PRIVATE SCHOOL ROUNDUP:
Coming in September, Greenwich Academy will be the first school in the United States to introduce the Portals Project.
Coming in September, Greenwich Academy will be the first school in the United States to introduce the Portals Project. This innovative program allows students, faculty, staff, and guests to connect via video-audio feed to communities around the world. The 20-minute experience essentially makes visitors feel as if they are in the same room with others from across the globe, specifically from Iraq, Rwanda, Mexico, and Honduras. The Portal Project will also be open to the public by appointment only.
Portals is one of many initiatives and programs at Greenwich Academy that supports a focus on their motto, “Toward the Building of Character.” Teaching girls the importance of global responsibility, awareness, and empathy are themes emphasized both inside and outside of the classroom.
In addition to this four-month project, be sure to visit Greenwich Academy’s state-of-the-art Engineering & Design Lab, which was developed to spark innovative thinking. Students of all ages are challenged to problem solve, experiment with new ideas, think creatively, take risks, and, in many cases, construct ideas from their original designs.
From dance, to theater, to their premiere singing group, the Madrigals, GA offers a rich curriculum of classroom and extracurricular opportunities in the arts. Students are also actively engaged in athletics, with varsity teams in basketball, crew, cross- country, golf, fencing, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, sailing, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and water polo.
200 North Maple Avenue
Year Founded: 1827
Head of School: Molly King
Director of Admission: Nina Freeman Hanlon
Tuition: $37,470-$41,890. Twenty-one percent of the student body receives financial aid.
Open House: October 16, 1 p.m.