Educating Girls Symposium: Cleveland

How do our schools create a warm and welcoming sense of community? From the outside it may look like this happens organically, but those involved in our schools know it takes a lot of dedicated people working in concert to create and sustain vibrant and unique learning environments.

We will be discussing this phenomenon during this last installment of our current series of Educating Girls Symposiums, School Communities: The Power of Many Voices. How do the various “communities” in your school — students, teachers, administrators, admissions teams, advancement officers, parents, alumnae, and more — collaborate to create a space where girls feel safe, valued, and successful (however they define it)? How does your school resolve conflict when any one of these voices is perceived to overshadow others? Participants will explore these questions and more in peer-led breakout sessions and hear from keynote speakers.

This Educating Girls Symposium is hosted by the Laurel School in partnership with NCGS’s nine other Ohio-based member schools: Beaumont School, Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls, Columbus School for Girls, Hathaway Brown School, Magnificat High School, Our Lady of Elms School, Saint Joseph Academy, Saint Ursula Academy, and Warner Girls’ Leadership Academy.

This event is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors, FORM and orcutt | winslow.

FORM is a digital-first creative services firm for arts and culture & nonprofits. services include digital marketing, touch screen interactives, web design + CMS/CRM, branding and print design.


Committed to creating people-oriented architecture, Orcutt | Winslow has created innovative, functional, and cost-effective designs for more than 46 years. Our educational studio is focused on educational architecture and design, spending 40+ hours each and every week solving education-related issues. With hundreds of education projects in our portfolio and a dedicated education studio, we bring both knowledge and eagerness to learn to each project. From master planning to sustainable facilities planning, to architectural and interior design, Orcutt | Winslow brings to each project the sincere concern for each client’s needs, vision, and budget—for which we are known.