About NCGS

Girls’ schools teach girls there is enormous potential and power in being a girl.

For more than a quarter century, the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) has been the leading advocate for girls’ schools. We serve over 250 PK-12 all-girl schools (independent, public, charter, religiously-affiliated, and boarding/day) around the world by providing networking, research, professional development, and advocacy programs focused on girls’ learning and healthy development. Our growing global network includes more than 26,000 educators, 115,000 students, and over one million alumnae.

Through programs and services, NCGS strives to engage the power of many voices to strengthen our schools, communities, and world. We seek to challenge limits to imagine and explore new possibilities for girls. Ultimately, we strive to inspire girls to lead with courage, competence, and empathy and lead lives of commitment, confidence, contribution, and fulfillment.

Our work, quite simply, is to advance the mission of girls’ schools. Why? Because we believe the vital role girls’ schools play in educating and empowering girls is essential to overcoming our world’s greatest challenges, from climate change to human rights, from global health to sustainable human development. Our purpose is to nurture the girls who will become the indispensable women of tomorrow.

We invite you to join us. Read our research and hear what our students and graduates say about the unique leadership and academic opportunities available at girls’ schools. Become a member school or sponsor an event to access invaluable resources and networking opportunities. Attend a conference or take an online course to add your voice to this important conversation.

When it comes to girls’ education, there’s always more we can do, together.




Megan Murphy, Executive Director