For more than 110 years, Garrison Forest School has been committed to excellence in educating girls and young women. As we look to the future, we see an opportunity to embrace our long tradition of excellence while building a campus and program that is comprehensive, innovative and poised to educate the students of tomorrow. Each of the following seeks to elevate the full Garrison Forest experience for our current students and for generations of Garrison students to come.
ANNOUNCING: The Amabel Boyce ’70 Center for Learning and Thriving. Perhaps the most visible initiative is the creation of the Amabel Boyce ’70 Center for Learning and Thriving, which will create a vital connection between our approach to teaching and learning, academic support and enrichment, and well-being and social-emotional learning for students in every division. Focused specifically on research-based best practices for teaching and supporting girls and young women, the Boyce Center will unite the school’s strong resources to address the whole student, within and beyond the classroom. This Center will have a positive impact on every student through increased levels of support, opportunities for academic enrichment and a cohesive approach to wellness and well-being. We are thrilled to launch this program in fall 2024, and the search for a Center Director is currently underway.
Renovations to F.E. White. F.E. White, one of our key Upper School buildings, will undergo renovations over the summer. Built in 1974, F.E. White is home to our English and History and Social Sciences departments, as well as our College Counseling team. In keeping with our vision of elevating each student’s experience, F.E. White will join Marshall-Offutt, which was renovated in 2019, as a modern and efficient space to learn, teach and collaborate.
The Young Scholarships. The generosity of alumnae sisters has provided for the creation of two scholarship opportunities for our community present and future. The Elizabeth Welsh Young '40 Memorial Scholarship will be a partial award for 5th through 8th Grade, and the Hyatt Hood Young '42 Memorial Scholarships will provide a full day scholarship for an Upper School student in 9th through 12th grade. Click here to learn more.
Each of these initiatives has been made possible through the generosity of our alumnae. It’s a powerful statement about the present and future of GFS and a clear demonstration of how impactful philanthropic support within our community can be.
Stay tuned for more details about each of these!