rwcandstudents243Greenwich Academy is a unique and vibrant community with a longstanding history of both tradition and innovation. The Academy’s energy is derived from enthusiastic students, alumnae, parents, faculty, trustees and administrators. Each of these segments of our community is highly motivated toward fulfilling the Academy’s mission. These pages will begin to give you a sense of what GA is all about.


Greenwich Academy was founded in 1827 and is the oldest girls’ school in Connecticut. Academy alumnae have distinguished themselves in a variety of fields and continually enhance the school’s reputation as one of the finest independent schools in the United States.

Mission Statement:

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.”

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 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.