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Inspiring the art of thinking to enrich the world





Inspiring the art of thinking to enrich the world




Welcome to Green Fields School

Green Fields is Arizona’s first independent day school, founded in 1933. We’re a private college preparatory school for grades K through 12 that goes well beyond the classroom to make students college-ready — and world-ready.



Griffin Life

Lower School

Middle School

Upper School

Griffin Life

Lower School

Middle School

Upper School


Green Fields has a proud history of excellence that dates back more than 80 years. Our philosophy of educational excellence, small class sizes, unique enrichment opportunities and exceptional teachers encourage students to think independently and develop personally — from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Lower School
Grades K-5

Where natural curiosity is piqued by inspired teaching and hands-on, problem-solving opportunities. More

Middle School
Grades 6-8

Where critical thinking is developed, and individual academic discovery is linked to global social responsibility.  More

Upper School
Grades 9-12

Where small class size, close relationships with faculty and exciting class offerings — including Honors and AP courses — culminate in a passion for learning.  More


Our History

Our History

Inspiring a love of learning since 1933

The Early Days

In 1933 Howard and Rubie Atchley founded the school on a 77-acre alfalfa farm.

The original name was the Circle Double A Green Fields Preparatory School for Boys.

The school opened with five students.

Changing Times

In 1979 the school was renamed Green Fields Country Day School. Astronaut Dick Gordon dedicated the new gym in 1987. Green Fields was the first school in the United States to form an exchange program with students in the former Soviet Union.


The 21st Century

Today, Green Fields offers a balance between the traditions of the past and preparation for the future. Academic rigor, well roundedness of experience, individualized instruction and small class size were the foundation of our reputation in 1933 and remain essential today.

Learn about Our History


What's Happening

What's Happening

What's Happening at Green Fields School

Our Green Fields calendar has information on events happening in our community including athletics, theater productions and more! Come check us out!


Are YOU ready??

Sunday March 19th, 2017

Race through and around our beautiful 22 acre campus as you hurdle barriers, slosh through mud and get a little down and dirty somewhere along the way. Three races will make their way around our campus loop and end up on our grassy green quad for pancakes and music!
Sponsorship opportunities available!

Do a good thing - for free
Get ready for the April 15th deadline!
Contributions made to AISSF directly benefit Green Fields Student tuition scholarships!

Tuition Tax Credit Program


Green Fields is proud to host a

Hunger banquet

Friday March 10th, 2017
Admission is FREE! 
Donations encouraged to benefit Ishkashita Refugee Network

Pi(e) Party!

March 14th

Come and support our Green Fields PA and celebrate Pi(e)!


Green fields School will be at the
Tucson Festival of Books!

March 11 & 12, 2017
University of Arizona Campus

Panel Discussion on Immigration
March 9th  |  6-8 PM

Green Fields School is hosting an Panel Discussion on Immigration led by a local immigration attorney Maurice H. Goldman (Green Fields class of '91). The event will take place in the theater on our campus.

Facebook event for more information.


Registration is now open for Camp Griffin 2017

Session I runs June 12-30    Session II runs July 10- August 4

Congratulations are in order!

Two of our amazing seniors—Jasmine Romanov and Tanner Schmidt—have been selected as National Hispanic Scholars!!
The College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) recognizes students who score in the top 2.5% among Hispanic test takers and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of their junior year. Recognized students are from the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Mariana Islands, and the Marshall Islands, as well as other students attending schools abroad. Of the 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT every year, the NHRP recognizes about 5,000 students as National Hispanic Scholars. 
WAY TO GO!!! We are so PROUD of you two griffins!