NCGS and NYSAIS Offer Educating Girls Symposium

NCGS is partnering with the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) to present a one-day professional development symposium:

Educating Girls: Be Well, Lead Well*
Monday, April 6, 2015

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Nightingale-Bamford School
New York, NY
Keynote speaker: Rachel Simmons

This symposium will combine theory and practice to help schools improve the educational journey for girls in girls’ schools and coed schools, thereby improving the experience for all learners. The event is for all educators who work with girls in grades K-12.

Online registration is now open!

*"Be Well, Lead Well" is a tagline for Hathaway Brown School


NCGS Hosting Girls' Schools Advantage Events in New York and Los Angeles

NCGS is hosting Girls' School Advantage events in New York and Los Angeles for prospective families to learn about the effectiveness and unique environment of all-girls schools. Megan Murphy, NCGS Executive Director, will moderate a panel of students representing each of the participating member schools.

New York Girls' School Advantage

April 26, 2015
1:00 to 3:00 PM
Barnard College

Los Angeles Girls' School Advantage
May 3, 2015
1:00 to 3:00 PM
Mount Saint Mary's University

The 2014-2015 Girls' School Advantage program is sponsored by Girl Up, an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation. Girl Up gives American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls.


Save the Date for the 2015 NCGS Conference

2015 NCGS Conference
Girls' Schools Leading the Way

June 22 - 24, 2015

St. Catherine's School
Richmond, VA

The 2015 NCGS Conference will provide educators with an innovative opportunity to engage in hands-on activities, participate in content-based discussions, share classroom materials, learn about web-based teaching resources, and exchange best practices for teaching girls.

Girls' schools lead the way in graduating women who become our nation’s scientists, doctors, engineers, designers, and inventors. Research shows that girls' school graduates are six times more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology and three times more likely to consider engineering careers compared to girls who attend coed schools. Nevertheless, women continue to be vastly underrepresented in STEM careers. For this reason, the 2015 NCGS Conference will also serve as a forum for educators to further examine why so many girls choose not to pursue careers in STEM-related fields and, even more important, how we can empower girls to shift this paradigm.

We hope you will join us for From STEM to STEAM!