- What is the difference between the Parent Evaluation and the Parent Statement?
- What should I do if my school doesn't provide teacher recommendations?
- What should I do if my school doesn't provide the Principal/Guidance Counselor recommendation?
- My child has the same teacher for both math and English. Does that teacher need to complete both recommendations?
- May I submit an additional Personal Recommendation from an adult who knows my child well?
- How do I receive information about financial aid?
The Parent Evaluation gives personal development descriptors of your child. It is completed by the parent or guardian of students applying to grades PreK-4.
The Parent Statement contains student character skill descriptors and four writing prompts, completed by the parent or guardian of students applying to grades 5-12.
- How do I schedule the interview and tour?
- When should I schedule the interview?
- Do I need to complete my application before coming for the interview?
- I came for the interview and tour. Should I also come to the Open House?
Schedule the interview and tour by selecting the corresponding division below. Be sure to select the grade your child will be applying to, not your child's current grade. For example, if your child is in 4th grade, you would select the Middle School Interview (Grades 5-8).
If you have any difficulty, or wish to speak with someone in the admission office, please contact us at 203.256.7514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the interview and the tour are a required part of the admission process, the Open House is an optional admission event.
At GFA, we inspire each other to build a better world, grounded in our core values: passion, integrity, empathy, curiosity, and excellence. Come see first-hand how we instill these beliefs. The Open House events feature age-appropriate activities for children and parents, and provide a chance for visitors to meet with GFA faculty, Head of School Bob Whelan, coaches, and the Admission team.
- What happens when my child comes for the Gesell test?
- What is the Play Day?
- Which standardized test should my child take?
- Does GFA offer standardized testing on campus?
- What are GFA's testing codes?
- Do you accept ISEE and SSAT scores from previous years?
For PreK, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 applicants, a developmental readiness assessment called the Gesell is administered one-on-one during several school day morning hours from mid-November – January 10. Your child will meet with a faculty member for approximately 45 minutes while you are welcome to wait in the Admission Reception Room.
In order to schedule the Gesell, you must submit the Student Profile portion of the online Application. You will be able to schedule a testing time beginning Monday, September 23.
Yes! GFA offers the ISEE test on Saturday, December 14 and January 11, and the SSAT test on Saturday, November 9.
Contact ISEE or SSAT for test registration. You may not register at GFA the day of the test.