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Lead, Create and Innovate at GFS

Lead, create, contribute, explore and express yourself: GFS is designed to help you find your unique path to success. Our all-girls' education for K–12th Grade keeps girls at the forefront of everything we do, challenging and enriching our students in positive and productive ways. Our priority is guiding and supporting you as you discover your authentic self and use your voice with confidence and power.

Garrison Forest School field hockey players holding the trophy in the rain after winning the championship.


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.

A Garrison Forest School student conducting a medical research project, putting droplets into small vials.

WISE Partnership with Johns Hopkins

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.

A Garrison Forest School equestrian student riding a horse over a jump.

Riding & Polo

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.

Garrison Forest School students huddled together on a couch for the photo.


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.

Two Garrison Forest School elementary students taking turns looking through a microscope.

Integrated STEM

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.

A group of Garrison Forest School students working on a science experiment.


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.

Real Talk

"At Garrison you can form amazing relationships with teachers and students, which allows you to feel comfortable in who you are and to blossom."

Molly W., Student '24

"I'm proud to go to Garrison Forest because the teachers and students are amazing. I also have classes with friends from all over the world."

Rayah H., Student '24

"I chose to board at GFS because of the lifelong friendships that Garrison girls build. I was looking for enriching and fulfilling academic opportunities and a learning environment that would allow me to thrive. Being in a community where students have close relationships with their teachers has helped me to succeed as a student and a young woman."

Erika S., Student '24

"I chose to study at Garrison Forest because of the sense of community. I love feeling like I am at home in a learning space. One thing that I think factors into that is the all-girls' aspect. I get to see strong women every day and that helps me feel more confident. The top-three skills I've learned are independence, a sense of leadership, and how to be my authentic self."

Ella K., Student '25
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