The journey starts here

Why choose Agnes Irwin? Because we know girls — and we've been empowering them since 1869. 

We have a living legacy of successful alumnae who are leaders in their respective industries. Every AIS student benefits from our rigorous research-based curriculum, our robust wellness and athletics programs, and esteemed faculty (experts in encouragement), who know each girl and won’t let her give up. Not to mention our 600-strong cheering section of fellow Owls who root and hoot for her as she conquers multivariable calculus, choreographs an original dance, or competes for the championship title. Because she learns from day one that she can’t succeed if she never tries. And because, by the time she graduates from Agnes Irwin, she's ready to take on the world. 
 
Visit our school to experience how an Agnes Irwin education fosters the journey of self-discovery.

Our oldest daughter started at AIS in second grade and graduated in 2011; our second daughter graduated in 2016. Now our third and last daughter graduated in 2018. Thirty-seven academic years later, we have found Agnes Irwin an excellent school that has helped our daughters become advocates for their own learning. We’ve had an awesome run. Tom Robbins, Parent ’11, ’16, and ’18

Why an all-girls school?

Because when girls feel known, understood, and challenged, they have the power to be their very best selves.

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Our Superpower

The Center for the Advancement of Girls, only at Agnes Irwin, ensures that every aspect of our education is based on what's best for girls.

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Let's get the conversation started.

We recognize that providing an Agnes Irwin education is a significant and important investment in your daughter’s future. 

We are here to help families understand that affording Agnes Irwin is possible, for a wide range of household incomes. Please email Natalie Jones '05, Assistant Director of Admission & Tuition Assistance, or give her a call at 610-523-7988 to start the conversation and discover the possibilities.

Getting here is easy!

Our students hail from 85 zip codes — Philadelphia and New Jersey to Collegeville —  and travel to school via train, bus, car, and van service. 

Learn more about getting to and from AIS. 

We welcome students and families relocating to our area from across the country, or from the around the world! Please visit our page dedicated to your unique circumstance. We look forward to connecting with you.


Meet the Admission Team

Our admission team is here to guide you and your daughter through the process every step of the way. Set up a visit, ask questions, and discuss tuition assistance. We've got you covered.

Randie Benedict

Randie Benedict

Director of Enrollment Management for All Divisions

"Agnes Irwin is a community, not just a school. Our girls are engaged, curious, caring individuals who are deeply connected to each other and our outstanding faculty and staff. For almost 150 years, we have graduated bright young women who are equipped to lead and make an impact on the world around them. With over 30 years of experience in independent schools, I can happily say that Agnes Irwin is leading the way in all-girls’ education. Come see for yourself!"

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Natalie M. Jones ‘05

Natalie M. Jones ’05

Assistant Director of Admission and Tuition Assistance

"Agnes Irwin gives girls the confidence they need in the classroom, on the field, on the stage, and beyond — celebrating the individuality and strengths of each girl but also empowering them to try new things in a nurturing and accepting environment. Ultimately, it prepares them to take on the world in whatever capacity they desire. I am fortunate enough to have experienced this firsthand as a member of Agnes Irwin's Class of 2005 and now as a member of the Admission Team. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to this special community that has given me so much!"

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Caroline Slingluff

Caroline Slingluff

Assistant Director of Admission
10th Grade Class Dean

"Through my role as a college admission officer, I was always impressed with the applicants from Agnes Irwin. It was evident that the school provided girls with strong academic and extracurricular opportunities that simultaneously engaged them in the present while preparing them for higher education.  I welcomed the chance to be a part of that process."

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Megan McHugh

Megan McHugh

Associate Director of Lower School Admission and Outreach

"Agnes Irwin is a place where students are challenged to be their best selves every day, starting in Prekindergarten. Our girls are confident, joyful, and eager to learn. The Lower School faculty and staff know how young girls learn best, and create an engaging learning environment that is full of wonder. I feel privileged to share the value of an Agnes Irwin education with prospective families."

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Claire Lewis

Admission Office Manager for All Divisions

Claire Lewis

Admission Office Manager for All Divisions

"I marvel at the innovation, inspiration, and exploration that happens at Agnes Irwin every day. It is an invigorating place to work where the strong sense of community and commitment to all-girls' education is at the heart of everything we do. In enjoy helping families navigate the admission process."

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