Campus

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, and the Ridgeview Avenue Campus that accommodates the Pre-Connecting and Connecting (Pre-K and Kindergarten) classes.

Patsy G. Howard Upper School

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 Middle School

Renovated in 2009, the Middle School was awarded LEED Silver certification from the US Green Building Council. Green features include photovoltaics and daylight harvesting in which lights automatically adjust based on amount of sunlight entering through windows. There are 23 classrooms, three science labs, an art studio and a computer lab in the Middle School.

The Lower School

The Lower School includes 8 classrooms for students in Groups I-IV. There is an art studio, computer lab, music room, science lab and library. Additionally, there are support spaces for tutoring and counseling, as well as a large playground. 

The Ridgeview Avenue Campus

Pre-Connecting and Connecting Class students are housed at our Ridgeview Avenue Campus that features four classrooms, a large playground and a soccer field.

Libraries

Greenwich Academy offers students and faculty a comprehensive program of library and media services in two facilities: the David W. Wallace Library for PC through Group IV, and the Jean and David W. Wallace Library for Groups V through XII.
 
The print collections of the two libraries number approximately 30,000 volumes. In addition, access to a broad range of carefully selected web-based resources is also provided. 

Performing Arts

The Wallace Performing Arts Center includes the 400-seat Massey Theater, Luchsinger Gallery, two choral rehearsal rooms and visual arts display spaces.
 
Other performing arts facilities include:
Young Auditorium
Pethick Dance Studio
Black Box Studio theater with sound and lighting systems
Computer Video Arts Lab
Three private music practice rooms
Scene and prop shops
Costume shop and storage facility

Visual Arts

Six art rooms, including a painting and ceramics studio
Film lab and screening room
Computer art lab
State-of-the-art digital art equipment for film and 2-D design programs
Luchsinger Gallery, an 1100 square foot gallery space for professional artist and student exhibitions (exhibition space includes Jacobs Lobby, just outside the gallery)

Athletics

The Raether Athletic Center is home to two full courts for basketball and volleyball, as well as five international squash courts with stadium seating. Raether Athletic Center also is home to a 2600 square foot fitness facility housing cardio and strength equipment. The fitness center overlooks our outstanding outdoor facility, which is home to field hockey and soccer in the fall, and lacrosse and softball in the spring. These teams train on FieldTurf surfaces that are optimized for each sport. Adjacent to these fields is a 3-lane, 200 meter track, a high jump apron, long and triple jump pit and discus and shot put throwing circles. 

The recently renovated Ramsing Gymnasium provides additional full-court space for basketball and volleyball, and is now home to 1500 square feet of space that houses studios for rowing, spinning and yoga.

GA has six tennis courts as well as a natural grass field adjacent to our Ridgeview Avenue Campus. Gator sailing keeps its fleet at Indian Harbor and our crew team is housed in Cos Cob at the Brunswick Boathouse. Ice hockey teams play on two full-sized rinks at Chelsea Piers in Stamford, and the swim and water polo teams utilize the Olympic sized pools Brunswick and the Greenwich YMCA.  We have established relationships throughout the area enabling our golf and track and field teams to train and compete at quality facilities.

Turrell Light Installation

James Turrell and the architects of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill envisioned the Greenwich Academy Upper School as a fluid space anchored by four large light chambers tied to academic areas: arts, humanities, math/science, and library.

Today, the constant flow of students and faculty among these spaces is made visible by transparent, glass walls that offer vistas of the surrounding landscape. By day, the four light chambers allow natural light to stream into the building. By night, the building takes on a new character, as the library and math/science wings are enlivened by James Turrell’s light installation - a symphonic display of changing color sequences programmed by computer.

Turrell incorporated two forms of light in his GA installation – LED for the broader fields of color and fiber optic for the sharper lines used to frame doorways and floors. Through his color shifts, he created a dialogue between the LED and fiber optic lights, and between the two illuminated chambers. For Turrell, architecture is part theatre, and he found it entirely fitting that the GA Upper School would have a second life at night akin to a dreaming state.

Ruth West Campbell Hall

Purchased in 1950 along with 24 acres of land, Ruth West Campbell Hall was once one of the Rockefeller family mansions.  Ruth West Campbell Hall contains administrative offices, the Noble Room, and the school store.

Dining Hall

Greenwich Academy Dining Hall is a 400-seat facility with separate dining areas to accommodate each school division.  The Lower School area serves from tasteful miniature hot and cold buffet stations with daily food options tailored to younger taste buds.  The main servery incorporates two hot buffet stations along with salad bar, sandwich/deli bar and composed entrée salad station.  Bowls of fresh whole fruit selections are dispersed throughout as well as 100% juice, fruit infused waters, rBGH-free milk, soft-serve low-fat yogurt and daily prepared fresh fruit sorbets.
Facilities Office
203.625.8920
After-Hours Emergencies
203.485.4004
Facilities Director
203.625.8921

Liz Terenzio
Facilities Manager

Mark Murray
PAC Coordinator

Chris Webster
Security Director
203.249.6969 (cell)

Greenwich Academy   200 North Maple Avenue   Greenwich, CT 06830   203.625.8900
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