Greenwich Catholic School
Greenwich Catholic School’s learner-centered curriculum maintains high academic standards, ensures students are actively engaged through a variety of instructional methods and emerging technologies, and promotes collaboration and higher-level thinking skills.
The Greenwich Catholic School community has a shared philosophy to educate and care for the whole child. Our teachers see each student as an individual, recognizing how different strengths, talents, and interests contribute to the overall student experience. By balancing the importance of academic achievement with the benefits of social and emotional learning, our teachers help students become more engaged with what they are learning, and with their fellow students. Additionally, teachers spend time with our students outside of the classroom, coaching our athletic teams and leading enrichment clubs and activities, which fosters a broader sense of community throughout the school.
Many students at GCS are from Fairfield County, including Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, and Wilton. Students also come to GCS from Armonk, Bedford, Chappaqua, Larchmont, Rye, Rye Brook, and Scarsdale in Westchester County, NY. New York State provides bus service for Westchester students in Grades K-8 who live within 15 miles of GCS.
Greenwich Catholic School has a sprawling 38-acre campus with facilities not typically found at an elementary or middle school, including an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a full-size gymnasium with a stage, a music studio, 4 tennis courts, numerous athletic fields, a dance studio, 2 playgrounds, and separate buildings for our PreK 3 and 4 programs (Dougherty Center for Early Learning), Lower School (Grades K-5), and Upper School (Grades 6-8). In addition to these facilities and classrooms, GCS has a library, art room, music room, computer lab, science lab, and cafeteria.
Every parent at Greenwich Catholic School is a member of the Parents Association. Under the leadership of the PA Board, and in partnership with the Principal, the Parents Association organizes programs and events throughout the year that engage and strengthen the entire School community. Popular events and traditions at GCS include the Back-to-School Picnic, New Parent Cocktail Party, Halloween Party, Angel Day, Breakfast with Santa, Scholastic Book Fair, Father-Daughter Dance, Bingo Night and Field Day. Parents are also welcome to suggest new events and are encouraged to share their time and talents by volunteering at school events.
Our common goal is developing students both academically and spiritually, and we strive to provide guidance that will help them make a lasting contribution to the global community. We focus on positive student outcomes, with a concentration on the “Portrait of a Graduate,” which encompasses a specific and attainable set of characteristics that our students strive to achieve: Greenwich Catholic School students are Faithful, Inquisitive, Generous, Determined, and Collaborative.