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

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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 Senior Lila Bennett ’19 Helps Seal NYTS polo championship

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Garrison Polo

Garrison Forest polo player Lila Bennett ‘19 helped lead her team to victory in the National Youth Tournament Series (NYTS) championship in Colorado over Labor Day Weekend, beating the opposing girls’ team 6.5 to 1 to seal the championship. Lila represented the East Coast and competed as one of eight talented up-and-coming young female polo players from across the country in the first invitational Girls All-Star Challenge which took place alongside the Cecil Cup Challenge. Lila was selected from a pool of NYTS All-Stars named for their exceptional horsemanship, sportsmanship and skill, both on and off the field.

Congratulations to Gilman’s Class of 2018

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Gilman Graduation Ceremony 2018

The 115 members of Gilman’s Class of 2018 marked their high school graduation on Sunday, June 10. Speakers included valedictorian Matthew Ziwen Mu, Board of Trustees President Scott Wieler, and Headmaster Henry P.A. Smyth. Before the graduates received their diplomas, several students won awards for scholarship, athletic performance, or community service. In what has become a tradition, Gilman’s a cappella group, the Traveling Men, sang “The Parting Song,” based on a 17th-century Scottish song. To conclude the ceremony, pairs of graduates left the stage with a special handshake, hug, or selfie. Congratulations to these new Gilman alumni:

Carey Foundation Endows College Counseling Center and Lecture Series at Gilman School

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Ribbon cutting during the dedication of the renovated Carey Hall in 2007.

Headmaster Henry P. A. Smyth announced a $3 million investment from the W. P. Carey Foundation to endow the Gilman School college counseling program. This leadership gift to the School’s First Things First campaign is the largest donation to support college counseling received by the School. 

Toddler Tuesdays at Calvert School May 29 – Free event for children ages 2 and 3

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Calvert Tuesday Toddler DaysEnjoy a special story time and activity with your toddler. This event is open to children ages two to three. Healthy snacks will be served.

Toddler Tuesdays at Calvert School – Free event for children ages 2 and 3

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Calvert Tuesday Toddler DaysEnjoy a special story time and activity with your toddler. This event is open to children ages two to three. Healthy snacks will be served.

Summer is Anything but Quiet at Gilman

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Gilman nature campShortly after school is out, Gilman comes alive once again with a variety of enrichment and skill-building summer programs for girls and boys in grades K-12.

Garrison Forest School Graduating Seniors are Art School Bound

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GFS 2018 Art Schol BoundFor years, Garrison Forest School has joined many other schools across the nation in holding a “signing day” to celebrate athletes signing letters of intent to attend and play Division 1 college sports. On Tuesday, May 8, GFS recognized the school’s five students bound for art colleges with an inaugural Arts Signing Day.

Friends School of Baltimore switches to 100% solar, wind electricity

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Friends School of Baltimore is pleased to announce that, effective July 1, 2018, the school will power its electricity using 100% solar and wind energy.

Boys’ Latin Recognizes Senior Student Athletes

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The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland held an event this week to recognize and celebrate 31 seniors who have been invited and agreed to play for a college team in the fall.

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