Greenwich Academy is an independent college-preparatory day school for girls and young women that seeks to foster excellence. Its mission is to provide a challenging, comprehensive educational experience grounded in a rigorous liberal arts curriculum within an inclusive, diverse community. The school’s objective is to develop girls and young women of exceptional character and achievement who demonstrate independence, resilience, courage, integrity and compassion. We strive, above all, to honor our motto, “Toward the Building of Character.”
Our Guiding Principles
Greenwich Academy’s students, faculty, staff, parents and alumnae form a community with a shared commitment to:
- Encourage all students to achieve excellence in their academic and personal pursuits.
- Promote the highest ethical and moral values.
- Provide an environment that celebrates the joy of discovery in academics, the arts, athletics and community service within the context of a rigorous liberal arts curriculum.
- Sustain a richly diverse community in which every individual is respected and affirmed.
- Recognize the profound benefits of single-sex education in the elementary and middle school years, and support coordination with Brunswick School as integral and enriching to the Upper School experience.
- Develop self-confidence and exceptional character in girls and young women as a foundation for decision-making that is healthy, balanced and respectful.
- Encourage intelligent, responsible citizenship and leadership through meaningful service to the life of the school and the broader community.
- Attract and retain outstanding teachers who inspire a passion for learning, demonstrate excellence and serve as exemplary role models.
- Honor the Academy’s history and traditions in order to create a lifelong connection to the school community.
Greenwich residents make up 67 percent of the student population; 23 percent are from other Connecticut communities and 10 percent are from New York.
Twenty two percent of the student body is receiving financial aid.
The Greenwich Academy faculty consists of 143 members, 72% of whom have advanced degrees in their fields. Faculty members serve as academic advisors, coaches and club sponsors.
Greenwich Academy is located on a 39-acre campus in central Greenwich, approximately 25 miles from New York City and 47 miles from New Haven. Campus facilities include Ruth West Campbell Hall, buildings for the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools, three athletic fields, six tennis courts, Ramsing Gymnasium and the Pethick Dance Studio. The Raether Athletic Center has five international squash courts, an additional double-court gymnasium and a fitness center. The Wallace Performing Arts Center includes the 400-seat Massey Theater, Luchsinger Gallery, choral rehearsal rooms and visual arts display spaces. The Patsy G. Howard Upper School includes 20 classrooms, 5 science laboratories, a student center, a 20,000-volume library with space and technology to serve both the Upper and Middle Schools and various support spaces, conference rooms and offices. The Ridgeview Avenue Campus accommodates the Pre-Connecting and Connecting Classes as a premier early childhood educational environment.
PhoneLower School 203-625-8906, Middle School 203-625-8905, Upper School 203-625-8980
AddressGreenwich Academy 200 North Maple Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830, United States
200 North Maple Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830, United States