With over 40 teams, the Garrison Forest Athletics Department aims to provide students with numerous opportunities to compete and develop while fostering a strong sense of integrity, self-esteem, cooperation, sportsmanship, responsibility, and loyalty.
As part of a schoolwide focus on public health and STEM, our WISE partnership with Johns Hopkins University provides you with real-world, relevant research experience in the labs at Johns Hopkins. Work alongside JHU professors and grad student mentors to dive deeper into real issues and discover new interests.
From beginners to veteran riders and polo players, our nationally renowned riding programs cater to students of all skill levels. Polo at GFS is unique, as we are the only girls' school in the US to offer the sport. Beginning in 6th Grade, riders can apply to join the Equestrian Institute, a program designed for competitive riders.
Our boarding program is fully integrated into our overall educational experience, one that keeps girls and their specific developmental needs at the forefront of everything we do. An immersive experience that prioritizes character development, global competency and wellness, residential life at GFS is a caring and tight-knit community.
From our youngest learners through advanced courses in our Upper School, the STEM program at GFS prepares girls to pursue different fields and areas of interest with confidence and curiosity. Our STEM programs are integrated and intentional, building a strong foundation that nurtures an inquisitive mind.
Here, girls occupy every position—in student government, on a team, in club leadership, and more. What girls think, say, and do matters. And there is no better preparation for thriving and leading than discovering your authentic self and using your voice with confidence and power—exactly what an all-girls’ school provides.