For the fourth year in a row, sixth grade students wrote a series of reviews in their English classes. These assignments allowed them to explore elements of persuasive writing, the act of including detail and description, and development of a unique writerly voice.
Greens Farms Academy’s latest visiting writer, novelist and essayist Leslie Jamison, explores the story of "the loneliest whale," 52 Blue, in one of her essays. She spoke with The Beachside Press in a Zoom interview to discuss her work and its subjects, 52 Blue included.
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.
The means by which every member of the GFA community has extended his or her everyday roles to keep everyone together has proved to be varied and boundless. It restores optimism and confidence amid trying times.
“The distance and isolation brought on by the pandemic have reminded us of the immense value of togetherness."
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.
Greens Farms Academy is pleased to announce that Wes Moore will deliver the Commencement address to the GFA Class of 2021 on June 10, and Mike Greenberg P '19, '21 will deliver the keynote address to the senior class at the inaugural Baccalaureate on June 9, 2021.
Ten seniors have been invited to showcase a piece in the Katonah Museum of Art's annual Young Artist exhibit this year, which opens Feb. 6 and runs until Feb. 28.