Global Initiatives

Greenwich Academy is dedicated to promoting global awareness on an economic, cultural, political level among all its students. Beginning in Lower School and continuing through Group XII, GA girls are given opportunities to explore and gain a deeper appreciation for the vastness of the human experience. Our goal is to graduate young women who can be leaders and active citizens in a global community.

Global Scholars
The Global Scholars Program was launched in spring 2010. With the goal of preparing students to be active and engaged members of an increasingly global community, the program offers Upper School students a thematic, interdisciplinary approach to their education. The program requires, among other things, international travel and project-based scholarship, and seeks to teach students skills in problem solving, communication, analytical thinking, collaboration, adaptability, and inclusion. Most students apply to the program in the spring of their Group IX year. Successful completion of the Global Scholars Program requires well-roundedness across the curriculum, the design of a digital portfolio, at least two weeks of study or project work outside of the United States, and a capstone project to be completed during the student’s senior year.

Sister Schools and Exchanges
Greenwich Academy supports and encourages students to explore the world throughout the year. International exchange programs are offered to: France, Spain, New Zealand, and Argentina. GA also supports admission to semester programs such as Swiss Semester.

Beginning in 2012, Greenwich Academy established a sister school relationship with No. 3 Girls School in Shanghai, China. Founded in 1892, No. 3 School has a distinguished history of educating China's most talented young girls. This partnership seeks to foster learning through cultural exchange and interaction. Both schools are committed to enhancing cultural awareness and appreciation between the two countries.

Semester Programs
Greenwich Academy supports a variety of off-campus study options that give students the opportunity to discover new cultures, engage in site-specific study and, in the case of studying abroad, speak a foreign language in full immersion with homestay programs. An array of experiences is offered domestically and abroad during the year, each of which offers intense academics, consistent with the GA academic program. 

Freshmen or sophomores interested in a semester program are encouraged to begin the process a full year ahead of their intended departure date.

Greenwich Academy is a member of the Global Online Academy (GOA), a consortium of the world’s leading independent schools; together, these schools offer rigorous online courses designed with a focus on academic rigor, collaboration, innovation and development of key 21st century learning skills. By becoming members, schools expand their course offering and students have a unique opportunity to take classes with students from across the country and around the world, connecting them with new ideas and fostering a truly global perspective. Students may enroll in a GOA course as part of the registration process.

Sample course offerings include:

  • Applying Philosophy to Modern Global Issues
  • Comparative Politics
  • Game Theory
  • iOS App Design
  • Music Theory & Digital Composition
  • Digital Journalism
  • Neuropsychology
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