Lower School

To be a member of the Greenwich Academy Lower School is to be part of a community that, at its core, values love of learning, relationships, risk-taking, and citizenship. First and foremost, our girls are known.

We love having the opportunity to get acquainted with each of our students and to watch and support their growth as they make their way through the Lower School. We celebrate the individuality of each of our students, recognizing that we all learn better when we are surrounded by diverse perspectives and ways of thinking.
We pride ourselves on providing not only a rigorous academic program, but also a PC-Group IV program that is full of rich and engaging experiences for the girls. Our remarkable faculty develops and redevelops these powerful experiences on a regular basis, responding to not only best practices, but also to the girls and their interests and passions. No two years are exactly alike. Further, our faculty as a whole is extraordinarily talented, not only in their primary teaching area, but also in ways that surprise and delight the girls. Having our teachers share a bit of themselves in this way is encouraged and celebrated.
From the buzzing classrooms, to the laughter and smiles in the hallway, the Greenwich Academy Lower School is a special place to spend one’s days. We are proud to accept students from the Stamford, Greenwich, New Canaan, & Bridgeport, CT area as well as Scarsdale, Mamaroneck, Rye, White Plains, Bedford, New Rochelle & Bronx, NY. Contact admissions for more information.

Program Overview

Jon Ross-Wiley
Head of Lower School

Daily Schedule

The Lower School day begins at 8:00 AM (8:15 for PC), and has a staggered dismissal from 2:40 to 3:20 PM Mon-Thu. Fridays are always half days, letting out from 11:30 AM to noon, depending on grade.

All students get morning snack and eat lunch in the Dining Hall, except on Fridays.

After School

Lower Schoolers can participate in two after-school enrichment programs, Serendipity and Friday Afters, as well as the bus-friendly Study Hall.

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