Two years ago, a student told Garrison Forest Upper School art teacher Sarah Sachs about an Adirondack chair her brother made in a woodworking class at an area boys’ school. “I started looking into it and all of the boys’ schools had woodshops,” said Ms. Sachs. Yet, in her research, none of the area girls’ schools taught woodworking. This drove Ms. Sachs to begin her journey toward creating a woodworking class at Garrison Forest, which wrapped up its inaugural semester in January. She began by visiting one school, which has a woodworking department in each division, to start gathering ideas and learning more about the tools the students would need to get started. She was excited to realize that the GFS sculpture studio already had most of the required tools and she was able to purchase the remaining tools needed in order to launch the course.
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Isabella Lawton always knew she wanted to go to Notre Dame Preparatory school. Years ago, she saw the school at a dance recital and felt a strong sense of community.
Join St. Paul’s School for Girls for the annual Holiday Bazaar on Friday, 12/1/17 from 12:00-5:00 p.m.
This past summer, six Garrison Forest students traveled to different parts of the world for service projects as part of the school’s Jenkins Fellows program.