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Roland Park Country School Fall Fest: An Open House Experience

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Please join us on October 16 at 1:00 pm for a fun-filled day of exploration and learning.

Visiting Days at Garrison Forest School – Delivering Knowledge That Matters. To Girls. To the World.

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In addition to individual tours and visits, we also offer parents the opportunity to join us for Prospective Parent visiting days.

Baltimore Fishbowl Publishes “Guide to Baltimore Independent Schools”

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The Baltimore Fishbowl has jumped into print with the publication this week of the “Guide to Baltimore Independent Schools.”

PNC Bank Lacrosse Spotlight: Bryn Mawr Sophomore Midfielder Olivia Rubin

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Only a sophomore, Olivia Rubin has already emerged as a team leader and is among the best lacrosse players in the metro area. She had another solid season for Bryn Mawr, earning All A-Conference honors in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland. Rubin created matchup problems all season, and she had a five-goal performance against Maryvale Prep April 15. Rubin, who excels academically, has committed to Duke and was selected for the 2016 Under Armour All-America Underclass Lacrosse Tournament.

Discover Garrison Forest at their Sneak Peek Tomorrow, May 25

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Garrison Forest School is hosting a “Sneak Peek” for families interested in learning more about Garrison Forest’s all-girls’ program from Kindergarten through 12th Grade and coed Preschool (Twos through Pre-Kindergarten).

Discover Garrison Forest at their Sneak Peek May 25

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Garrison Forest School is hosting a “Sneak Peek” for families interested in learning more about Garrison Forest’s all-girls’ program from Kindergarten through 12th Grade and coed Preschool (Twos through Pre-Kindergarten).

Exciting news – Quid Nunc Named Jostens 2016 National Yearbook Program of Excellence winner for second year in a row!

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RPCS Yearbook Editors showing a little school spirit!

Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, today announced that Roland Park Country School’s yearbook has been named a 2016 Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence winner for the second year in a row – a very rare feat!

Garrison Forest 4th and 5th Graders Recreate Feats of Botany With Circuitry

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How do plants respond to their environment? Sunflowers track the sun; morning glories close up at night, and Venus flytraps sense and trap prey. Can you recreate these feats of botany and biology with circuitry?

From February 1 through February 5, the fourth and fifth-grade students at Garrison Forest School will engineer their own plants that react to external stimuli in GFS’s second annual STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art/design and math) week.

Big Fish: Garrison Forest School Starts the School Year Under New Leadership for the First Time in 20 Years

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This fall, for the first time in two decades, the Garrison Forest School community welcomes a change in leadership. Dr. Kim Roberts, a California native with an impressive and varied background in education, will take the place of long-term head Peter O’Neill, who led the independent K-12 girls’ school in Owings Mills for 20 years before retiring at the end of the 2013-2014 school year.

Replacing the beloved O’Neill, who had become a fixture at the school during his lengthy tenure, will be a challenge. But Roberts, who exudes confidence, youthful energy, and a keen sharpness, appears more than prepared to greet the task head on. Also in her favor, Roberts is a firm believer in single-sex education, of which she herself is a product. Recently, Roberts broke from her busy start-of-the-year schedule to share a bit about herself, what drew her to Garrison Forest, and her vision for the school’s  future.

You were living on the West Coast when you interviewed and accepted the position at Garrison Forest. How did you know this job, on the other side of the country, would be a good fit?

I had spent ten years in Charlottesville, Virginia, so I felt like the Mid-Atlantic was somewhat known to me. My husband is from Virginia. I also lived in Washington, D.C. for a couple years. But more than the city itself, the school felt like a good fit.

Peter O’Neill was head of the school at Garrison for 20 years. What’s it feel like to step into the position after him, given that he was a fixture here for so long?

He was incredibly supportive of me, and continues to be. That helps a lot. It’s a little daunting to follow a veteran. My feeling is that he was adored in the Garrison community, but they’re also excited for change. And, he always felt like a woman should be leading the school.

What’s at the top of your priority list as the new head of Garrison Forest?

This first year, I just need to get to know the people in the community. Schools are all about people anyway. So my top priority is to get to know the students, families, and people who work here. Beyond that, I’m really trying to look closely at our academic program, to make sure we’re delivering the best and most relevant program we can.

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