From Kindergarten through 12th Grade, participation in co-curricular activities and clubs provides students with an important avenue for exploring an area of interest, developing leadership skills and furthering connections with others.

Lower School

Lower School offers a variety of after school co-curricular activities for girls designed to spark intellectual curiosity, celebrate creativity, encourage physical activity, enhance social skills and broaden an awareness of the world.

  • Girl Scouts: Brownies
  • Girl Scouts: Juniors
  • Robotics
  • Music: Individually scheduled (28-week sessions) Private, afterschool lessons are offered in piano and violin beginning in Kindergarten. Guitar and flute are offered beginning in Grades 4 and 5.
  • Riding
  • Lacrosse
  • Basketball
  • Ecology Club
  • Dance: Two, eight-week sessions offered fall through spring for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3
  • STEM Club
  • Additional classes in cooking, art and knitting are scheduled each semester, generally on Mondays.

Middle School

In Middle School, the focus is on Community Time which allows for all students in grades 6-8 to participate in community-wide bonding activities that are both student-and-teacher-initiated. In addition to Community Time activities, current clubs include:

  • Debate Club
  • Robotics
  • Chorus
  • Forum
  • Future City

Upper School

All Upper School clubs are student initiated and student run in conjunction with a faculty advisor. All students are encouraged to participate in clubs at some level. As students develop new areas of interest, they may start a new club by submitting a proposal to Forum, the student government. Recent clubs have included:

  • Anime
  • ASA (Asian Students Association)
  • BSA (Black Student Association)
  • Book Club
  • Callisto, the GFS literary magazine
  • Club Jhpiego
  • DaVinci Club
  • Debate Club
  • Fashion Collective
  • The F(eminism) Word
  • First Aid
  • French Club
  • Games Club
  • Spectrum
  • International Club
  • Jewish Student Association(J.S.A.)
  • Knitting
  • Latin Club
  • Math Club
  • Model UN
  • One Love
  • Paw Print (student newspaper)
  • Poetry
  • Politics Club
  • Robotics Club
  • SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving)
  • Service League--projects includes volunteer work at:
    Art With a Heart
    Build-a-Block/Habitat for Humanity
    Baltimore Humane Society
    Our Daily Bread
    Ronald McDonald House
    Sarah's Hope
    My Sister's Place
    The Samaritan Women
    Special Olympics
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Diversity Leadership Council
  • Tea Club