His world is an open songbook. From the formative years at GFA to a job at Facebook, music weaves in and out of his life, tying each experience to the next. Rapper, marketer, family man, volunteer, mentor, Patterson sees music as a way not just to fuse together the different facets of his life, but to share them with others. Read more
Being able to push myself academically, as well as being provided with resources to help flesh out what I was called to do really became a training ground for where I am now.
Drummer for the Grammy-winning The War on Drugs, alumnus Charlie Hall takes his GFA experience with him wherever he goes, and reminds us: "As we navigate our way through life both personally and professionally, what matters is how you treat others and what kind of citizen you are." Read more
Not a day goes by that I don't think of one of the many memorable lessons learned in my GFA days.
Being a teenager is all about being surrounded by your peers, it is a period of life where you are really figuring out who you are: navigating school, extracurriculars, friends, relationships, and social media. It’s a vulnerable time for anyone, but especially a teen with cancer.
I couldn’t have found a more kindhearted community than GFA. To this day, I still feel the unmistakable warmth and character of this school.
We sat down with Judge Max L. Rosenberg from Probate Court jurisdiction 47 and alumni of the Greens Farms Academy Class of 1997. Rosenberg currently serves as a Judge by morning, a managing partner of a law firm by afternoon, and a devoted father and husband by night. Read more
Of all the things that my parents have ever given me in my entire lifetime … those four years at GFA were, by far, the best gift I’ve been given and the greatest privilege I’ve ever received.
Lucy Biggers’ life was forever changed in Stockholm, Sweden, standing outside of the Swedish Parliament, interviewing 16-year-old Greta Thunberg. This moment catapulted her into success. Biggers currently lives in New York City, where she works at NowThis, hosting the digital series One Small Step, sharing environmental advice, traveling extensively, learning and following her passions, as far as that will take her. Read more
GFA didn’t put me in a box. I tried anything I wanted and more, no matter how random my passions may have seemed. I did it because I wanted to do it, and I never had to worry about being labeled.
Working as ambassadors to unite all alumni with one another and GFA today: communication; orchestrating meaningful events; supporting the school with time and treasure; maintaining life-long relationships and networking to better serve our school and help one another achieve both career and personal goals.
The Reader Project offers alumni the opportunity to work with GFA students pursuing a diploma with a concentration in Global Studies on their global thesis projects. The time commitment is around 10 hours per year. Readers are matched with students based on their relevant expertise or background in the topic. Please fill out this simple form to sign up for the Reader Project. If you have any questions about the Reader Project, please contact Ward Abel, Upper School World Languages Department.
GFA alumni who work in the nonprofit sector have the experience and expertise our eighth grade students need as they create and pitch their own nonprofit organization in the spring semester. For information about how you can be a resource for this year's eighth graders, please contact Griffen Stabler, Middle School Dean.