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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I wear for my visit?

If you have a uniform you can wear it. Many visitors do. If you don’t, you can wear “business casual“ attire (dress, black/colored pants, shoes in good repair). Visitors should not wear jeans or tank tops.

Do I need to bring my own lunch, or money to buy lunch?

If you feel more comfortable bringing your own lunch you may, but lunch is provided free of charge. You are our guest! By the way, our cafeteria has amazing food.

What things do I need to bring for the classes?

You don’t need to bring any school materials with you. If you are visiting 5th grade or 6th grade, you will want to bring your sneakers for gym.

What about my allergies/asthma?

Bring all medications/inhalers that may be needed over course of your visit. We will also let the nurse know of medical concerns.

Can I request someone I know to be my guide?

Yes, you are welcome to request a student but you might gain a new perspective if you are with someone you don’t know. We try to pair you based on information you share with us in your “Getting To Know You” form.

What if I’m feeling nervous?

Don’t worry! Feeling nervous is absolutely normal. Your visit is for you to get a sense of what Agnes Irwin is all about, and we promise you’ll be over those butterflies by mid-morning.

How is an all-girls school different?

Being in an all-girls environment provides us the opportunity to develop skills and confidence for an extraordinary educational experience. With no boys around during the school day, we really focus on our learning and leadership skills... and have a lot of fun doing so. We do many arts, service and social activities with our brother school, The Haverford School, too.

What’s wearing a uniform like?

Awesome! Wearing a uniform makes life so much easier. You don’t have to worry about what you are going to wear the next day, which can allow for more sleep and less stress. Also, there is a great amount of pride that comes from wearing a uniform that is indescribable.

How does the timing for the day work?

a. If you are applying for Grades 6-8 or 10-11, you will be with one hostess all day. Your day begins at 8:15 and ends at 2:50.

b. If you are applying for 9th grade, you will visit a half day with an 8th grader, who will be your potential classmate, and half a day with the 9th grade to see what the Upper School curriculum and culture is like.

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AN ALL-GIRLS' INDEPENDENT COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL FOR PREK-GRADE 12  •  Ithan Avenue & Conestoga Road, Rosemont, PA 19010  •  Tel 610.525.8400

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