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Grizzly Guides

Grizzly Guides are student ambassadors who assist prospective students and families and act as a personal resource for you and your daughter. They are leaders on campus and embody the spirit of Garrison Forest School. Our head Grizzly Guides were selected from our student ambassador program and they can't wait to help you and your family get to know Garrison Forest better!


Hi! My name is Yulin (Paris) Li and I am a senior at GFS. I joined Garrison in 9th grade as a boarding student from China. Since day one, I have been been encouraged to step out of my comfort zone and take parts in many of the great activities offered here including Model UN, FAME String Orchestra, Peer Ed, Varsity cross-country and so on. This year, I am excited to learn more about leadership by being a Prefect in Senior House and head of the Latin Club. My favorite spot on campus is definitely the lower school playground, because it is always fun to swing there from my friends after school. 


I've been a day student at GFS since the 9th grade. Outside the classroom, I have been lucky to participate in many great activities, including being the head of One Love and Politics Club, a member of FCA and Latin Club, as well as playing on the varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams. My favorite spot on our beautiful campus would have to be the Searle Athletic Center because of all the memories I've made there with teammates and friends.


I started garrison in 1st grade. Ever since then, I have been involved in so many great activities offered to me by GFS. Including: Varsity Soccer, Mountain Bike Team, Varsity Indoor Soccer, Varsity Lacrosse, Head of ONE LOVE club, Summer WISE Program, and a member of Service League. My favorite spot on campus is Manor House, the oldest building on campus, because the historic value it holds. I also love seeing all of the different divisions there at all times during the day.


I started at GFS in second grade, sadly missing being a lifer by just one year. Since then I’ve been very grateful for all of the opportunities Garrison has offered to me including being a member of the 3 season Varsity Polo Team, participating in Service League Club, and sharing my love for my school through being a Grizzly Guide. I’m looking forward to my final year at GFS where I will continue to grow as a Garrison Girl and make more great memories.


I came to Garrison my freshman year from a public coed middle school. I loved how warm and welcoming Garrison Forest was, and I now love being able give the same warm welcome to everyone that passes through the Admissions Office. I have played field hockey all four years in high school, compete in beauty pageants through the Miss Universe organization, and will be attending the University of Alabama in the Fall of 2019 to pursue my career goal of becoming a sports broadcast journalist. My favorite spot on campus is the courtyard, where you can see every student and teacher pass by on warm day while doing your work or relaxing outside. Garrison has helped shape me into the confident, outspoken and determined young woman I am today and prepared me for life after high school.


Hi! My name is Celia Donner and I am a Junior at GFS. I joined the Garrison community in 9th grade. Since then, I have been involved in clubs such as Service League and One Love, and have become a part of the field hockey and lacrosse teams. My favorite spot on campus is the Arts Center because it is a beautiful building full of resources and I have created many meaningful memories there.


Phone: (410) 559-3111

Fax: (410) 363-8441


Office Hours:

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the academic school year

9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during summer months and holidays

What does the research show?

Subtracting boys from a girl’s school environment simply adds up to many more opportunities—and better learning—for the girls.

Nearly 80% of girls’ schools students report most of their classes challenge them to achieve their full academic potential vs. 72.3% of girls at coed independent and 44.3% at coed public schools.- Dr. Richard A. Holmgren, Allegheny College, ‘Steeped in Learning: the Students Experience at All-Girls Schools

More positive academic and behavioral interactions [were observed] between teachers and students in the single-sex schools than in comparison to coed schools.- U.S. Department of Education, “Early Implementation of Public Single-Sex Schools: Perceptions and Characteristics.”

93% of girls’ school grads say they were offered greater leadership opportunities than peers at coed schools and 80% have held leadership positions since graduating from high school.- Goodman Research Group, “The Girls’ School Experience: A Survey of Young Alumnae of Single-Sex Schools”

Compared to coed peers, girls’ school grads are 3 times more likely to consider engineering careers.

Nearly 50% of all women graduating from girls’ schools rate their public speaking ability as high vs. 38% from coed schools.

Dr. Linda Sax, UCLA, “Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Difference in their Characteristics and the Transition to College”

Want to learn more? Visit the National Coalition of Girls Schools.