Here she's free.

To discover her voice. Her intellect. And her ability to understand others. Her courage and tenacity are always on display in the classroom, on the playing field, and out in the community.

She has the power.

To learn. To create. To discover and master unfamiliar terrain. She wants to tackle complex real-world problems, find solutions, and grow into a courageous leader who will shape her generation.

At Agnes Irwin

We Empower Girls

To explore, to reach higher, to experience the joy of discovering their very best selves. So by the time our students graduate, they're ready to succeed in whatever paths they choose.

 

Why All Girls?

Here, she’s free.

To take the lead. Be class president or a math whiz. A record-breaking athlete. The soloist. Or anything else she can imagine.

Here, we don't put girls in a box. We take them outside to get their hands dirty. Watch them tinker in our iWonder Lab maker space and Innovation Center to ignite their curiosity and creativity. Because here, she will be empowered by all that's possible.

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Why Agnes Irwin?

Because we know girls, and our girls are known. From PreKindergarten through senior year, Agnes Irwin nurtures the journey of self-discovery and empowers girls to recognize that they can do anything they set their minds to. Preparing girls to lead and succeed is in our DNA.

20%

of seniors recognized by National Merit Program

70%

of graduates attending the nation's most selective and highly selective colleges

30%

of graduates declaring STEM major in college

8

countries recently represented by our student body, including Spain, China, and Germany

78

of our faculty hold a master's degree

30%

of seniors started at Agnes Irwin in Kindergarten

The Center for the Advancement of Girls

Only here will you find The Center for the Advancement of Girls: it's the force that infuses relevant girl-centered research into the Agnes Irwin experience, impacts our rigorous curriculum, and creates programs and partnerships to enable girls to hone their leadership skills and develop their voice. 

Think of it as our superpower.

Center for the Advancement of Girls

Everything we do is centered around what is best for girls. Only at Agnes Irwin, the Center for the Advancement of Girls is dedicated to creating the most advantageous environment for girls to thrive — starting in PreKindergarten through graduation day — and beyond. 

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Pedagogy and Curriculum

We embrace research-driven and student-centered pedagogies and bring them into our classrooms — creating a relevant, immersive, and engaging learning experience designed just for girls.

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Partnerships and Programs

We partner with colleges, universities, and nonprofits to expand our curricula and extend our educational experiences — allowing our students to apply what they have learned in the classroom in powerful and innovative ways.

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Research Initiatives

We participate in academic research with leading colleges and universities that advocate and study the trends, influences, and experiences that shape our girls' futures.

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Community Voices

Neveen Mahmoud '07

Neveen Mahmoud

Class of 2007, AIS 150th Anniversary Production Manager

AIS taught me how to be bold and unapologetic in my pursuits. I sincerely doubt that I would even be an entrepreneur today without the confidence and sense of open-ended possibility that I got out of my Agnes Irwin education.

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Jenn Fiorini '97

Jennifer Emmi Fiorini '97

Upper School Director

The best part of my job is watching a student have an "aha" moment. I have found that the biggest breakthrough moments come when students are faced with something that really scares them – from belaying off a cliff to failing a test — and realize that they can become stronger as they move through those scary moments. 

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Sidney '29

Sidney

Class of 2029

I like Agnes Irwin because the founder of the school was independent-minded — just like me.

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Dr. Steve Grabania

Dr. Steve Grabania

Upper School Science Teacher

In my computer science classes, a number of students have discovered that coding is a passion they hadn't considered before. These students have gone on to major in CS in college. It makes me happy to know that I was able to nurture this new dream.

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