Owings Mills, Maryland, USA
All Girls, No Religious Affiliation
Guided by our motto, Esse Quam Videri—To Be Rather Than To Seem, Garrison Forest School's college preparatory program balances high standards within a welcoming, spirited atmosphere that enables each student to flourish intellectually and individually. Since 1910, Garrison Forest has prepared young women has empowered girls to realize their full potential and to live lives of purpose.
Our diverse student body and boarding community brings together young women from seven states and five countries. G. Peter O'Neill, Jr., Head of School since 1994, and a dedicated faculty, administration, and staff pride themselves on close faculty/student relationships and a classroom environment focusing on personal achievement and collaborative learning. All students follow a college preparatory track and matriculate to a four-year college. Advanced Placement (A.P.) courses are offered in every discipline. We also offer a 1:1 Tablet PC program on our fully wired campus.
Located on 110 acres outside of Baltimore, the school’s park-like campus offers collegiate-quality academic, athletic, arts, and residential facilities. Our innovative partnership with The Johns Hopkins University, the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), matches students with a Hopkins professor and lab to conduct research in science and engineering. Students may apply to be a Jenkins Fellow for an in-depth service learning project of their choice. Our new Equine and Veterinary Science program, expanded Robotics program, arts offerings, competitive interscholastic athletics (including riding and Polo at the national levels) and many clubs meet every interest, broaden horizons, and provide leadership development. With Baltimore, Washington, D.C., New York City and other Mid-Atlantic cities and states nearby, students enjoy a variety of weekend activities.
Garrison Forest is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Association of Independent Maryland Schools.