Founded in 1746, Linden Hall, located in Lititz, PA, is the oldest independent girls’ boarding school in the US. During a recent visit by NCGS Executive Director Megan Murphy, she learned about several signature programs including Linden Hall’s Aviation Program, taught at nearby Lancaster Airport. Created for Linden Hall by an American Airlines pilot and certified flight instructor, students apply engineering, physics, and math concepts to gain the knowledge, skills, and in-flight training to obtain their private license.
The Winsor School, founded in 1886, serves 450 girls in grades 5-12. A campus tour included stops at the Innovation Lab and the expansive athletics and performing arts center that includes facilities such as a squash complex featuring five courts, a 500-seat theater, soundproof music rooms, and a dance studio. Following the tour, Olivia met with Director of Admission and Financial Aid Pamela Parks McLaurin and Director of Community & Multicultural Affairs and history teacher Julian Braxton.
The Woodward School still operates from the original, wooden school building that welcomed its first class in 1894. From its historic home, Woodward serves an intimate community of approximately 80 girls in grades 6-12. Olivia was treated to a student led tour where she learned about the school’s Big and Little Sister Program, a long-standing tradition that pairs seniors with incoming sixth graders to provide the younger students with the guidance and mentorship of an older student.
On March 31, NCGS hosted its Girls’ School Advantage advocacy outreach program in Boston. Prospective families and educators attended to learn about the unique benefits of an all-girls education. The program featured a presentation by NCGS Director of Research Initiatives & Programs Natalie Demers and a Q&A panel of student representatives from the following NCGS member schools: The Academy at Penguin Hall, Dana Hall School, Dexter Southfield School, Montrose School, Nashoba Brooks School, Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame Academy, and The Woodward School.