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NCGS Events

NCGS Hosting Girls' School Advantage Programs in New York and Los Angeles

NCGS is hosting Girls' School Advantage advocacy outreach events in New York and Los Angeles for prospective families and community-based organizations to learn about the effectiveness and unique environment of all-girls schools. The program features a moderated panel of students from each of the participating schools.

New York Girls' School Advantage
April 15, 2018
1:00 to 3:00 PM
New York Academy of Medicine
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Los Angeles Girls' School Advantage
April 29, 2018
1:00 to 3:00 PM
Occidental College
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Philanthropic Round Table: Engaging and Educating Girls and Women to be Strategic Philanthropists

Monday, February 26, 2018
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Club 101
New York, NY

Philanthropic Round Table: Engaging and Educating Girls and Women to be Strategic Philanthropists
Presented by Miss Hall's School and NCGS

The Philanthropic Round Table (PRT) was established by Miss Hall's School in 1997 to raise the level of discourse on women and philanthropy. Women today are attaining advanced degrees at higher rates and have greater resources upon which to draw. As such, they are in an increasingly powerful position to make and influence philanthropic decisions.

NCGS is proud to join Miss Hall's School as a partner in hosting the 2018 Philanthropic Round Table. You will hear from, and have opportunities to join discussion groups with thought-leaders representing educational institutions, foundations, and non-profit organizations. Together, we will strategize ways to engage girls and women in becoming life-long philanthropists.

A morning panel will be followed by small break-out discussions. Registration will open in October.


NCGS Educating Girls' Symposium

NCGS is hosting our Educating Girls Symposium at Westridge School in Los Angeles October 23, 2017. This professional development opportunity is for educators to come together and exchange best practices for teaching and working with girls. 


NCGS and Grand Classroom Offer Leadership Retreat

NCGS is delighted to offer member schools the opportunity to participate in a leadership trip to the Grand Canyon on June 27-July 1, 2015, in partnership with the experienced travel company Grand Classroom. The retreat is designed to bring together groups of high school student leaders -- and their faculty advisers -- to share ideas and hone their leadership skills through hands-on, collaborative activities in one of the most inspiring destinations on earth. Students will return to their schools with the tools and skills necessary to be even more effective, empathic leaders.

The registration deadline is February 16, 2015. For more information, please click here or contact John Raymond at (800) 839-6424.


NCGS Hosting Girls' School NET Event in New Orleans

NCGS will host a Girls' School NET: Networking and Empowering Together reception in New Orleans on January 26, 2015. Girls' School NET events are a unique opportunity for our member schools to connect with their alumnae and fellow educators from other NCGS member schools.

For advancement offices, Girls' School NET receptions are ready-made, cost-effective regional alumnae events. Participation fees are based on how many guests attend from your school. Invite your alumnae to make three powerful connections in one evening: engage with their alma mater, unite with classmates in their region, and network with local girls' school alumnae.

The Girls' School NET is also a great way for administrators and educators to connect with peers working in a common capacity or discipline across the U.S. and abroad from a network of 200 NCGS member schools. Receptions are complimentary for NCGS member school representatives.


2015 NCGS Conference "From STEM to STEAM"


2015 NCGS Conference
From STEM to STEAM: Girls' Schools Leading the Way

June 22 - 24, 2015
St. Catherine's School
Richmond, Virginia

From STEM to STEAM will be an innovative opportunity for educators 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.


NCGS Hosting Girls' Schools Advantage Events in Seattle, Baltimore, and Los Angeles

NCGS is hosting Girls' School Advantage events in Seattle, Baltimore, and Los Angeles for prospective families to learn about the effectiveness and unique environment of all-girls schools. Researcher Dr. Linda Sax of UCLA will present highlights from her study Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College.

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National Conference on Girls’ Education 2014

Save the date for the National Conference on Girls’ Education!

February 7-9, 2014

Co-hosted by Young Women’s Leadership Network and National Coalition of Girls' Schools at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

NCGE 2014 is for educators, practitioners, and researchers to share ideas and resources to continue to advance the best possible practices for the education of girls. RFP, sponsor, and registration information will be available fall 2013.


NCGS Hosting The Girls' School Advantage in LA

Date: June 9, 2013
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Place: Loyola High School (1901 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles)
Speaker: Dr. Linda Sax, UCLA

NCGS is hosting an event for Los Angeles area prospective families to learn about the effectiveness and unique environment of all-girls schools. Participating NCGS member schools include The Archer School for Girls, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Marlborough School, Marymount High School, Ramona Convent, and Westridge School.


NCGS Hosting Reception at CASE-NAIS Conference

Are you attending the CASE-NAIS Independent Schools Conference? If so, please join NCGS Executive Director, Megan Murphy, and Deputy Director, Emilie Liebhoff at a reception for advancement professionals.


Educating Girls Conference-Co-Sponsored by NYSAIS and NCGS

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Marymount School
Speaker: JoAnn Deak

"A Look at the Current Brain Research in Girls: Important Windows of Neuro-sensitivity in the First Two Decades of Life."

This workshop 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.


Member Events

Marymount School to Host Second Annual W.O.W. Student Summit

Young Women Change-Makers and Pioneering Trendsetters is the theme for Marymount’s second annual W.O.W. Student Summit on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9:00am-3:00pm. The day will showcase keynote speakers, presentations and performances to creatively teach the true definition of feminism and promote gender equality.
Click here for more information.


Academy of the New Church to Host Author Julie Lythcott-Haims

Academy of the New Church will host guest speaker Julie Lythcott-Haims on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 7:00 P.M. in the Mitchell Performing Arts Center.

 Lythocott-Haims is a writer, speaker, parent-expert, former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University, and New York Times best selling author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare your Kid for Success. She draws on research, conversations with admissions counselors, educators, employers, and her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to offer practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Lythcott-Haims is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Law School, and California College of the Arts.

Community members are welcome to attend.

Click here for tickets. For more information please call 267-502-2539.


Foxcroft School Offers Free “Jump into Game Design” Computer Coding Event for Middle School Girls

MIDDLEBURG, VA —Foxcroft School, known for its outstanding STEM program and dedication to getting girls excited about the field, invites all middle school girls to “Jump into Game Design” on Friday, September 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a free, fun-filled event on the campus of the Middleburg, VA, boarding and day school for girls. Check-in for the event begins at 5:00 p.m. that evening.

No coding experience is necessary, but girls with some background are also welcome. All participants must bring their own laptops. “Jump into Game Design” will be held in Foxcroft’s Audrey Bruce’s Currier Library and is free, but space is limited to 30 participants. Parents are encouraged to register their daughters online. For more information about the event, please contact Associate Director of Enrollment Tracey Bigelow at 540.687.4342.


Holton-Arms School to Host Global Gathering: Pedagogies and Passports

Preparing students for a complex and changing world requires educators to connect learning to the world in dynamic and engaging ways both inside the classroom and beyond. Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, MD will host a conference on Friday, October 20 to Saturday, October 21, 2017, for teachers and administrators to learn, network, and share the knowledge, resources, and tools most effective for teaching global competencies. Participants will network with fellow educators, explore the intersection between diversity, equity, inclusion, and global educations, and gain new skills and strategies to prepare student to adapt, thrive, and effect change. For more information, please contact Melissa Brown, Director of Diversity and Global Education at Holton-Arms. Registration is now open.


St. Margaret's School Hosting Girls' STEM Leadership Conference

St. Margaret's School is hosting "Heads and Hearts to Action" Girls' STEM Leadership Conference on April 20-21, 2017 in Victoria, British Columbia. The conference will bring together girls in grades 5-10 from public and independent schools across Southern Vancouver Island and the mainland for an action-packed conference. Through an incredible series of speakers, workshops, and team-building activities, the goal of the conference is to ignite girls' leadership potential by sharing stories of perseverance, ingenuity and integrity. Click here for more information and click here to register to attend.


Foxcroft School Hosting Second Annual "Teachers Take Flight" Workshop

Foxcroft School, in partnership with Kashmir World Foundation (KWF), will present the second annual “Teachers Take Flight” drone workshop this summer. Designed to provide educators with the technical skills and curriculum models to engage students in STEM subjects using unmanned aerial systems, the workshop will be held August 7-10, 2017 on Foxcroft’s campus in Middleburg, VA. During the four-day workshop, teachers and professors learn to design, fabricate, operate, and customize unmanned aerial systems embedded with single board computers and artificial intelligence to execute mission-focused projects to solve real world problems that engross students. Click here for more information.


Cranbrook Schools Hosting ReDesignEDU Workshop

Cranbrook Schools and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Edgerton Center are hosting ReDesignEDU, a workshop for K-12 educators, on June 21-23, 2017 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. ReDesignEdu is a 3-day experience where K-12 teachers learn Design Thinking by doing Design Thinking. Over the course of the workshop, participants will learn to think and act as a designer to solve problems in key areas of education. Armed with a new mindset, participants will be ready to incorporate Design Thinking into projects that will challenge their students to empathize with others and apply their knowledge and skills to solve real world problems. Click here for more information and click here to register online.


Miss Hall's School Hosting Educational Forum: "Preparing Girls for the Digital Age"

Miss Hall's School invites you to an Educational Forum: "Preparing Girls for the Digital Age" in New York City on Monday, April 10, 2017. The Forum will feature a conversation focusing on the role on technology in and out of the classroom; the culture of innovation; and what young women need to live, work, and contribute to a new digital reality. Click here for more information about the event or contact Lynelle Weaver, Manager of Alumnae Relations at or (413) 395-7066. Click here to register for the event.


Foxcroft School Hosting "Jump Into Game Design" Event

Foxcroft School is hosting a “Jump into Game Design” event for middle school girls on Friday, September 30 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Participants will create the entire Frogger arcade game in a 3D gaming environment using a laptop and an online tool called AgentCubes. At the end of the four-hour program — which includes a pizza dinner, prizes, and discussion time — each girl will leave with a working game of Frogger to share with family and friends. No coding experience is necessary but participants are asked to bring laptops. “Jump into Game Design” will be held in the School’s Athletic/Student Center. Thanks in part to the University of Colorado, the event is free. Space is limited; RSVP soon to Assistant Director of Admissions Tracey Bigelow at or 540.687.4342. Click here for more information.


Inspire Girls Academy Hosting STEAM Summer Camp

Inspire Girls Academy is hosting fun-filled exploration in a daily summer camp that provides
fun filled hands-on exploration. There are two sessions from July 11 to July 29, 2016 and August 1 to August 5, 2016 with the option of one-week or three-week camps. Girls will build their confidence, resiliency, inquiry and risk-taking skills through project-based learning. STEAM concepts are implemented daily as a way of thinking, approaching problems, experimenting, and finding solutions. Our curriculum will provide literacy, motor, social, and self-regulation skills through play, art, yoga, and more. Please e-mail for more information or to register. Click here for more information.


Harpeth Hall's Center for STEM Education for Girls Offering 3D Spatial Skills Workshops

The Center for STEM Education for Girls at Harpeth Hall is partnering with Dr. Sheryl Sorby to provide a series of 3D Spatial Skills Workshops. Dr. Sorby is a professor in the Engineering Education and Innovation Center at The Ohio State University and a Professor Emerita of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University.

The Atlanta Girls' School will host a workshop March 17 and 18, 2016. The registration deadline is March 10. Click here for details.

Garrison Forest School will host a workshop March 30 and 31, 2016. The registration deadline is March 20. Click here for details. 

Western Washington University will host a workshop April 28 and 29, 2016. The registration deadline is April 21. Click here for details. 


St. Catherine’s School Hosting Diversity Career Fair

The Virginia Diversity Network invites candidates to the Virginia Independent Schools’ Diversity Career Fair at St. Catherine’s School in Richmond on Saturday, January 30, 2016. This is a free event for faculty and administrative candidates interested in employment at independent schools in the state of Virginia. The event will feature keynote speaker Keno Sadler, who is the Executive Director of the Summerbridge Breakthrough Alumni Network (SBAN) and creator of the SBAN Teacher of Color Preparatory Institute (TCPI), which connects aspiring teachers, and administrators of color with schools that desire to be more diverse and inclusive. Click here for more information and to register for the event.


Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy Hosting 7th Annual Odyssey Awards Luncheon

The Young Women’s Leadership Academy Foundation, founding sponsor of the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA), is hosting the 7th Annual Odyssey Awards Luncheon on March 8, 2016. The luncheon recognizes exemplary CGLA students and celebrates CGLA’s distinctive accomplishments. The Odyssey event theme this year—Full STEAM Ahead—recognizes and celebrates the innovative educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math that CGLA provides for underserved girls in the community. The keynote speaker will be Mrs. Alma Powell, chair of the America’s Promise Initiative and wife of Colin Powell. Click here for more information about the event.


GAINS (Girls Advancing in STEM) Conference

Greenwich Academy is hosting the GAINS (Girls Advancing in STEM) Conference on April 3-5, 2016 in partnership with Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The conference is designed for high school girls interested in STEM. Conference attendees will connect with other high school girls interested in STEM, tour the STEM facilities at Duke and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and hear about cutting-edge research being conducted by women in STEM fields. Click here for more information and to register for the conference.


Mad, Bad & Dangerous Women's Symposium

Girls Preparatory School is hosting the Mad, Bad & Dangerous Women's Symposium on March 11-12, 2016. The goal of the symposium is to help girls and women discover the inspiration, power, and tools needed to become bold entrepreneurs. The symposium will feature celebrity keynote, Lori Greiner, who stars on ABC’s entrepreneurial reality show, “Shark Tank,” and has more than 500 inventions under her name. Click here for more information and to register for the symposium.


Private Schools with Public Purpose Conference

Hathaway Brown School is hosting the 9th annual Private Schools with Public Purpose Conference on March 10-12, 2016. The Private Schools with Public Purpose conference was created to provide a place for those who are committed to the cause of equity in education to come together to connect, learn, and engage with each other around these issues. The goal of the conference is to bring together educators from both private and public school sectors, community activists, non-profit leaders, philanthropists and advocates to dialogue, tackle challenges, and find solutions. Click here for more information and to register for the conference.


Agnes Irwin to Host Leadership Conference for Girls

The Agnes Irwin School's Center for the Advancement of Girls (CAG) is hosting in partnership with its student-led Council for the Advancement of Girls the third annual Leading for Change Conference on October 31, 2015.

Planned "for girls, by girls," girls in grades 9-12 are invited to attend. The day will feature:

  1. keynote speaker Julie Zellinger, a feminist writer and blogger;
  2. interactive career workshops focused on women and leadership in fields such as engineering, politics, and non-profits; and
  3. a panel focused on girls' and women's advocacy work.
The conference will provide girls with education, inspiration, and practical leadership skills. Click here for more information and to register.


Inspire Girls Academy to Host STEAM Learning Workshop for Families

Join Inspire Girls Academy for a fun morning of hands-on engagement in STEAM concepts and to learn more about holistic education. This interactive workshop and information session for girls and their families will be held October 17, 2016, from 9:00-11:00AM. Families will have the opportunity to...

  • Experience STEAM activities aligned to the Inspire Girls Academy curriculum
  • Interact with an Expert Panel on the benefits of single gender education and about raising young girls in today's world
  • Relax and connect with family yoga
Click here for more information and to register for the workshop.


Emma Willard School Offering Seminar for Women Leaders

Join Emma Willard School and Leadership + Design June 8-11, 2015, for an experiential learning adventure and professional growth opportunity for fearless women leaders.   
Wonder Women! Uncovering your Superpower and Signature Leadership Presence is not your typical conference for women leading in schools. This is an opportunity for bold and daring women to come together to build their leadership capacity, foster honest introspection, and practice the habits, mindsets, and skill sets of successful leaders.

Through spirited conversation and active participation in an experiential learning laboratory, participants will have the unique opportunity to deepen their understanding of their own signature leadership presence and how they can lead with their authentic voice and style. This four-day seminar will be held on Emma Willard's campus in Troy, NY.
Click here for more information and to register.


Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy to Host 6th Annual Odyssey Awards Luncheon

1/15/15—Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) is hosting the 6th Annual Odyssey Awards Luncheon on February 9, 2015, at 11:30 AM at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The event theme—Full STEAM Ahead—recognizes and celebrates the innovative educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math that CGLA provides under-served girls in the community. Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, III, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is the keynote speaker. The ODYSSEY luncheon will also recognize exemplary CGLA students and celebrate CGLA’s distinctive accomplishments.


Global Education Symposium

NCGS member, Miss Porter’s School is hosting Inspiring Global Citizens: Experiences That Make A Difference, a Global Education Symposium that will explore strategies to connect experiential learning to curriculum in schools. The event is on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 3:00-7:30 p.m. and is free for all single-sex private and independent school faculty and administrators. The event includes roundtable discussions, networking, and dinner at Miss Porter’s School. RSVP by September 18.


International Conference on Learning and Teaching 2013

NCGS member school, Miriam College in Quezon City, Philippines, is hosting the International Conference on Learning and Teaching (ICLT) October 4-5, 2013. The biennial ICLT coincides with World Teacher’s Day and seeks to examine the contexts, features, and outcomes of innovative education policies, programs, and practices. Breakout session topics will include media and technology, integrative learning and teaching, basic and higher education collaboration, transformative school leadership, and STEM.

Click here for more information and to register.


Adult Leaning Institute at Kent Place School Offering Summer Workshops June 17-20

Kent Place School's commitment to providing exemplary learning experiences for educators has resulted in the establishment of the school's Adult Learning Institute (ALI). These programs are staffed by school leaders who have extensive experience in their fields and who have achieved advanced levels of success in the work that they do. The school is eager to share these leaders' expertise with educators beyond Kent Place and is excited to offer a variety of programs that enable educators to discuss, disseminate and evaluate information that has the potential to enrich and extend their pedagogical, curricular, and leadership practices.

Click here for information about several workshops being offered June 17-20, 2013.


Harpeth Hall Hosts STEM Think Tank and Conference

Harpeth Hall School will host the STEM Consortium’s upcoming STEM Think Tank and Conference in Nashville from June 17-19, 2013. The theme for this year is “Girl Meets STEM: Developing the Next Generation of Professionals.” This three-day professional development opportunity for STEM educators will bring together national leaders in K-12 education for girls (independent, public, charter, and parochial), university K-12 outreach coordinators and researchers, leaders of successful university STEM programs, and members of industry. Click here for more information.


2013 Girl Up Leadership Summit June 10-12 in D.C.

Girl Up will host the 2nd annual Girl Up Leadership Summit for high school and college students in Washington, D.C., from June 10-12, 2013. This year's Summit will convene 150 youth supporters from across the U.S. to engage with the Girl Up campaign through three days of powerful speakers, skills-based workshops, and advocacy on Capitol Hill. Issue-area experts, business leaders, and celebrity Champions will join the Summit to share their best and brightest ideas. Students will walk away more educated, motivated, and inspired to continue tackling the inequalities facing adolescent girls in developing countries.


Laura Jeffrey Academy's Garden Gala-May 9, 2013

Laura Jeffrey Academy, a girl-focused tuition-free middle school dedicated to providing equitable education to  young women in St Paul, Minnesota, is pleased to invite all to attend its Garden Gala on May 9, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  It will be a delightful evening of wine, cheese, performances, silent auction, and live auction featuring LJA's hand-built wooden gunnel canoe.


Girls Summer Leadership Program at Dana Hall-Applications due March 15

The Girls Summer Leadership Program seeks to cultivate in its participants Dana Hall School’s core values of integrity, leadership, diversity, and service, as well as respect for self and others. Our program provides participants with a unique opportunity to prepare themselves for the challenges and choices they will face as high school students. Whether participants will enter a co-ed or single-sex high school environment in the fall, the irls Summer Leadership Program is designed to help girls find the tools they need to navigate this transition with confidence and self-awareness.


Harpeth Hall School Offers Summer Workshops As Part of Center for Innovative Educators

The Harpeth Hall School is offering three professional development workshops this summer as part of the Harpeth Hall Center for Innovative Educators. The mission of the center is to inspire teachers to develop new and creative practices, to build a network of learning professionals, to support teacher growth through innovative thinking and to prepare students for the 21st century. 2012 SUMMER WORKSHOPS  Promoting Independent Learning: Approaches to Flipped and Blended Classrooms


"Finding Kind" Screening Invitation from Girls Prep Middle School

Girls Prep Middle School would like to extend an invitation to Kindness Day. They will be screening the moving "Finding Kind". Feel free to bring any friends, family and colleagues. TUESDAY FEBRUARY 14th 4:15pm Girls Prep M.S. / East Side C.H.S. AUDITORIUM 420 East 12th Street (enter on 11th St) between 1st & Avenue A Tickets $5 ~ Refreshments available. Proceeds benefit GPMS & The Kind Campaign To purchase tickets, visit: .