Affording GFS: Financial Assistance

We recognize that joining our community is an investment in your daughter’s future. At Garrison Forest, she will find and embrace her unique path to success within a community that is built around supporting and empowering her through her journey to be her best self.

Our need-based program, which begins in Kindergarten, provides financial assistance to qualified families. While the school cannot guarantee aid, we strive to offer aid to the widest socioeconomic range of students our funds can afford. Financial assistance provided by GFS comes in the form of a grant that reduces the cost of tuition and does not need to be repaid.

Family Circumstances

Just like each Garrison Forest student is an individual, each family has different financial situations and concerns. Below are just a few examples of how different types of families are able to support their child’s education here:

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Phone: (410) 559-3111

Fax: (410) 363-8441


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.