We know that you are eager to find the best school for your child, regardless of location. But we also know that traffic congestion in this area can also affect your decision, and we are committed to helping your family make the commute to GFA as efficient and student-centered as possible. Located in Westport, GFA is at the crossroads of I-95 (exit 18), the Post Road (Rt.1), and the Greens Farms Metro-North stop. Our 715 GFA students arrive every morning by train, bus, van, car, bike and even Uber!
More than 200 students take the Metro-North train either north from Bridgeport, Milford, Stratford, and Fairfield, or south from Greenwich, Darien, Rowayton, and Norwalk. Some use their train time to socialize, others find a quiet space to listen to music and get homework done.
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
- Is the train safe?
- What are our options if we drive?
- I can't use the train, car, or community bus service. What are my options?
There are drop-off and pick-up times and locations for parents driving their children to school. Juniors and seniors who drive themselves have permission to park on campus in student-designated lots. Parents, faculty, and staff are also able to park in readily available spaces. Many families form carpools and commute together.
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.
Taking the Bus
We run community buses from the communities of Greenwich, Stamford, New Canaan, Darien, Rowayton, and Norwalk. Most children board the bus by 7:00 AM, and travel 3–4 stops for pickups, before arriving at GFA at 7:45 AM. Bus service is managed by Connecticut Transportation Service.
GFA is eager to expand the community bus program into towns like Wilton, Ridgefield, Weston, Redding, and Fairfield.