How NCGS advances its members…
- The Coalition Connection newsletter containing valuable information and resources for administrators, faculty, and students
- Raising Girls’ Voices blog advancing thought-leadership of NCGS and its member schools and strategic partners
- Engages girls’ school community and promotes member accolades and strategic partners through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
- Offers members a list of common claims against girls’ schools with research-based talking points
- Responds to the media via Op-Eds, Letters to the Editor, and brings together member schools around national and international events of significance
- Curates Recent Headlines online and in The Coalition Connection, an aggregated listing of national and international headlines related to the development and education of girls
- Gives speeches and presentations at member schools and conferences on the value of all-girls education
- Organizes Girls’ School Advantage outreach events in major metro areas for prospective families and community-based organizations to learn about the distinctive value of girls’ schools
- Maintains searchable directory of member schools for prospective families
- And more!
- Curates a searchable research database with studies indexed by categories
- Fostering Academic and Social Engagement: An Investigation into the Effects of All-Girls Education in the Transition to University | Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA (2018)
- Steeped in Learning: The Student Experience at All-Girls Schools | Allegheny College (2015)
- Development of Social Cognition Leadership | Cornell University (2017-2019)
- The Influence of Peers on Adolescent Students’ Academic Interest and Aspirations in STEM | University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2014-2019)
- Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College | Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA (2009)
- Enrollment Surveys offered exclusively to member schools to assess decision-making of non-enrolling, enrolling, and prospective families
- Data and Analysis for School Leadership (DASL) free to all NCGS members and offered by NAIS for building custom comparison reports from over 30 years of independent school statistics
- Student Engagement Surveys for high schools and middle grades to provide data to generate discussions on teaching and learning and guide student improvement activities
- And more!
Professional Development Highlights:
- NCGS Annual Conference | Stand Up, Speak Up: Girls Using Their Voices to Engage, Empower, and Enact | June 22-24, 2020, Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
- Educating Girls Symposiums | Leading Schools, Leading Girls: Preparing for the Future | January 27, 2020, Hockaday School, Dallas, TX and October 26, 2020, Branksome Hall, Toronto, ON
- Beyond the Book Author Series online discussions with authors to dive deeply into new books directly with the source
- Introduction to Girls’ Schools online course for teachers new to girls’ schools that provides instructional insight and an orientation to the most effective methods for teaching girls
- PEP Talks: Podcast on Educational Possibilities brings together experts from NCGS member schools to share and discuss best practices in educating and empowering girls
- Informs members about regional member school-hosted roundtables, symposiums, and conferences as well as NCGS-vetted girls’ education and global awareness opportunities through the NCGS website calendar and The Coalition Connection newsletter
- Honors outstanding NCGS educators annually with The Ransome Prize, The H. William Christ Educator Prize, The Moulton Student Global Citizenship Grant, and The CalWest Educators Lee Miller Scholarship
- Curates Books of Interest and Films of Interest for educators, parents, and students
- And more!
- Girls’ School NET: Networking and Empowering Together receptions for members and their alumnae | June 22, 2020, in Philadelphia, PA
- Convenes member school and strategic partner representatives at roundtables and receptions at national and international conferences such as TABS, CASE-NAIS, Canadian Accredited Independent Schools, etc.
- HEADWAYS provides school leaders the opportunity to connect via video-conferencing for semi-monthly, facilitated discussions on topics relevant to their post
- Collaborates with mission-similar organizations, such as the Girls’ Schools Association (UK), Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia, Girl Up, etc.
- Supports unique member forums and symposiums for educators, students, and parents
- Posts complimentary Career Opportunities exclusively for member schools
- Conducts Listening & Learning Tour to track trends in education and the girls’ school landscape by visiting member schools and attending conferences around the world
- Offers Global Exchange Database in association with the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia and the Girls’ Schools Association in the UK to assist girls’ schools with establishing successful international student and/or faculty exchange programs
- And more!