Empowering students to achieve their fullest potential and live lives of purposethis has been the core of Garrison Forest School since 1910. What was an innovative educational mission for girls at the turn of the 20th century remains so in the 21st century.
At Garrison Forest School, we prepare our students in and out of the classroom to thrive in a complex, changing world by: challenging them to strive for academic excellence and to grow into informed, independent, and creative thinkers; cultivating an authentic and resilient sense of self, grounded in respect and integrity; creating a diverse and inclusive community built on a spirit of caring; and inspiring young women to lead and to serve with passion, purpose, and joy.
The Garrison Forest School community is deeply committed to equity, honesty, kindness, and respect as part of the educational experience. To this end, we: celebrate diversity both within our community and our curriculum; are concerned for the well-being of all people; seek to build the self-esteem of all people; and aspire to promote the understanding of all people.
Upper School is the culmination of the Garrison Forest School experience, supported by an expert and committed faculty dedicated to every aspect of a girl's growth. Personalized preparation for college and for a successful and meaningful life is the hallmark of the Upper School experience at GFS.