Garrison Forest empowers students to realize their full potential and live lives of purpose.

Garrison Forest School


ADMISSION

Welcome to Garrison Forest School! The Admission office is available to help you with all of your questions about the admissions process. Watch our videos, explore our website and visit us to discover what a Garrison Forest experience has to offer girls, Kindergarten through 12th Grade, and boys and girls in our Preschool (Twos through Pre-Kindergarten).


 

Visit Us

Come see all that our campus has to offer! We offer opportunities throughout the year to experience GFS for yourself.

  • Parent Open House
  • Garrison Getaway
  • Campus Tour 

Learn more

Ready to learn more about Garrison Forest School? Fill out an inquiry form to get information from our Admissions Counselors.

 

 

Apply

Ready to apply? Get deadlines and information about the application process.


 

Get Here!

GFS is conveniently located to the Baltimore Beltway and offers a variety of transportation options for families in Greater Baltimore, Carroll and Howard Counties.

Contact

Phone: (410) 559-3111

Fax: (410) 363-8441

Email: admission@gfs.org

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.