Private High School For Girls
Here she is free to explore, stretch, soar, and try anything. Agnes Irwin girls lead the way.
Upper School at Agnes Irwin is full of discoveries. Our rich curriculum provides students with a deep foundation in humanities, STEAM, wellness, arts, and athletics — and the opportunity to further explore their individual academic interests with extensive higher level courses. By the time our girls graduate, they're ready to take on whatever comes their way. They are unafraid to raise their hand, let their voices be heard, and make an impact on the world in their own way.
Choose your own adventure.
We know there’s no one way to learn. Every path is different. Our Upper School curriculum empowers students to explore their interests through tailored classes, independent research, and other opportunities to delve deep. Students partner with teachers, advisors, and parents to curate their learning and uncover hidden passions along the way. Students take on classes like Astrophysics, Anatomy and Physiology, Art and Society, the Third Reich and the Holocaust, Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra, Neuropsychology, Film as History, and more.
Learn more about our curriculum.
Self-discovery extends beyond the classroom.
Agnes Irwin girls find their passion by choosing from over 40 student clubs and organizations that focus on everything from wielding the gavel in student government to harmonizing in our a cappella group, the Bel Cantos. And if we don’t have the activity you want, make a pitch for a new one and take the lead. That’s the mark of a true Agnes Irwin girl.
Service learning plays an integral role at AIS, as girls put their values into action and become engaged citizens.
Our girls can compete for the blue & gold in one or more of our 14 varsity sports (many of which are nationally ranked).
You couldn't ask for better college counselors.
They're veteran college admission officers and master counselors who really get to know our students and help them reach their goals. Education about the college admission process begins in ninth grade and becomes intensive junior year, with seminars, family meetings, and visits from colleges. Seniors participate in weekly seminars, one-on-one meetings, application sessions, and more.
of combined experience between our 2 expert college counselors
of the Class of 2019 are attending one of their top choices
visits from college admission officers in 2018-19
of seniors were recruited athletes and 20% will play their primary sport in college
Ivy League schools among Class of 2019 admissions
of seniors recognized by National Merit Program
Over the course of her 21 years at AIS, Mrs. Webster has served as a math teacher in Middle and Upper Schools, coordinator for community service in Upper School, and as Math Department Chair and Dean of Students — twice. She fosters an environment where students are encouraged to embrace the richness of an Agnes Irwin education as they chart their course to college.
Meet Upper School Director Lisa Webster