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

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GFA students in the 1970s

As the Class of 1970 walked the commencement stage at the Kathleen Laycock Country Day School, the campus was on the cusp of a major transition. When the senior class presented its gift to the school — a “Greens Farms Academy” sign — they knew that much more than the name of the school was about to change. Fifty years ago, during  the 1970–71 school year, the administration welcomed its very first coeducational class, sparking a cultural shift and the birth of GFA as we know it.

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Jonathan Bauerfeld

The spring musical, The Book of Names, is one unlike any other. Its story of the journey taken by hopeful American immigrants was written by GFA alumnus Jonathan Bauerfeld ’12 and writing partner Casey Kendall. The team collaborated with the Director of Theatre Programs Stephen Stout to adapt the music, characters, and length of the show specifically for GFA and its students.

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