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Johns Hopkins Partnership

Our Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) partnership with Johns Hopkins University gives you real-world research experience in the cutting-edge labs at Johns Hopkins. Dive into science, engineering, public health, technology and more in a semester-long WISE research mentorship by JHU professors and graduate students. Since 2005, WISE students have contributed more than 17,300 research hours at Hopkins, creating new possibilities for science—and discovering just what they are capable of.

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Preschool and Lower School students love to build, discover, create and tinker. What better place to dream and design big than our unique Imagineering program? Our full-time Imagineering expert works with Preschool through 5th Grade in pre-engineering labs—one in the Preschool and one in the Lower School—to teach the problem-solving and collaborative skills students, especially girls, need to thrive in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art/design and math). It’s hands-on, brain-expanding, smile-inducing fun engineered to introduce young imaginations to new ideas.


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What’s your passion? Whatever it is, The James Center provides the spark to give it purpose. By bringing together Garrison Forest’s many hands-on learning opportunities, The James Center intersects service, financial literacy, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art/design and math) and leadership development to help you discover and shape who you are and how you want to change the world. With partnerships across Baltimore and around the globe and unique programs in and out of the Garrison Forest classroom, the nationally recognized James Center gives purpose—and limitless possibilities—to your passions.

The James Center

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We offer riding and polo programs to match your interest and skill level from beginners through veteran riders and polo players. Polo at GFS is truly unique in that we are the only girls’ school in the United States to offer the sport. Our riding program is nationally renowned and beginning in 6th Grade, riders can apply to join the Equestrian Institute, a program designed for top competitive riders. Our expert faculty guide our polo players and riders to reach their greatest potential while learning self-confidence that takes them to new heights both inside and outside of the ring.

Riding and Polo

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Design and creativity meet tools and techniques in our Creative Co-op. Four maker spaces provide high-tech (3D printers, laser cutters, power tools and more) and low-tech (craft materials and art supplies) for girls from Lower School through Upper School to make their design dreams a reality. In-class, drop-in and weekend workshop opportunities mean that there’s no shortage of time to create, design, build and explore in the Creative Co-op.

Creative Co-op

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