visit to GFA required first)

*For families applying for financial aid, please contact the Admission office for a fee waiver. Financial aid is not available for PreK applicants.

PreK applicants must be four years old by September 1 of the year they would enroll.  Kindergarten applicants must be five years old by September 1 of the year they would enroll.

Click here for a PDF checklist.

Lower School: Elementary Education (Grades 2-4)

  1. Create SAO account and begin application by completing Student Profile
  2. Complete Application and $75 fee*
  3. Parent Visit
  4. Parent Evaluation
  5. Student Evaluation (after November 1)
    • If your child's school does not provide a Student Evaluation, submit a Personal Recommendation.
  6. Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation (after November 1)
    • If your child's school does not provide a Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation, submit a Personal Recommendation.
  7. Attend Play Day
    • Play Days occur on weekday mornings. Your child will be invited to attend a Play Day after the Parent Visit.

*For families applying for financial aid, please contact the Admission office for a fee waiver.

Click here for a PDF checklist.

Middle School (Grades 5-8)

  1. Create SAO account and begin application by completing Student Profile.
  2. Complete Application and $75 fee*
  3. Student and Parent Interview and Tour 
  4. Math and English Recommendations (after November 1)
    • If your child's school does not provide teacher recommendations, submit a Personal Recommendation.
  5. Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation (after November 1)
    • If your child's school does not provide a Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation, submit a Personal Recommendation.
  6. Student Essays
  7. Parent Statement
  8. Standardized Testing (ISEE or SSAT)
  9. Official School Report and Transcripts
    • Previous year and 1st semester of current year
    • Transcript release form found in SAO
  10. Graded English or history essay
  11. Attend a Class Visit Day (optional)
    • This is the best way to experience GFA in action!

*For families applying for financial aid, please contact the Admission office for a fee waiver.

Click here for a PDF checklist.

Upper School (Grades 9-12)

  1. Create SAO account and begin application by completing Student Profile.
  2. Complete Application and $75 fee*
  3. Student and Parent Interview and Tour 
  4. Math and English Recommendations (after November 1)
    • If your child's school does not provide teacher recommendations, submit a Personal Recommendation.
  5. Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation (after November 1)
    • If your child's school does not provide a Principal/Guidance Counselor Recommendation, submit a Personal Recommendation.
  6. Student Essays
  7. Parent Statement
  8. Standardized Testing (ISEE or SSAT)
  9. Official School Report and Transcripts
    • Previous year and 1st semester of current year
    • Transcript release form found in SAO
  10. Graded English or history essay
  11. Attend a Class Visit Day (optional)
    • This is the best way to experience GFA in action!

*For families applying for financial aid, please contact the Admission office for a fee waiver.

Click here for a PDF checklist.

How to reach us

Phone
203-256-7514


Address
GFA, Admission Office
35 Beachside Ave.
Westport, CT 06680


Email
admission@gfacademy.org

Greens Farms Academy (GFA) reaffirms its longstanding nondiscriminatory policy and admits students of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression or national origin to all rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at GFA, and further states that GFA does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or national origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship, athletic, and other school-administered programs.