Greens Farms Academy

Pre­par­ing stu­dents for a life of pur­pose

New Haven Register (Sunday) (New Haven, CT) - - EDUCATION OUTLOOK -

Here at GFA, our mis­sion drives ev­ery­thing we do.

GFA en­gages stu­dents as part­ners in an in­no­va­tive, in­clu­sive, and glob­ally minded com­mu­nity to pre­pare them for a life of pur­pose.

Stu­dents learn to take own­er­ship of their ed­u­ca­tion and to part­ner with teach­ers and fel­low stu­dents in learn­ing to think crit­i­cally, col­lab­o­rate, and com­mu­ni­cate.

GFA’s ed­u­ca­tion is in­no­va­tive as well as tra­di­tional. It takes place in the class­room, in the ecosys­tems out­side our doors, and dig­i­tally across the globe.

Stu­dents may reach out to a pro­fes­sor in Jakarta in the morn­ing, and in the af­ter­noon take wa­ter sam­ples in the marsh. A fourth grader may de­sign gar­den mark­ers in the

Maker’s Lab, and later har­vest veg­eta­bles from the or­ganic gar­den for use in the school cafe­te­ria.

We are proud that “Quisque pro Om­nibus — Each for All” is our school motto. GFA is a place where you can go as far as you want, while sup­port­ing your class­mates along the way. You de­velop rap­port with your teach­ers be­cause they are there for you in and out of the class­room.

You will “dare to be dif­fer­ent, dare to be your­self” as they say in the Mid­dle School, but in the end, the sense of com­mu­nity is what you may re­mem­ber most about the school.

From PreK through 12th grade, a sense of re­spon­si­bil­ity and em­pa­thy threads through our com­mu­nity. When alumni look back on their time at GFA, they re­mem­ber the close re­la­tion­ships with their teach­ers, the sup­port of their class­mates, and the chal­lenges of the class­room.

We know that in these times, young peo­ple are grap­pling with big ques­tions. Our mis­sion is to help stu­dents be­come the best they can be by in­still­ing our core val­ues of pas­sion, in­tegrity, em­pa­thy, cu­rios­ity and ex­cel­lence.

We in­vite you to learn more about our com­mu­nity. For more in­for­ma­tion, or to sched­ule a visit, please go to www. gfa­cademy.org/ad­mis­sion.

GFA’s ed­u­ca­tion is in­no­va­tive as well as tra­di­tional. It takes place in the class­room, in the ecosys­tems out­side our doors, and dig­i­tally across the globe.

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