From our Head of School

Welcome to the Greenwich Academy community! 

For close to 200 years, GA has fostered in girls and young women a joy for learning and the pursuit of excellence in any endeavor, be it academic, athletic, artistic. Our motto, Toward the Building of Character, is baked into the GA experience, a through line that spans divisions and disciplines. From her first Opening Day to her confident walk out of the Commencement tent, every GA girl is part of a caring and inclusive community that supports all aspects of student growth. 

Every day at GA is an adventure in curiosity, confidence, and character.

  • Lower Schoolers start their classroom journey complemented by a natural environment of woods, water, and open space that enhances their growth and discovery.
  • The Middle School is a place of exploration, where girls begin to engage a broader community within a truly supportive environment, while mastering the crucial skills necessary for learning and academics.
  • In Upper School, students immerse themselves in an abundance of opportunities, from a sports program that meets athletes at every level to a vast array of clubs. (Don’t see the one you want? Start it yourself!) And of course the curricular options available thanks to Coordination—a best-of-both-worlds Upper School partnership with Brunswick School—are beyond impressive.

Through it all, each student is supported in her emotional, social, and intellectual development by teachers and staff who model a passion for learning, respect for the individual, and commitment to the community.

Above all, we are a school that values relationships. We celebrate our entire GA community of students, faculty, staff, families, and alumnae. Of all the traditions that a school as old as ours naturally accrues, perhaps our proudest is a lifelong connection that transcends classroom and campus. Once a GA girl, always a GA girl. Once a GA family, you’re part of the GA community forever. It’s a special place. We invite you to come visit and see how Greenwich Academy can be part of your journey.

Go Gators!

Margaret L. Hazlett
Head of School



Greenwich Academy’s mission is to develop girls and young women of exceptional character and achievement who demonstrate independence, resilience, courage, integrity, and compassion.

Read more about GA’s guiding principles