"Nightmare! We moved to Greenwich for the public schools, but when it came time for high school we brought our daughter to GA so she could participate at a higher level in her sport. What a huge mistake! This place should be called Stepford Academy, and is filled with Stepford wives, and little Stepford wives in training. The entire school is geared to catering to the girls of rich families, and if you aren't one of them, your girl will be at the bottom of the class. That means in all aspects. She won't get the classes she wants, the grades she deserves, the attention from the college counselor she needs. We've heard story after story of the same thing from other families, none of whom will speak up for fear of reprisals against their daughters. Keywords for GA: hyper-competitive, back-stabbing, snobby, over-privileged. I wish I'd heeded the warnings I heard before sending my daughter. Do your due diligence, don't go on reputation. Thank God our other child is a boy, and we'll be sending him to Greenwich High. Our daughter made a few good friends, but even she says if she had to do it over again, she would never choose to attend GA!"
"Greenwich Academy is a wonderful school. The teachers are incredible, and they all have close relationships with their students, which I love. The curriculum is challenging, but manageable and definitely prepares you for college. Yes, there are some girls here who are not the nicest, but the majority of students are some of the friendliest and caring people you will meet. Classes are small, and the faculty and administration are really looking out for your best interest. GA really gives you every opportunity to succeed, and will go above and beyond to help you reach your goals. The sports here are top notch, yet there is also a great appreciation for the arts. Overall, GA is a fantastic school and you cannot go wrong sending you child here."
"This school does a great job of giving every student the attention they need to succeed academically. It is very competitive and students who thrive when challenged will have great experiences here. However, for those who easily give in to peer pressure or shy away from acting as leaders, this is probably not the ideal school. It is easy for someone like that to succumb to insecurities and feelings of inadequacy because the expectations are so high and the vast majority of students are extremely impressive."
"GA is an excellent school. All the girls are kind and thoughtful and stand strong against all the prejudice that they are rich snobs. They always try their hardest and the teachers push them to be the best they can be. There is a fantastic range of students who aren't afraid of sharing their thoughts and opinions. My children were enrolled recently and they can't imagine life without it. A fantastic school all around and I would highly recommend it."
"I've been going to GA for a long time. It's competitive and extremely challenging. There are some incredibly rich and bratty kids, but the majority are nice, smart, and pretty normal. GA is also good at handling problems. In Lower School, I had a lot of them, but they were wonderful in finding people to help me and very flexible. And I learned. On standardized tests, I am in the top 99th percentile, as are many of my classmates (I imagine, I do not check their grades or anything)"