Middle School Day (Grades 6-8)

Everything You Need to Know

Your Visit to Campus

A visit to the campus for a tour and interview often precedes the formal application. Girls are encouraged to spend the day attending classes with a current student so that they can get to know GFS better. We invite parents to join the tour and then meet with a member of the Admission Team for their conference.

Please join us for one of our Prospective Parent Visiting Programs to experience GFS first-hand. Please note that an on-campus interview is a required part of the application process.

Prospective Parent Visiting Program Dates

  • Friday, October 24, 2014
  • Friday, November 7, 2014

  • Friday, December 12, 2014


7:45 am

  • Arrive on campus and go directly to the Middle School
  • Attend Morning Meeting
  • Meet administrators and students and observe classes
  • Optional campus tour

9:30 am

  • Departure

Register online or call 410-559-3111

Taking the ISEE

The application review process includes both aptitude and achievement measures. As part of this, we ask you to please take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) and have the scores forwarded to Garrison Forest. ISEE testing will be administered at several Baltimore independent schools on Saturdays and some Sundays beginning in October. While we prefer you to take the test at Garrison Forest on Saturday, November 15, 2014 or Saturday, December 13, 2014, you may test at another school and list GFS as a score recipient. Families are encouraged to register online at http://www.iseetest.org/. Students who speak English as a second language will be required to take the SSAT and TOEFL tests. 

Applying for Financial Aid

Families requesting financial aid consideration must submit a Grant and Aid Application to FACTS no later than December 12, 2014. A copy of this document must also be sent to Garrison Forest at the same time. Please know that the Financial Aid Committee also requires a copy of the complete tax record for the current year no later than February 15, 2015. For more information, please see Financing a Garrison Forest Education.

Notifying Candidates

On February 20, 2015, the Admission Committee mails letters of decision to all students who completed their applications by the December 12, 2014 deadline. Applications submitted after the December deadline will be considered on a rolling basis, as space allows.

Middle School News

Apply Online

The Online Application

You may also print, complete, and mail a hardcopy of the application booklets:

Middle School and Upper School Application Booklet

Contact the Admission Office

Phone: (410) 559-3111
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
After hours voicemail: (410) 559-3111

Fax: (410) 363-8441

Email: admission@gfs.org

Important Admission Dates

October to January

Visit campus, have a personal interview, and submit formal Application

Early November

Take recommendations and Transcript Release Form to your school and teachers

December 12, 2014

Application deadline

February 20, 2015

GFS mails notification letters

April to August

April to August: Late applications are considered on a rolling basis as space allows.