We're for speaking up.

Our purpose

The National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS) is the leading advocate for girls' schools, connecting and collaborating globally with individuals, schools, and organizations dedicated to educating and empowering girls.

Our principles
  • We engage the power of many voices to strengthen our schools, communities and world.
  • We challenge limits to imagine and explore new possibilities.
  • We inspire the next generation to lead with courage, competence, and empathy.
  • We prepare girls for lives of commitment, confidence, contribution and fulfillment.
Our practice
  • Advocacy: We champion the unique benefits of all-girls schools.
  • Research: We conduct, sponsor, and disseminate research on issues of importance to girls’ education.
  • Networking: We connect member schools with each other and to strategic partners to advance our work on behalf of girls.
  • Professional Development: We convene international, national, regional, and online forums to exchange best practices for educating girls.

Our job, quite simply, is to advance the efforts of girls’ schools. Why? We believe they play a vital role in helping young women develop their authentic voices and use them, loudly and proudly.

For 25 years, we’ve been collaborating with member schools all over the world, sharing research, information, and support. In our efforts to foster a vigorous and freewheeling conversation about girls’ schools, we:

  • connect our member schools with each other and with resources to advance their enrollment and fundraising efforts
  • offer school faculty and staff discussion forums
  • advise parents and girls on the benefits of girls’ schools
  • rally alumnae to support our cause

We invite you to join our cause. Become a member school or partner and add your voice to the conversation. When it comes to girls’ education, there’s always more we can do, together.

If you’d like to learn more about how the coalition can help your school, please click here.