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Garrison Forest School Receives Largest Gift in School History for Construction and Renovations


Garrison Forest School Renovations

Garrison Forest School (GFS) received a $5 million gift to support several ongoing and future projects, including a full renovation of the main Upper School building and the construction of a new dormitory, both of which are slated for completion this summer. Gifted by an anonymous alumna donor, the donation represents the largest single philanthropic gift in the independent school’s 109-year history.

“The renovation of the Elinor Purves McLennan Library, the construction of the new dormitory and the complete renovation of the Upper School’s main building are projects designed to serve our students by making sure that our facilities match the high quality of our academic, residential and extracurricular programs,” said Head of School Chris Hughes.

Garrison Forest Girls Take on Woodworking


Garrison School Woodworking 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.

Garrison Forest School Joins Inaugural Year of the New Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League

Garrison Forest School Mountain Bike Team This fall marked the beginning of a first for GFS—and Maryland—as Garrison Forest added a mountain biking team to its list of Upper School fall sports. GFS joined the Maryland Interscholastic Cycling league, which is in its first year in the state, as the only girls’ school in Maryland to participate. The Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League was organized in 2017 to provide a fun, safe and high-quality mountain biking program for students in grades 6 to 12.

Garrison Forest Combats Cyberbullying with “Digital Kindness Week”


When Garrison Forest launched its first Digital Kindness Week in 2014, the program was designed as a week full of activities for middle school girls to help combat cyberbullying and other online issues by driving home the message of good digital citizenship. In the mere three

The Baltimore Fishbowl Guide to Baltimore Independent Schools is Here


Baltimore Fishbowl Second Annual Guide to Baltimore Independent Schools has arrived.

Garrison Forest Varsity Polo Wins 2017 Girls’ National Interscholastic Championship


On Sunday April 23, Garrison Forest Varsity Polo took home the Girls’ National Interscholastic Championship in an exciting match against the defending champions, Maryland Polo Club.

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.

Free Public Screening of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap at Garrison Forest School Feb. 22


Join Garrison Forest School for this free screening of CODE:  Debugging the Gender Gap followed by a Q&A with Director/Producer Robin Hauser Reynolds.

When:  February 22, 2017 6:30pm

Where:  Garrison Forest School 300 Garrison Forest Rd, Owings Mills

Click here to register.