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Garrison Forest School announces the launch of the Boyce Center for Learning and Thriving


OWINGS MILLS, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 12, 2024--

Garrison Forest School (Garrison Forest), the premier private, independent girls' school located in greater Baltimore County region, announces today the launch of the Boyce Center for Learning and Thriving (the Boyce Center).

With a long history of excellence in educating girls and expertise in how girls learn best, Garrison Forest helps students find their voice, develop resiliency, and flourish academically. The Boyce Center is a hub that unites the school’s academic, counseling and health resources to help each student become the healthiest, best version of themselves. Rooted in cross-campus collaboration, the Boyce Center builds on Garrison Forest’s focus on meeting each student where they are and giving every student her very best opportunity to learn and truly thrive.

Having served as Garrison Forest’s Middle School Head, newly appointed Director of the Boyce Center, Shannon Schmidt comments, “I look forward to the exciting work ahead. This starts with continuing to bring the vision of the Boyce Center to life and creating a space that celebrates the strengths of each student and providing them the toolbox to build upon their capabilities and passions.”

“The Boyce Center is an innovative outgrowth of our expertise in educating girls and nurturing their individuality,” said Chris A. Hughes, Garrison Forest’s Head of School. “The Boyce Center builds on the idea that girls learn best when their academic and social-emotional needs are intentionally met throughout the evolution of their learning journey. We are confident the Boyce Center will elevate the experience of all our students.”