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

Athletics Philosophy

Our philosophy is that education happens everywhere.

Working out in our sparkling fitness center, playing on a team for an award-winning coach, exploring a new activity—all of this is education, and we take it seriously (and joyfully). We learn about integrity and leadership, creativity and resilience, confidence and character. The results are often impressive: in the past 10 years, more than 300 student-athletes have been named 1st team all-league in the Fairchester Athletic Association, more than 60 teams have ranked in the top five in their FAA division, 27 teams have played in the New England Tournament Finals, and GFA has won the conference’s Sportsmanship Award five times. The way we get those results—the process—is transformative.


Lower School

Our physical education and sports programs in the Lower School focus on staying healthy, learning new skills, and loving being active. Our P.E. teachers will often say things like: “We get outside. We get dirty. We get sweaty. We learn how to take turns, listen to coaching, and work through challenges. The foundation we set for our youngest learners through the sports requirements serves as an essential part of the Lower School education. We are molding good teammates for life.”


Middle School

In the Middle School, we have a three-season athletic requirement—and a year-round belief in the importance of honoring your own health, testing your abilities, and working with teammates toward a shared goal. You can be athletic in lots of ways, from fitness to field hockey, from recreational frisbee to interscholastic lacrosse. Fifth and sixth graders get to sample all of our sports in an intramural program that emphasizes fun and skill building, while seventh and eighth graders get to put on the GFA uniform, compete against other schools, and learn all of the enduring lessons that come from being members of teams. We’re here to help you love it and learn from it.




Upper School

Our Upper School athletes participate in 50 activities, including interscholastic sports, independent studies, and fitness classes. Our varsity teams feature outstanding coaching (many of our coaches have coached at the college level or competed professionally; eight have won Connecticut Coach of the Year), remarkable individual achievement (in the past ten years, we’ve had twelve 1,000-point scorers on our varsity basketball teams, eight All-Americans, three national prep champions in wrestling, and a Gatorade Player of the Year in basketball), and stellar team results (GFA teams are regular finalists in the FAA and New England Prep School Athletic tournaments). Not surprisingly, in any given year, 20–25% of our seniors are recruited athletes at outstanding college programs.

Find our Recent Graduates Playing

LACROSSE at Bates, Colby, Kenyon, Middlebury, Occidental, Penn, Tufts, Colgate, and Hamilton

CROSS COUNTRY at The University of Chicago and Tufts 

VOLLEYBALL at Dartmouth, Bryn Mawr, and Emory 

TENNIS at Cornell, Coston College, Davidson, Middlebury, Michigan, and Wesleyan

SOCCER at Colgate, Swarthmore, Franklin & Marshall, Kenyon, Hobart, Richmond, and Pitzer

SAILING At Brown, Connecticut College, UPenn, and George Washington

BASEBALL At Amherst, Williams, Grinnell, and Tufts

SQUASH at Colby, Franklin & Marshall, And
St. Lawrence

GOLF at University of Louisville

FIELD HOCKEY At Barnard College and Columbia

TRACK AND FIELD at Dartmouth

BASKETBALL At Emory, Williams, Boston College, Ithaca, and Williams

WRESTLING at Stanford, University of Virginia, The University of Chicago, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Wesleyan, and Cornell

ROWING at UC Berkeley, Harvard, and Wisconsin

... and this is just a sampling! Click here to see more!

2018–19 By the numbers

42 — FAA First Team Awards

21 — FAA Honorable Mention Awards

3 — FAA Scholar Athletes: Alex Nesi ( field hockey, lacrosse); Sophie Staeger (girls soccer); Will McCall (soccer, track)

18 — NEPSAC Division 3 or Class C First Team Awards

6 — NEPSAC Division 3 or Class C Honorable Mention Awards

13 — Western New England/ NEPSAC All-Stars

2 — Western New England Honorable Mention Awards

1 — Prep School Coach of the Year: Chris Mira, boys soccer

2 — All-American: Nico Provo, wrestling; Kelly Van Hoesen, girls Lacrosse

1 — Academic All-American: Alex Nesi, girls lacrosse

3 — CT All-State First Team Awards 

3 — Athletes who reached 1,000 career points, basketball

1 — New England D3 champion, girls cross country

3 — Individual New England champions, wrestling

4 — Individual Western New England champions, wrestling

1 — NESSA champion, Terk Cup Trophy, Sailing

1 — NEPSAC Class C champion, girls tennis

1 — NEPSAC Class C runner-up, volleyball

1 — WNEPSA Class C regular-season champion, boys soccer

1 — WNEPSA Class C regular-season runner-up, field hockey

1 — Individual New England runner-up, boys track and field

1 — Individual FAA champion, girls track and field 

3 — FAA runners up, girls soccer, girls lacrosse, boys tennis doubles