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Garrison Forest School

Did You Know?

Garrison Forest’s need-based program provides financial aid to qualified families. To learn more, visit the Financial Aid page or contact us.

Legacy and Merit Scholarships

Garrison Forest offers two merit-based legacy scholarships for any new student or current day students entering Grades 8-12 to board at Garrison Forest. Alumnae daughters, granddaughters, or nieces are eligible to apply. We also offer a small number of merit scholarships to incoming 9th graders.

Tuition and Fees

2016-17 Tuition

Preschool

Parent-Toddler (1 day a week from 9 to 11:00) $1,475
Two-Day Twos (2 days a week from 8:30 to 11:00) $2,500
Three-Day Threes
3 days a week until noon$5,100
3 days a week until 3:00 $6,340
3 days a week until 5:00$8,725
3 days a week until 6:00$9,130

(Additional schedules with one or two afternoons per week are also available. Please request pricing.)

Five-Day Threes
5 days a week until noon $6,970
5 days a week until 3:00 $8,945
5 days a week until 5:00 $11,875
5 days a week until 6:00 $12,400

(Additional schedules with one to four afternoons per week and Emergency Care for the afternoon are also available. Occasional stays from noon to 3:00 are $35 per day and occasional stays after 3:00 are $6.75 per half-hour. Please request pricing for your particular schedule.)

Pre-Kindergarten and Fours
5 days a week until noon $10,950
5 days a week until 3:00 $12,925
5 days a week until 5:00 $15,855
5 days a week until 6:00 $16,380

(Additional schedules with one to four afternoons per week and Emergency Care for the afternoon are also available. Occasional stays from noon to 3:00 are $35 per day and occasional stays after 3:00 are $6.75 per half-hour. Please request pricing for your particular schedule.)

Lower School

Kindergarten

$25,920

Pre-First

$26,325

Grades 1-5

$26,935

Middle School (Day)

Grades 6-8

$28,040

Upper School (Day)

Grades 9-12

$28,790

Boarding

Regional Boarding (Grades 8-12)

$42,600

National and International Boarding (Grades 8-12)

$55,640

Health Center Fee $520
International Student Fee $815
Tuition Refund Insurance — 2.6% of net tuition $1,450

Additional Fees and Expenses

*Fees below are listed for the current academic year and are subject to change.

Preschool

Lunch Bunch & Afterschool Care Options

Lunch Bunch:

For Three Year-Old Students and Pre-Kindergarten Students from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Families may choose from one to five days per week. Yearly prices range from:

  • $520 for one day/week
  • $935 for two days/week
  • $1,350 for three days/week
  • $1,660 for four days/week
  • $1,975 for a full week

Occasional afternoons are billed monthly @$35/day. Families registered for Lunch Bunch will be billed separately in October and February unless they make prior arrangements for Lunch bunch to be included in the yearly tuition bill. For more information, call (410) 559-3221.

Afterschool Care:

For Three Year-Old Students and Pre-Kindergarten Students from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. In conjunction with the Lower School Families may choose from one to five days per week. Yearly prices range from:

From 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. From 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

  • 5 afternoons a week $3,454.00 $2,931.00
  • 4 afternoons a week $3,369.00 $2,722.00
  • 3 afternoons a week $2,792.00 $2,384.00
  • 2 afternoons a week $2,131.00 $1,833.00
  • 1 afternoon a week $1,219.00 $1,030.00

Afterschool Payment Schedule: The base tuition is payable in full by September 1, 2016 or in two equal payments, the first payment by September 1, 2016 and the second payment by January 15, 2017. Tuition will be pro-rated if starting after mid-September of 2016. You may use your MasterCard or Visa for registration fees and tuition. Registration fees and tuition are nonrefundable.

Emergency Drop-In Hourly Care: Tuition: $6.75 per ½ hour. (The charge will be calculated for actual time used with ½ hour minimum and thereafter ¼ hour increments.) Children must be pre-registered for Afterschool Care to use this program. Payment is due on the day of service. If you are going to use the Drop-in program frequently, you can prepay with a check or credit card and the drop-in fee will be deducted from this amount. When the pre-paid amount gets low you will be notified to replenish it. Invoices are not sent; however, if you need a receipt for your paid tuition, it will be provided.

For registration information and answers to any questions concerning the Afterschool Program, please call 410-375-4557, 410-363-0083 or 443-996-8418.

Lower School

  • Uniforms, (Kindergarten through Fifth Grade): $150 approximate in the first year
  • Lunch, daily cost (Third Grade through Fifth Grade): $4.75 per day Students may bring their own lunch.
  • Parent Association dues: $55 per year
  • Chromebook (Fifth Grade only): $421

After school care is available from 3:00 to 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. when school is in session. Each day the children will be able to select from a variety of activities including arts and crafts, table games, sports, and cheering on Garrison Forest teams. A nutritious snack will also be provided. The yearly costs range from $1,000 to $3,500, depending on how many hours and days your child is enrolled.

Middle School

All fees are on a yearly basis.

  • Textbooks and supplies: $400 (approximate)
  • Parent Association dues: $55
  • Uniforms: $300 (approximate)
  • Lunch (day students): $5.75 per day Day students may bring their own lunch
  • Chromebook: $421

Upper School

All fees are on a yearly basis.

  • Textbooks and Supplies: $400 (approximate)
  • Activities Fee: $350 day and residential
  • Parent Association dues: $55
  • Uniforms: $300 (approximate)
  • Lunch (day students): $5.75 per day Day students may bring their own lunch
  • Laptop PC: $1,160
  • Visual Arts: Range from $25-$100

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Garrison Forest offers a semester residential program for qualified juniors and seniors to participate in the school's innovative partnership with Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Additional fees apply.

Driver's Education

Garrison Forest makes available to students a driver's education program offered by a local driving school with classroom instruction on campus. The driving school's course fee is approximately $350.

Additional Optional Program Fees

Athletics

(Middle and Upper School)

Additional fees vary by sport. All fees are on a trimester basis.

  • Interscholastic Teams: $50
  • Game Day Shirt: $30

Instrumental Music Lessons

(All Divisions)

All fees are on a yearly basis.

  • One 30-minute lesson per week: $1,160
  • One 45-minute lesson per week: $1,700
  • One 60-minute lesson or two 30-minute lessons per week: $2,200

Riding

(All Divisions)

Varies based on package and level of participation

Payment Options

To assist families with the payment of tuition, Garrison Forest offers payment options for Day, Regional, and National boarding students. Garrison Forest uses FACTS Tuition Management Systems for all tuition payment plans unless 100% of the tuition is paid by July 1. The plans administered by FACTS involve no interest charges.

Payments made to FACTS will be automatically withdrawn (ACH) from an active checking/savings account, or charged to a credit card (Master Card, Discover or American Express. No Visa). If the credit card option is chosen, FACTS charges a convenience fee, in addition to their enrollment fee. Information on these programs is mailed to all current students in January, all accepted students beginning in March and is available through either the Admission or Business Offices.

The payment options are:

Pay 100% of the tuition directly to the School by July 1.

Make two payments to FACTS: 65% by July 5th or the 20th and 35% by November 5th or the 20th. The enrollment fee is $10 per family.

Make monthly installments through FACTS: 10-month plan beginning in May, 9-month plan beginning in June or 8-month plan beginning in July. The enrollment fee is $43 per family.

Each February, current families who are up-to-date with their account are extended an Enrollment Agreement allowing them to secure their child’s place in the class for the next fall. Families will be asked to pay approximately ten percent of the tuition for the next school year to secure their child’s space. This Enrollment Agreement is due in mid-February.

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