Though innovative, our excellent Boarding Program is far from new. For nearly 100 years, we have offered girls the opportunity to live and learn here and prepared them for an exciting future. Being a part of our safe, supportive boarding program is one of the best ways to negotiate the transition to college with comparative ease. Garrison Forest provides several boarding programs and countless opportunities for girls in Grades 8-12 to become independent, forge lasting friendships, and gain immeasurable self-confidence to tackle life's many transitions.
National and International Boarding Program
The traditional, 24/7 residential life option has long been the foundation of our boarding program. Students come from across the globe and around the country to live here September through June, with school closing for holiday and spring breaks.
Regional Boarding Program
For students who live within a two-hour drive, the regional boarding program offers the choice of remaining on campus for all or part of the weekend. This option is available only to U.S. citizens who are living with their parents.
Short-Term Boarding Program for Day Students
Upper School day students have a variety of options for significant short-term and long-term boarding opportunities. Students choose to live on campus while participating in the Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) program, athletics, student leadership activities and artistic endeavors. Beyond the cost of day student tuition, day student boarding may encompass a full year, one trimester, or a shorter time at a pro-rated cost.
"At GFS, everyone knows everyone and is so friendly. My friends, boarders and day students, and teammates are like another family. Boarding at an all-girls' school has helped me to be more confident and try things I never would have before."
What is Boarding at Garrison Forest all about? Spend the night at our Garrison Getaway Thursday, November 3- Friday, November 4 and find out!
Day One Schedule:
- 6:15 PM arrival
- Eat dinner with faculty and students in our collegiate-level dining hall
- Enjoy evening activities, including a performance of the GFS fall play
- Spend the night with current boarders in the dormitory
Day Two Schedule:
Prospective Students: Attend classes, interview with an Admission committee member
Parents: Meet administrators, lunch with GFS faculty and students, interview with an Admission committee member.
Please note, this event is reserved for students who live outside of the Baltimore area. Call the Admission Office at 410-559-3111.