Sarah Achenbach


St. James Academy Head Charlotte Riggs Leads with Empathy and Compassion

St. James Academy
Ms. Riggs welcomes students on the first day of school with her fairy wings.

Monkton, Md. – For her first day of school as St. James Academy’s new head of school, Charlotte Riggs made a unique – and strategic – accessory choice. She donned pastel-colored wings, which she wore to greet the 270 PreKindergarten through 8th-grade boys and girls, their parents, and the faculty and staff at St. James Academy (SJA), an independent school in Monkton.

Garrison Forest School 1 of 6 Schools Nationally Tapped by Small World Initiative to Discover New Antibiotics


Bacteria are everywhere. There are hundreds of thousands on your phone and keyboard. Millions more on the door handle to the coffee shop.

Garrison Forest School Grizzlies Sponsor New Grizzlies at the Maryland Zoo


Garrison Forest School, home of the Garrison Forest Grizzlies, is thrilled to announce two of its newest Grizzlies. They are sisters from Montana, who are new to Maryland. Their hobbies include digging, dragging tree limbs around, wrestling and growling. Oh yes, and they’re covered in fur.

Garrison Forest School Senior Launches Dating App


Everyone needs a little nudge now and then, especially on Valentine’s Day. Vasiliki “Vasi” Argeroplos, a tech savvy, teenaged app developer, knows that when it comes to nudging her generation, digital is the way to go.

Garrison Forest School Adds New Outdoor Classroom



Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills has long used its sprawling, wooded, 110-acre campus as a learning lab. Biology classes take samples at the campus pond.

Garrison Forest School Junior Among Top High School Linguists in U.S. and Canada


Channing Capacchione, junior at Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, is one of seven students in Maryland to qualify for the second round of the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO).

Garrison Forest Middle School Chorus Members to Perform at Carnegie Hall on March 7



Garrison Forest School’s award-winning Middle School Chorus has been invited by Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) to perform at Carnegie Hall on March 7 in the Music for Middle School Mixed Choir entitled “Between Heaven and Earth.” Twenty-five members of the GFS Middle School Chorus will sing as part of the 200-member middle school choir, one of three choirs performing that evening.

What Does a Week of STEAM Look Like at Garrison Forest School?

Programming an interactive plant for 4th and 5th Grade STEAM Week.
Programming an interactive plant for 4th and 5th Grade STEAM Week.

Last week, Garrison Forest School hosted its second annual STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art/design and math) Week for its fourth and fifth grade students.