Strategic Partners

Founding Partner

Young Women’s Leadership Network

Young Women’s Leadership Network

The Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) supports two life-changing programs that empower students to break the cycle of poverty through education: The Young Women’s Leadership Schools (TYWLS), a high-performing network of all-girls public secondary schools, and CollegeBound Initiative (CBI), a comprehensive college access and success program for young women and men.

Key Partners

Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia

Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia

The Alliance of Girls’ Schools is a not for profit organization which aims to promote the education of girls in single-sex girls’ schools and increase public awareness that single-sex schools provide the optimal learning environment for girls. As the peak advocacy group for girls’ education, the Alliance provides leadership opportunities for girls and educators through conferences, provides network support, publishes a biannual magazine and sources research on single-sex education.

The Association of Boarding Schools

The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)

The Association of Boarding Schools serves college-preparatory boarding schools in the United States, Canada, and around the globe. The Association leads a domestic and international effort to promote awareness and understanding of boarding schools and to expand the applicant pool for member institutions. TABS is the comprehensive, indispensable resource for educators seeking training, research, guidance, and support on all issues pertaining to the residential school experience. TABS is the voice for independent boarding schools, their historical contribution to our world, and the current and compelling benefits of living and learning in an academic community.

Canadian Accredited Independent Schools

Canadian Accredited Independent Schools

A community of independent schools, we explore and pursue exemplary leadership, training, research and international standards of educational excellence.

As of September 2013, CAIS includes over 90 schools in Canada, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic, and Switzerland. All CAIS schools commit to undergoing a reflective and collaborative school improvement process, meet National Standards, and participate in research and professional development.

European Association of Single-Sex Education

European Association of Single-Sex Education

The European Association of Single-Sex Education (EASSE), is a non-profit organization headquartered in London that brings together people and educational institutions of more than 16 European countries interested in the development and promotion of the single-sex education, a style of school organization that is present practically in all countries of the world. Currently, EASSE has 231 schools associated in different countries of the EU that more than 200,000 students schooled.

Girls’ Schools Association

Girls’ Schools Association (UK)

The Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) represents the heads of many of the top performing day and boarding schools in the UK independent schools sector. The GSA encourages high standards of education for girls and promotes the benefits of being taught in a largely girls-only environment.


Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa

The Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) is the largest and oldest independent schools association in Southern Africa, with over 730 member schools in South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia and Angola. Its member schools employ some 13,000 teachers and educate over 161,000 pupils. Within its membership, 62 are girls’ schools.

ISASA is a non-profit organization that provides its members with more than 50 services. It mission is to promote the value of independent education, represent and protect the common interests of its members, and provide professional services that will enhance their sustainability and quality.


New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)

NYSAIS, the second largest state association in the United States, is a voluntary association of 196 independent nursery, elementary, secondary schools and organizations chartered in the State of New York. During the 2014-2015 school year there were approximately 79,000 students enrolled in NYSAIS schools. NYSAIS is affiliated with the National Association of Independent Schools and the New York State Coalition for Independent and Religious Schools. Founded in 1947, the Association is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents and is incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization.

Since its inception, the Association has added substantially to the range of services it provides to its member schools and organizations including:

  • evaluation and accreditation of member schools
  • professional development for faculty, administrators, and trustees
  • advocacy for independent education
  • legal and institutional counsel
  • information on legislation, regulations, statistics, educational developments, and administrative practice

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Online School for Girls

The Online School for Girls empowers learning and transforms education by expanding opportunities for students and educators, and partnering with likeminded schools, organizations, and associations. Annually, the School works with more than 350 schools across the world to develop and deliver innovative online, blended, and in-person programs.

Philippine Alliance for Girls’ Education

Philippine Alliance for Girls’ Education

The Philippine Alliance for Girls’ Education (PAGE) was founded in 2013 through Project COGENT (Cooperation for Girls’ Education, Nurturance, and Training) with assistance from the US Department of State. Hosted by Miriam College, PAGE serves as a network of 18 basic education schools working towards the empowerment of girls, young women, and their mentors. It facilitates the sharing of best practices, research, and programs in girls’ education in the Philippines and beyond. As a professional cooperation network, it supports the discourse of empowered participation of girls and young women in nation building and social transformation.

PAGE is focused on four areas of professional cooperation and capacity building: (1) Girls in STEM, (2) Girls as Leaders, (3) Girls in the Arts, and (4) Girls and Their Mentors. Through Miriam College’s leadership, PAGE remains connected with the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) and the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia (AGSA).

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South African Girls’ Schools Association

The South African Girls’ Schools Association began as an interest group in 1998 and was formally established in 2001. Our main objectives are to provide a forum for constructive ideas relevant to the education of girls; to provide networking and support for colleagues; to provide a credible voice of educational expertise to comment on the effect of the curriculum on the teaching of girls; to foster the continuation of and promotion of the relevance of girls’ schools in South Africa; and to establish links with international associations of Principals of Girls’ Schools.

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Women’s College Coalition

The Women’s College Coalition is a membership association of women’s colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The Women’s College Coalition has a vision to transform the world through the education and success of women and girls.

In concert with its members, the Women’s College Coalition works to enhance the power and influence of women’s colleges as thought leaders and educational innovators by advancing research, advocacy and collaborative partnerships that promote the higher educational attainment and success of women and girls.

Young Women’s Preparatory Network

Young Women’s Preparatory Network

The mission of Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN) is to support single-gender, college-preparatory, public education in Texas and beyond, giving young women the academic and leadership skills to achieve success in college and in life. YWPN partners with public school districts to create and support all-girls schools with a focus on leadership, college readiness, and health and wellness. YWPN works within the system to amplify the impact of the public dollar by funding enhancements to public school curriculum.