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Garrison Forest School
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  • Private, Boarding, All-Girls
  • OWINGS MILLS, MD

Monthly Update

2.12.2024

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Report Card

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

About

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$39,190
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)
$70,475
Received Financial Aid
No data available  
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From Garrison Forest School

Brave, compassionate, curious, spirited. Girls thrive at Garrison Forest School (GFS), where they can be their authentic selves as they create with purpose, pursue their passions and lead with confidence. Dedicated, highly engaged faculty members know each student and what’s important to her.

Part of a comprehensive curriculum, STEM learning is fully integrated—from Lower School programs focused on financial literacy, tech competency and research, to a partnership with Johns Hopkins University that gives Upper School girls an opportunity to work in research labs alongside Hopkins mentors.

The 110-acre GFS campus gives girls the space to explore, featuring an outdoor classroom for younger students, state-of-the-art athletic fields and an equestrian center that is home to nationally recognized riding and polo programs.

National and international boarding students in grades 8-12 find a welcoming home base and vibrant community where they are supported by on-campus faculty residents.

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Garrison Forest School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
No data available  
Average SAT
1250
101 responses
Average ACT
28
34 responses

Boarding at GFS

academic spotlight

Our boarding program goes beyond providing care and support for the students who reside on campus; here, we fully integrate the boarding experience into our educational philosophy with a strong program that prioritizes character development, global competency and wellness. Our program is designed to give young women the confidence to become successful scholars and adults and informed citizens.

Culture & Safety

Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 16 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 61 responses
  • Lights and Darks
    25%
  • Ring Dance
    16%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Boarding
    11%
  • Vespers
    8%
  • Peer Ed
    7%

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Boarding

Students Boarding
23%
Boarding Days Per Week
No data available  
Top Countries
China, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Spain
International Boarding Students
100%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
513
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 18 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$19,210
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 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
No data available  
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    No
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    No

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 19 responses
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 19 responses
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 19 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. 15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 15 responses

Garrison Forest School Reviews

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