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Garrison Forest School


2019-20 Tuition


Parent-Toddler $1,550
Two-Day Twos $2,715
Three-Day Twos $4,075


Five-Day Twos $5,535
Three-Day Threes $5,640
Five-Day Threes $7,695
Pre-K $12,180

Above pricing is Preschool tuition until noon. Please see pricing for Preschool aftercare programs below under "Additional Fees and Expenses." 

Lower School




Grades 1-5



Middle School (Day)

Grades 6-8



Upper School (Day)

Grades 9-12




National Boarding (Grades 8-12)



International Boarding (Grades 8-12)


Health Center Fee $520
Tuition Refund Insurance Plan 1.68% of
net tuition
Global Health Insurance Plan $2,490

Additional Fees and Expenses

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


Lower School

  • Uniforms, (Kindergarten through Fifth Grade): $150 approximate in the first year
  • Lunch, daily cost (Third Grade through Fifth Grade): $4.75 per day Students may bring their own lunch.
  • Parent Association dues: $55 per year
  • Chromebook (Fifth Grade only): $421

After school care is available from 3:00 to 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. when school is in session. Each day the children will be able to select from a variety of activities including arts and crafts, table games, sports, and cheering on Garrison Forest teams. A nutritious snack will also be provided. The yearly costs range from $1,000 to $3,500, depending on how many hours and days your child is enrolled.

Middle School

All fees are on a yearly basis.

  • Textbooks and supplies: $400 (approximate)
  • Parent Association dues: $55
  • Uniforms: $300 (approximate)
  • Lunch (day students): $5.75 per day Day students may bring their own lunch
  • Chromebook: $421

Upper School

All fees are on a yearly basis.

  • Textbooks and Supplies: $400 (approximate)
  • Activities Fee: $350 day and residential
  • Parent Association dues: $55
  • Uniforms: $300 (approximate)
  • Lunch (day students): $5.75 per day Day students may bring their own lunch
  • Laptop PC: $1,160
  • Visual Arts: Range from $25-$125

Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Garrison Forest offers a semester residential program for qualified juniors and seniors to participate in the school's innovative partnership with Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Additional fees apply.

Driver's Education

Garrison Forest makes available to students a driver's education program offered by a local driving school with classroom instruction on campus. The driving school's course fee is approximately $350.

Additional Optional Program Fees


(Middle and Upper School)

Additional fees vary by sport. All fees are on a trimester basis.

  • Interscholastic Teams: $50
  • Game Day Shirt: $30

Learn more about the Athletics Program.

Instrumental Music Lessons

(All Divisions)

All fees are on a yearly basis.

  • One private 30-minute lesson per week for 28 weeks: $1,250
  • One 45-minute lesson per week for 28 weeks: $1,820
  • One 60-minute lesson or two 30-minute lessons per week for 28 weeks: $2,360

Learn more about the Music Program


(All Divisions)

Varies based on package and level of participation

Learn more about Riding

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.