Listening & Learning Tour

Since 2012, NCGS has conducted the Listening & Learning Tour. NCGS tracks trends in education and the girls’ school landscape by visiting member schools and attending conferences around the world. The NCGS team and board also represent girls’ schools at national and international conferences and symposiums giving speeches and presentations on the value of all-girls education.

Listening & Learning Tour travel log from the past 18 months:


November 2, 2018

Recent school visits included Visitation School, Oldfields School, Garrison Forest School, Lillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School, Stone Ridge School...

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October 19, 2018

Recent stops on the Listening & Learning Tour include Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame School of Manhattan,...

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September 28, 2018

NCGS staff recently visited Saint Joseph Academy and Warner Girls’ Leadership Academy while in Cleveland to host an Educating Girls...

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September 21, 2018

NCGS member Girls Preparatory School (GPS) in Chattanooga, TN, an independent school founded in 1906 on Christian principles serving girls...

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September 7, 2018

The Academy of Notre Dame’s opening faculty meetings included presentations and workshops by Natalie Demers, Director of Research Initiatives &...

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August 24, 2018

NCGS Executive Director Megan Murphy met with Shabana Basij-Rasikh, the founder of NCGS member school SOLA (School of Leadership Afghanistan)....

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May 25, 2018

Director of Member and Administrative Services Paige Rannigan recently visited Village School, a 5 through 8 middle school in her...

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May 11, 2018

NCGS hosted Girls’ School Advantage events with member schools in New York and Los Angeles, and staff visited Hathaway Brown...

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April 27, 2018

NCGS staff visited member Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart to attend the #LeadLikeAGirl Conference for Risk-Takers and...

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April 13, 2018

This week Executive Director Megan Murphy celebrated the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (BLSYW, pronounced “bliss”) at the 5th...

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March 30, 2018

Just before spring break, Executive Director Megan Murphy traveled to Foxcroft School where she learned about its innovative STEM programs...

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March 2, 2018

NCGS staff hosted a Philanthropic Round Table with Miss Hall’s School and visited member schools Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy (BELA)...

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February 16, 2018

NCGS staff spoke at Atlanta Girls’ School and attended the Young Women’s Leadership Network Affiliate Convening. Executive Director Megan Murphy...

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December 1, 2017

NCGS staff attended the Girls’ Schools Association’s (GSA) Annual Conference for Heads in Manchester, England, and met with several Global...

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November 17, 2017

NCGS staff visited member schools The Grier School, The Ellis School, and Oakland Catholic High School. Executive Director Megan Murphy...

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November 3, 2017

NCGS hosted an Educating Girls Symposium at Westridge School and visited member schools Alverno Heights Academy, Girls Athletic Leadership School...

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October 20, 2017

NCGS staff met with representatives from Canadian member schools and visited Balmoral Hall School and St. Mary’s Academy. While attending...

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October 6, 2017

NCGS trustees visited member schools Crofton House School and York House School. Martha Perry, NCGS Board President and St. Clement’s...

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September 22, 2017

NCGS staff visited member schools Louise S. McGehee School and met with representatives from Academy of the Sacred Heart, Academy...

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August 25, 2017

Last week, Executive Director Megan Murphy traveled to Iceland. Here’s what she had to say from the Land of Fire...

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August 11, 2017

NCGS staff visited member schools The Academy of the Holy Cross and Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School and attended the Girl...

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June 23, 2017

Program Associate Eliza McGehee recently visited Saint Gertrude High School in her hometown of Richmond, VA. Here’s what she had...

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May 12, 2017

NCGS staff spoke at Buffalo Seminary, visited member schools Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls and Young Women’s College Prep...

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April 28, 2017

NCGS hosted a Girls’ School Advantage event with Boston area members The Academy at Penguin Hall, Dana Hall School, Dexter Southfield...

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