Financial Assistance

We recognize that joining our community is an investment in your daughter’s future, and we're here to help you at every step of the journey. Please take a moment to read about our Financial Assistance program to see how we can make a GFS education more affordable for your family. You can also browse our FAQ section for commonly asked questions. We look forward to working with you and your family throughout the application process!

2020-21 Tuition

Additional Fees and Expenses

*Fees below are listed for the current academic year and are subject to change.

Payment Options

To assist families with the payment of tuition, Garrison Forest offers payment options for Day, Regional, and National boarding students. Garrison Forest uses FACTS Tuition Management Systems for all tuition payment plans unless 100% of the tuition is paid by July 1. The plans administered by FACTS involve no interest charges.

Payments made to FACTS will be automatically withdrawn (ACH) from an active checking/savings account, or charged to a credit card (Master Card, Discover or American Express. No Visa). If the credit card option is chosen, FACTS charges a convenience fee, in addition to their enrollment fee. Information on these programs is mailed to all current students in January, all accepted students beginning in March and is available through either the Admission or Business Offices.

The payment options are:

Pay 100% of the tuition directly to the School by July 1.

Make two payments to FACTS: 65% by July 5th or the 20th and 35% by November 5th or the 20th. The enrollment fee is $10 per family.

Make monthly installments through FACTS: 10-month plan beginning in May, 9-month plan beginning in June or 8-month plan beginning in July. The enrollment fee is $43 per family.

Each February, current families who are up-to-date with their account are extended an Enrollment Agreement allowing them to secure their child’s place in the class for the next fall. Families will be asked to pay approximately ten percent of the tuition for the next school year to secure their child’s space. This Enrollment Agreement is due in mid-February.

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 and Why a Girls' School.