Middle School

Getting to know all of our Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade students first as people is at the heart of what we do. This is the avenue that allows us to challenge, teach, coach, mentor, guide, advise and inspire each of our charges to help them learn and discover who they are, what they are passionate about, what they stand for and who they will become. Our program is intentionally designed to offer a breadth of curricular choices both inside and outside of the classroom.

An Upper School student once said it best: "I am thankful to Garrison Forest for letting me be a writer, then a runner, and a scientist all in the same day." I invite you to visit our school to experience first-hand the wonders of a Garrison Forest education for your daughter and to learn how she can be empowered to realize her full potential and live a life of purpose.


Shannon Schmidt
Head of Middle School

Our Program

When you walk into our Garrison Forest Middle School building, there is a buzz that you can hear, see, and feel. Learning takes place in the classrooms, auditorium, breakout spaces, and hallways. Students are meeting with teachers and other students. Questions are being asked, answers are being articulated, and true listening is taking place. The culture of learning, community and togetherness embodies so much of the Garrison Spirit.


We welcome your inquiries and visit. Join us for a Prospective Parent Visiting Day or schedule a tour and visit at your convenience.

Shannon Schmidt 
Head of Middle School
(410) 559-3286