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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Garrison Forest School has been open and providing in-person learning for five days a week for all grades for the majority of the 2020-21 school year. Hybrid learning is also happening. While visits to our campus are currently limited, please visit our website to see current information for prospective families. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade B
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A minus

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Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No data available  
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

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Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$30,555
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$58,460
Received Financial Aid
No data available  
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From Garrison Forest School

At Garrison Forest School, we recognize every girl has a unique path to success, and our community is built around supporting and empowering her through her journey. We help each girl find her individual path, give her space and support to explore and grow and challenge her in ways that develop her authentic voice. Our graduates leave GFS ready to serve and shape the world with confidence, creativity and integrity.

Our motto, Esse Quam Videri, To Be Rather Than To Seem,has united our community since the school's founding in 1910. Today, it inspires our core values—Be Authentic, Be Brave, Be Compassionate, Be Curious and Be Spirited—and guides how our students and faculty teach and learn, connect and collaborate, serve and succeed.

With an academic philosophy focused on the specific needs of young women, a campus that encourages creative learning and a joyful community spirit that lifts up each girl, Garrison Forest is a place where girls innovate, create and lead with confidence.

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Garrison Forest School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
No data available  
Average SAT
1220
119 responses
Average ACT
27
48 responses

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program, a unique partnership between Garrison Forest and Johns Hopkins University, matches talented GFS students with a Hopkins mentor and places them in a Hopkins research lab for a semester. More than just working on world-class research projects, WISE is an opportunity to dive into your passions for STEM and truly become a contributor in a real lab.

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 12 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
  • Lights and Darks
    25%
  • Ring Dance
    18%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Vespers
    11%
  • Boarding
    9%
  • Peer Ed
    7%

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Students

Diversity
grade B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
600
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 14 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
No data available  
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
2
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
No data available  
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Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 15 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 15 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 15 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 11 responses

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