May 11, 2018

NCGS hosted Girls’ School Advantage events with member schools in New York and Los Angeles, and staff visited Hathaway Brown School, Our Lady of Elms, Magnificat High School, Columbus School for Girls, and Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls.

Last month, Director of Strategic Communications & Research Olivia Haas traveled from coast to coast to host Girls’ School Advantage advocacy outreach events in New York City and Los Angeles. The events attracted nearly 350 prospective families, and the highlight of each day was a Q&A panel of student representatives. New York area participating member schools included The Brearley School, Brooklyn Emerging Leaders Academy, The Chapin School, Convent of the Sacred Heart, Girls’ Prep Lower East Side Middle School, The Hewitt School, Marymount School of New York, The Nightingale-Bamford School, Notre Dame School of Manhattan, The Spence School, and St. Joseph High School. In Los Angeles we were joined by Alverno Heights Academy, The Archer School for Girls, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Girls Academic Leadership Academy, Girls Athletic Leadership School, Immaculate Heart, Holy Family High School, Louisville High School, Marlborough School, Marymount High School, Mayfield Senior School of the Holy Child Jesus, Ramona Convent Secondary School, and Vivian Webb School.

Megan was in the Buckeye state recently and here’s what she had to say from the road:

“After an opening reception at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I attended at Hathaway Brown School the Global Education Benchmark Group conference, which included a thought-provoking address by Azar Nafisi, who will give a keynote at the Global Forum II.

At Our Lady of Elms, I enjoyed learning about plans for a grant-funded ‘learning laboratory’ garden for students to gain an understanding of ecosystems, an appreciation for food origins and nutrition, knowledge of plant and animal life cycles, and practical horticultural skills that last a lifetime.

I enjoyed meeting with the senior team at Magnificat High School, including Vice-President of Mission Sister Helen Jean Novy, H.M., who was chosen from more than 150,000 educators for the ‘Lead-Learn-Proclaim Award’ from the National Catholic Educational Association for dedication and commitment to excellence.”

“While at Columbus School for Girls (CSG), I spoke with the senior team about the importance of girls developing ‘political’ voice. CSG is one of the first schools in the nation to join Harvard University’s Making Caring Common Project, which is dedicated to getting educators and students to work together in promoting civility and strengthening democracy.

At Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls, I was hosted by three students and enjoyed hearing about their interactions with ROX Ruling Our eXperiences, a national non-profit leader in programming, research, and education focused on girls. Read about ROX research in the NCGS Research Database.”