Part I: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Part II and supplementary documents: Friday, January 15, 2021
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Friday, February 26, 2021
Everything feels a little bit different now. What remains the same is our commitment to academic excellence and character-based education. If at any time you have questions, please feel free to contact us. We’ll help you through it!
Step 1: Application
The process is slightly different for each division, but everyone starts by creating an account either in our online application tool, inResonance, or through the Standard Application Online, which is a common application accepted by many Fairfield and Westchester County schools. We have no preference for either application; choose the option that feels right for your family. Once you submit the application and fee*, our office will contact you to schedule a virtual interview.
*The fee is waived if you are applying for financial aid; please contact our office for the waiver code.
Step 2: Zoom Interview
Zoom interviews will begin in September for those applying for the 2021-2022 academic year. Parents/guardians of all applicants will participate in an interview; students applying for Groups III-XI are also required to attend an interview.
Step 3: Zoom Student Ambassador Meet & Greet
You will be able to schedule a conversation with student ambassadors to learn firsthand about the GA experience. This step is optional and available to those interested. Please let your assigned Admission Associate know that you would like this opportunity.
Step 4: Testing
If testing is postponed/canceled due to COVID-19 complications, our office is ready to adjust our requirements accordingly; we will work with you to figure out the best course of action. In the meantime, please take a look at the bottom of this page under “Procedures for Fall 2021 Admission” to learn more about specific grade-level assessments.
Step 5: Recommendations & Transcripts
The deadline for all recommendations from teachers and/or relevant adults, as well as current school transcripts is January 15. We advise sharing these forms with the appropriate people after November 15. You’ll find recommendation and transcript release forms in your online application account or on our website. We will be flexible and understanding if your student has been in a virtual learning environment during this admission season. We have various strategies available to us in order to fully get to know your daughter.
Step 6: Virtual Classroom Visits
In some cases, we may invite your daughter to visit a virtual class with other prospective candidates.
Step 7: Notification
We will be notifying families with admission decisions on Friday, February 26, 2021.
Just as there’s an admission cycle to the school year, there’s also an admission cycle to the school divisions. At certain grade levels, classes grow and admit more students. GA has several expansion years:
At GA, we call grades Groups. Also, here grade numbers are noted in Roman numerals. So what would be grade 8 at most other schools, at GA is Group VIII. And so on.
GA’s division breakdown doesn’t always match up exactly with that of other schools. Please note how we comprise each division:
Lower School = PC & CC, Groups I-IV
Middle School = Groups V-VIII
Upper School = Groups IX-XII
Pre-K & K
At GA, pre-kindergarten is called Pre-Connecting Class and kindergarten is referred to as Connecting Class. Less formally, it’s PC & CC.
Tuition & Affordability
At GA, we match our mission to educate talented girls of exceptional character with a commitment to fostering a socioeconomically diverse community, and we are fortunate to be able to offer financial aid to more than 20% of the student body. The application deadline for financial aid is January 15, 2021.
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Greenwich Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, family composition, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational programs, admission policies, financial aid guidelines, and employment practices or other school-administered programs.