Greenwich Academy is dedicated to promoting global awareness on an economic, cultural, and political level among all its students. Beginning in Lower School and continuing through Group XII, GA girls are given opportunities to explore and gain a deeper appreciation for the breadth of the human experience.
The Global Scholars Program was launched in 2010 with the goal of preparing students to be active and engaged members of an increasingly global community. The three-year program offers Upper School students an interdisciplinary approach to their education and requires, among other things, international travel and project-based scholarship.
Greenwich Academy supports and encourages students to explore the world throughout the year. International exchange programs are offered to:
- New Zealand
The exchange programs provide students with the opportunity to participate in home stays, experience an immersive environment, and gain global competency through travel and hosting.
Greenwich Academy supports a variety of off-campus programs that give students the opportunity to discover new cultures and engage in site-specific study. Each program offers intense academics consistent with the GA curriculum. Freshmen or sophomores interested in a semester program are encouraged to begin the process a full year ahead of their intended departure date.
Partner programs include:
- St. Stephen’s – Rome, Italy
- The Mountain School – Vershire, VT
- High Mountain Institute – Leadville, CO
- The Oxbow School – Napa, CA
- Chewonki – Wiscasset, ME
- Swiss Semester – Zermatt, Switzerland
- The School for Ethical and Global Leadership – Washington, DC
Global Online Academy
Greenwich Academy is a member of the Global Online Academy, a consortium of the world’s leading independent schools; together, these schools offer rigorous online courses designed with a focus on academic rigor, collaboration, and innovation. As a member school, GA is able to expand its course offerings and students have a unique opportunity to take classes with students from across the country and around the world.
Sample course offerings include:
- Genocide and Human Rights
- Entrepreneurship in a Global Context
- Game Theory
- Medical Problem Solving
- Introduction to Investments