ALUMNAE IN THE KNOW
FAST FACTS 2018-2019
ANNUAL GIVING and the ANNUAL FUND
Annual Giving is a yearly fundraising effort to support GA’s operating expenses not covered by tuition. These uncovered expenses are referred to as the gap.
Each year, the Annual Fund fills 7% to 9% of the gap, or $4,100 per student.
Approximately 80 girls graduate from GA each year; therefore, we need 80 new alumnae gifts each year just to maintain, not increase our participation from the previous year.
To reach the goal of 37% alumnae participation in the Annual Fund requires gifts from over 1,000 alumnae. It only takes 30 people to move up one percentage point—every gift counts.
ranges from $39,760 for Pre-Connecting Class to $44,240 for senior year.
There are 818 students at GA—343 in the Upper School, 244 in Middle and 233 in Lower School.
GA offers a shuttle service to and from the Greenwich train station to accommodate students and faculty who live out of the area.
GA students come from a broad geographical area: 67% from Greenwich, 23% from other CT towns and 10% from NY, extending from as far as Stratford, CT to Bronx, NY.
25% of the student body is diverse, with 197 students of color. This is an increase from 25% two years ago.
21% or 169 students receive financial aid, 12% need-based and 9% tuition remission.
GA’s financial aid budget covers fees beyond tuition, such as books, supplies, computers, school and sports trips, tutoring and test prep, music lessons, transportation and summer programs.
74% of GA faculty have advanced degrees, many of which were sponsored by GA.
16% of faculty are people of color.
There are over 800 laptops on campus. The laptop program, which integrates laptop use curriculum wide, begins in Group VII.
New initiatives include focus in areas of global awareness and service learning to promote greater knowledge of countries and cultures beyond our own and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) to prepare GA graduates for careers in these fields that are traditionally underrepresented by women.
To further promote and advance women in careers GA has initiated the following programs:
GAINS and the GAINS Conference
Read more about our Signature Programs.
GA AND THE ENVIRONMENT
GA’s Middle School received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification as a high performance sustainable building. There is an all-school effort to integrate “green” practices into daily life and is a key factor in our Leading the Way campaign.