Garrison Forest School

300 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117-0211
Tel: (410)363-1500
Grades: NS-12 | 612 students
A Baltimore area Independent Day and Boarding college preparatory school for girls with a coeducational two-year-old through Pre-Kindergarten program, Garrison Forest School is dedicated to the intellectual, aesthetic, emotional, moral, physical, and spiritual growth of its students.
The school seeks to develop within each student a strong sense of integrity, identity, and self-esteem, reflecting its motto Esse Quam Videri: "To be and not to seem." The school's primary commitment is to develop and maintain a strong academic program designed to foster a spirit of inquiry, intellectual independence, and enthusiasm for learning.
Students are expected and encouraged to achieve their potential through a traditional program enhanced by innovative approaches.
They are challenged, in and out of the classroom, to lead, to serve, to make decisions, and to accept responsibilities for consequences.
Respect, trust, warmth, and joy combine to create an atmosphere in which all members of the School community can grow.
Ultimately, the goal of Garrison Forest School is for each student to become confident and prepared to contribute to a complex and challenging world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other special emphasis association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1910

Student Body

Total Students 612 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade Garrison Forest School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 66 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
78%
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses English Language, English Literature, Calculus AB and BC, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, US History, Art History, AP Portfolio, French, Spanish, Latin,
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 13 / Feb. 7 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tution ranges from $2500 for 2-day Twos to $48,200 for national/international boarding
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,000
Acceptance Rate
45%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate Alison Greer

Sports

Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Polo, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Winter TrackBadmintonBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianField Hockey,
GolfIndoor Soccer,
LacrossePolo,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashTennis,
Winter Track

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Book Club, Debate Club, GREEN Club, JSA, Christian Club, Model UN, Riding Club, Politics Club, Literary Magazine, Spanish and Latin Clubs, Anime Club, Games Club, Cooking Club, Multicultural Student Alliance Club Book Club, Debate Club, GREEN Club, JSA, Model UN, Riding Club, Politics Club, Anime Club, Games Club, Cooking Club, Christian Club,
Literary Magazine,
Spanish and Latin Clubs,
Multicultural Student Alliance Club,

School Notes:

  • A Baltimore area Independent Day and Boarding college preparatory school for girls with a coeducational two-year-old through Pre-Kindergarten program, Garrison Forest School is dedicated to the intellectual, aesthetic, emotional, moral, physical, and spiritual growth of its students. The school seeks to develop within each student a strong sense of integrity, identity, and self-esteem, reflecting its motto Esse Quam Videri: "To be and not to seem." The school's primary commitment is to develop and maintain a strong academic program designed to foster a spirit of inquiry, intellectual independence, and enthusiasm for learning. Students are expected and encouraged to achieve their potential through a traditional program enhanced by innovative approaches. They are challenged, in and out of the classroom, to lead, to serve, to make decisions, and to accept responsibilities for consequences. Respect, trust, warmth, and joy combine to create an atmosphere in which all members of the School community can grow. Ultimately, the goal of Garrison Forest School is for each student to become confident and prepared to contribute to a complex and challenging world.

Profile last updated: 06/11/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Jemicy School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Thomas Parish Day School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Thomas Parish Day School (0.7 miles away)
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    St. Thomas Parish Day School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 10 students
    0.7 miles
    232 Saint Thomas Lane
    Owings Mills, MD 21117
    (410)363-1874
    0.7PK-K
    10
  • Owings Mills
    Grades: PK-8 | 528 students
    0.8 miles
    35 Rosewood La.
    Owings Mills, MD 21117
    (410)644-3454
    0.8PK-8
    528
  • Owings Mills
    Grades: NS-PK | 35 students
    0.9 miles
    2 Park Center Court
    Owings Mills, MD 21117
    (410)998-3932
    0.9NS-PK
    35
  • Owings Mills
    Torah Institute
    All-boys (Jewish)
    Grades: PK-8 | 618 students
    1 miles
    35 Rosewood Ln
    Owings Mills, MD 21117
    (410)654-3500
    1PK-8
    618
  • Owings Mills
    Grades: NS-PK | 20 students
    1.1 miles
    9199 Reisterstown Road
    Owings Mills, MD 21117
    (410)581-2273
    1.1NS-PK
    20

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