Registration Open for DC-Metro Area Educating Girls Symposium

Following successful events in New York City and Los Angeles, NCGS is excited to bring its Educating Girls Symposium to the Mid-Atlantic region!

Educating Girls Symposium

Developing Leadership Through Wellness and Mindfulness
April 15, 2016
Madeira School
McLean, VA (DC-Metro Area)
Featured speaker: Rachel Simmons

Hosted in partnership with:
The Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington
Virginia Association of Independent Schools

The NCGS Educating Girls Symposium is a professional development offering that provides educators an opportunity to convene and exchange best practices for teaching and working with girls. Developing Leadership Through Wellness and Mindfulness will be the theme of the day with discussions revolving around the intersection of leadership, resilience, and wellness.

Click here to register today!


NCGS Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS) is proudly celebrating a quarter century of advancing girls' education!
A passionate belief in the transformative value of an all-girls education led girls' schools leaders to call on their colleagues to conduct research. Strengthened by their new data, the leadership of both the Coalition of Girls' Boarding Schools and the Coalition of Girls' Day Schools realized there was great power in collective action. In the fall of 1991, the two organizations merged to form NCGS with 56 member schools.

Collaboration replaced competition. Research supported beliefs. Girls' schools were recognized as models of innovation. The climate and conversation shifted, shining a beacon on girls' schools as experts in the education and healthy development of girls. Within a decade, girls' schools were experiencing a renaissance. Today, NCGS has 200 national and international schools (independent, public, charter, religiously-affiliated) with a network of 10,000 educators, 60,000 students, and 700,000 alumnae.

To learn more about the Coalition's history, take a moment to view our new History and Reflections on 25 Years webpages. And if you haven't seen the recent Raising Girls' Voices blog post, there you will find thoughts from the Coalition's founding Co-Executive Directors, Meg Moulton and Whitty Ransome, regarding what the NCGS community means to them.


New "The Girls School Advantage: By The Numbers Video" Now Available

NCGS is pleased to provided our members a newly enhanced version of "The Girls' School Advantage: By the Numbers" video.

A presentation of research highlights, this five and half minute-long animated slide show helps make the case for the unique benefits of all-girls schools by providing quantitative and qualitative information from third-party experts. This video is available free of charge to our member schools as an advocacy outreach resource and electronic companion to the NCGS family of print publications.

NCGS encourages our members to share "The Girls' School Advantage: By the Numbers" through social media via the NCGS YouTube channel and to download the presentation to add to your school's website. In addition, it is an extremely effective tool for several school departments.

To receive access to the video download page for member school use, please email Olivia Haas.