Tour Guides

Meet our

Head Tour Guides

Francesca '20

New Preston, CT

I am a day student in Van Sinderen.
My fall co-curricular activity was Outdoor Stewardship.
My favorite FGS tradition is the Holiday Dinner and Concert.
My favorite dining hall offering is curly fries.

The FGS community is…
supportive, opportunistic and kind.

I chose FGS...
because I saw myself becoming a student in an environment where I can achieve my goals and beyond. The unique community of faculty and students made me feel welcome. FGS offers a safe space to explore your interests and grow not only as a student, but as a good person.

Think fearlessly...
pushes us to think beyond barriers, without the fear of failure.

Act thoughtfully…
means using your aspirations and goals to execute them responsibly and sensibly.

Kelly '20

Morris, CT

I am a boarding student in Van Sinderen.
My fall co-curricular activity was Varsity Field Hockey.
My favorite dining hall food offering is grilled cheese sandwiches.
My favorite FGS tradition is School Walk.

The FGS community is…
inclusive, supportive and uplifting.

I chose FGS...
because I fell in love with the tight-knit community, and I wanted to emulate the success my brother and cousins had at the school.

Think fearlessly...
means to think, brainstorm and create without any limits.

Act thoughtfully…
means to take your thoughts and apply them with kind intention.

Catie '20

New York, NY

I am a boarding student in Van Sinderen.
My fall co-curricular was Artistry and Technique.
My favorite dining hall offering is mac & cheese.
My favorite FGS tradition is the Holiday Concert.

The FGS community is…
inclusive, active and close-knit.

I chose FGS...
because I did not want to leave after Revisit Day. I felt very welcomed by everyone.

Think fearlessly...
means being brave in what you think regardless if you know someone disagrees.

Act thoughtfully…
means showing people thoughtfulness despite differences in opinion.

Harry '20

Woodbury, CT

I am a day student in Brinsmade.
My fall co-curricular was Cross Country.
My favorite dining hall food is chicken wings.
My favorite FGS tradition is School Walk.


The FGS community is…
passionate, student-driven and mindful.

I chose FGS...
because my tour and Revisit Day were different from everywhere else I looked. I felt comfortable and interacted with all of the students like I already was a member of the community.

Think fearlessly...
means to not be intimidated when sharing ideas in the classroom.

Act thoughtfully…
means to be a considerate and adventurous member of our community.

Buckley '20

Litchfield, CT

I am a day student in Brinsmade.
My fall co-curricular was Cross Country.
My favorite dining hall food is pizza.
My favorite FGS tradition is the faculty-student mixed doubles tennis tournament.


The FGS community is…
open, enthusiastic and happening!

I chose FGS...
because of the people. As a freshman, I did not know what I was looking for in a school. However, after touring campus and getting waves, doors held open, and even seeing some familiar faces, I knew this school was where I wanted to be.

Think fearlessly...
means there are no boundaries to what you can imagine.

Act thoughtfully…
means stop and think; always think before you do something.

Grace '20

Wake Forest, NC

I am a boarding student in Van Sinderen.
My fall co-curricular was Varsity Field Hockey.
My favorite dining hall food is baked potatoes.
My favorite FGS tradition is the Holiday Dinner and Concert.

The FGS community is…
challenging, supportive and welcoming.

I chose FGS...
because from the moment I arrived, I felt a calming but excited feeling. I could picture myself here right away. The community on Revisit Day was so genuinely welcoming and it felt like the happiest place ever!

Think fearlessly...
means thinking of and creating ideas that may scare you...in the good and exciting way :)

Act thoughtfully…
means to always consider others in your community before taking action.

Gwen '20

Morris, CT

I am a boarding student in Van Sinderen.
My fall co-curricular was an Independent Study Project for sculling.
My favorite dining hall food is mac and cheese.
My favorite FGS tradition is School Walk.

The FGS community is…
creative, collaborative and supportive.

I chose FGS..
because when I attended Revisit Day, I remember every student who passed by said “hi”. I felt so welcomed that it made me feel like I was already a part of the community.

Think fearlessly...
means to have the confidence to express oneself and to push yourself out of your comfort zone.

Act thoughtfully…
means to put others before oneself.

Cailin '20

Patterson, NY

I am a boarding student in Van Sinderen.
My fall co-curricular was Varsity Soccer.
My favorite dining hall food is chicken alfredo.
My favorite FGS tradition is Washington Day.


The FGS community is…
loving, inclusive and happy.

I chose FGS...
because right when I set foot on campus I felt a warm and fuzzy feeling in my chest. I know it sounds super cheesy, but I haven’t stopped feeling that since I’ve been here. Everyone is just so kind and genuine. I could see that right when I stepped onto campus.

Think fearlessly...
means to push yourself out of your comfort zone and try new things.

Act thoughtfully…
means making sure when you think fearlessly that you act with consideration of others.