Why Girls’ Schools Posts

Educating Girls: Work That Matters

Educating Girls: Work That Matters

I was recently asked to reflect on why I spent my forty-year career as an educator in girls’ schools, focused...

STEP: The Choreography of Life In and Outside of The Young Women’s Leadership Schools

STEP: The Choreography of Life In and Outside of The Young Women’s Leadership Schools

If you want to witness the true greatness of America, turn off your television sets, stop listening to the noise...

Growing Up at a Girls’ School

Growing Up at a Girls’ School

I never could have imagined as a shy four-year-old in 2004, that I would turn into a confident, mature, and...

Girls’ Schools Teach Girls They ARE Smart

Girls’ Schools Teach Girls They ARE Smart

A recent report published in the journal Science suggests girls as young as 6 can be led to believe men...

All-Girls Schools: From a Male Perspective

All-Girls Schools: From a Male Perspective

When working in girls’ schools we are often asked how an all-girls educational environment can prepare girls for the “real...

The Extraordinary Relevance of Girls’ Schools: Educating the “Missing Million” and the First Female President

The Extraordinary Relevance of Girls’ Schools: Educating the “Missing Million” and the First Female President

 “There has never been a better time to be female.” —Terri McCullough, Director of No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project,...

Women in the Philanthropic Driver’s Seat

Women in the Philanthropic Driver’s Seat

“It’s not just about being able to write a check. It’s being able to touch somebody’s life.”  – Oprah Winfrey,...

How Do Girls Learn Best?

How Do Girls Learn Best?

As a new school year begins, we’ve been thinking a lot about how girls learn best. In many ways, this...

Where Do Female Athletes Get the Recognition They Deserve? All-Girls Schools.

Where Do Female Athletes Get the Recognition They Deserve? All-Girls Schools.

Women were not allowed to participate in the first modern Olympic games held in 1896. At the 1900 Olympics held...

The Girls’ School Advantage: Top Ten Reasons to Attend an All-Girls School

The Girls’ School Advantage: Top Ten Reasons to Attend an All-Girls School

The admissions season is coming to a close with families weighing their options. They are pouring over acceptance letters, evaluating...

NCGS: 25 Years of Advancing Girls’ Education Together

NCGS: 25 Years of Advancing Girls’ Education Together

The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) proudly celebrates this year a quarter century of advocating for girls’ schools. Consider...

Girls’ Schools: Uniquely Positioned to Help Close the Gender Gap

Girls’ Schools: Uniquely Positioned to Help Close the Gender Gap

In “The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap,” released this fall from the American Association of University Women (AAUW),...