Greenwich Academy’s Initiatives for the Future offer some of the most ambitious and creative educational opportunities available in schools today. These strategic programs inspire GA girls to see the entire world as their campus, while cultivating in them the intellect, the creativity, the ingenuity and the character to play a role in shaping that world.
Through the initiatives, students are able to transcend the imaginary boundaries between the GA campus and the “real world.” They are empowered to take ownership of their educational lives, to pursue learning that is based in experience, to merge traditionally distinct disciplines, and to immerse themselves in their education as innovators and creative problem solvers.
Though the focus areas of the Initiatives for the Future are as broad as the school itself, they share these common objectives:
- To empower girls and young women to become leaders for positive change
- To foster creativity and a spirit of innovation in the student body
- To enhance students’ engagement in their world, locally and globally
- To honor and inspire faculty innovation and growth
- To affirm Greenwich Academy’s role as a model institution for innovation and intellectual inquiry
- To continue to inspire in Greenwich Academy students and alumnae a life-long commitment to our motto, Toward the Building of Character
|Visitors From Shanghai Get a Taste of Life in the U.S.|
On December 2, 2012, after much anticipation and preparation, members of the Group IX class gathered in the Noble Room to receive our guests from No. 3 Girls’ School in Shanghai, China. American and Chinese flags were hung in the Upper School entry and the girls arrived, ready to being their American adventure.
|Senior Wins First Prize at Student Film Festival|
As part of the GA Social Justice elective, Kayla ’13 was required to pick one aspect of education, and research the history and current public discourse surrounding the topic. Then, using the information from her research, each student was asked to produce a five minute Public Service Announcement (PSA).
|US Girls Get Hands-On "Surgical" Experience|
On Monday, members of the STEM Interest Group headed to Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Specialists (ONS) in Greenwich to learn about careers in medicine, medical school, residencies and much more.
|GA Robotics Teams Designs to Win|
This weekend, four Middle School robotics teams (ages 10-14) traveled to Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT to compete in the FIRST Lego League State Tournament. With 48 school, after school program and “garage” teams participating in the event, there were over 450 students in attendance, with total event attendance (including parents, coaches and spectators) exceeding 1000 people.