Mission Statement: The purpose of the Garrison Forest School Parent Association is to enhance the sense of community shared among the parents, students, administration, faculty, alumnae and trustees; to enrich both the environment and the programs of the School; to facilitate and enhance communication among all constituencies; and to assist all constituencies in their efforts to advance and support the mission of the School.

Book Discussion, Monday, February 1, 6:00PM

Join us to discuss WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game by soccer star Abby Wambach. The evening will be moderated by Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice Consultants Myque Harris, MS, LCMHC & Bryanna Campbell, PSY.D.

This event is co-sponsored by the GFS Alumnae Board and Parent Association.

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POSTPONED Yoga with Sarah Leite, Friday, January 22, 11:00AM

As this day has been designated for online learning only, we have decided to reschedule this event. Please check back for details.

Start the New Year off right with some powerful holistic tools! Join us for a one-hour class of movement (Vinyasa yoga), breathing techniques and guided relaxation.

Registration fee is $10; click the image to register.

Virtual New Parent Happy Hours

New parents in Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 6th Grade and 9th Grade  are invited for connection and conversation at a Virtual Happy Hour with current parents.

Click on the image for your event details and registration.


Multicultural Potluck Virtual Event - Postponed!

Each year, our community enjoys the Multicultural Potluck dinner, a celebration that encourages families to share a dish or recipe that is meaningful to their culture or family. Normally, the evening brings us together to celebrate the rich diversity in the Garrison Forest community by sharing food from around the world and enjoying student performances, music, and art. While we cannot be physically together this year, we still want to capture the spirit of this fun annual event that is so loved by our students and families. 

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The Social Institute

The Parent Association is partnering with GFS to launch a new initiative with The Social Institute, which gives all parents access to a social media Resource Portal. This helpful site is updated with the latest social media info in real-time, allowing you to stay ahead of trending apps, privacy settings and necessary conversations to have about social media and technology. Click on the image for sign-up instructions!

Volunteer at GFS

Become a Parent Association Committee Volunteer! There are several ways for you to get involved with the GFS Parent Association. Click here for more information on committees and to fill out the volunteer form.

Grizzly Gear

In need of some extra sweatshirts and other uniform apparel? Grizzly Gear is a volunteer-run store that sells gently worn GFS uniforms and accessories at a discounted price. 

Host a Boarder

Volunteers plan activities or identify items to purchase that support or enhance the experience of our boarding students.


    Resources and Information


    There are many ways to get involved in the GFS community. The opportunities range in size, scope and commitment level. Upon submitting your interest form, you will be contacted by a member of the Parent Liaison or Faculty/Staff in the area in which you expressed interest.

    Click here, to fill out the volunteer form. Thank you!  

    Contact Us

    Katie Willett Santarelli '95 
    Parent Association

    Courtney Gotlin
    Vice President
    Parent Association


    Kate Gugerty
    Director of Community Engagement
    (office located on the 2nd floor of Manor House)