Information for Newly Accepted Families

We are thrilled to congratulate our newly accepted families and welcome you to the Agnes Irwin community! We’ve created this webpage especially for new students and their family, and hope you will continue to use it as a resource over the next several months as we prepare your family for the 2021-2022 school year! Check this page regularly as we will continue to update it with events and information for you as you get to know our community better.


We're Ready to Meet You Virtually!

Students and families in grades 5 through 12 and families of girls in grades PreK-4 are invited to let us know who you would like to meet virtually, and we will organize a Zoom call just for you!

People on the call might include: 

  • Division Director
  • Class Deans
  • PreK-Grade 4 classroom teacher
  • Chair of a specific academic department (Grades 5-12)
  • School counselors or psychologist
  • Learning Support Psychologists
  • College Counseling
  • A member of the Athletics Department or specific coach
  • A member of the Visual and Performing Arts faculty
  • One of our Innovation Experts
  • If there is someone else you’d like to meet, let us know!

To request your Zoom Call and guests, please write to

Upcoming New Family Events

Hear from our Students!

Curious about what our students think makes Agnes Irwin great? Hear about why they think Agnes Irwin is the right choice to make!

Click on the students' names to learn more and watch their video!

Upcoming Virtual All-School Events

Gender & Race Conscious Education

Gender & Race Conscious Education

Friday, February 19

Join the Center for the Advancement of Girls in welcoming Dr. Charlotte Jacobs back to AIS on Friday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Jacobs, who spoke at the Summit on Racial Justice this summer, will discuss Gender & Race Conscious Education in this special event open to current and prospective Agnes Irwin families. Registration will open soon!

Daring Girls

Daring Girls

Friday, April 9

Dr. Miriam Peskowitz, New York Times bestselling author of The Daring Book for Girls, joins us on Friday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. as the third guest in our Center for the Advancement of Girls Speaker Series. This special event is open to current and prospective Agnes Irwin families. Registration will open soon!

Athletic Competitions

Athletic Competitions

At this time, we do not have a full picture of what winter athletics will look like at Agnes Irwin after the winter break. Check back in January to learn more!

Interested in talking with faculty members or students connected to Athletics? Please contact to connect!


Help Desk

Nineteen cast members, 27 students on stage crew, and 41 set designers put on a virtual performance of Help Desk, a vignette play consisting of 10 witty and playful scenes all designed around the highs and many lows of calling in to customer service centers. Sound familiar? 

Watch the virtual Upper School performance of Helpdesk


Middle & Upper School Performances

Middle & Upper School Performances

At this time, we do not have the full information that would allow you to view the Dance Motion and Upper School Spring Performances. Check back in January to learn more!

Interested in talking with faculty members or students connected to the arts? Please contact to connect!

Our Signature Programs

The Center for the Advancement of Girls and a knowledgeable, dedicated College Counseling office are just two of the many programs that make Agnes Irwin the right fit for your daughter and family! Want to learn more? Watch the videos below and contact us!

School Uniforms and AIS Spirit Gear

School Store

While the School Store is closed for in person shopping, the store’s website is up and running for all of your Agnes Irwin uniform purchases and spirit gear needs! You can shop online by visiting the store website!

RenAISsance Store

The RenAISsance Store features gently used uniform pieces for a comfortable, already broken-in fit! Run by our Parents’ Council, currently the store is not open for shopping. We will update shopping opportunities as they become available later this spring!

Looking Ahead

Bridge Program for 9th Grade

Join enrolled students from The Agnes Irwin School and our brother school, The Haverford School, as we come together to make friends and prepare for the excitement of Upper School! Bridge provides a relaxed program for all members of the Class of 2025, introducing students to one another and to Upper School life through a variety of fun-filled activities. There are neither tests nor homework, and there is no cost to participate.

Typically running daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the week after the 4th of July, this year’s program details are still being determined. Please keep an eye on this space and your email this spring for more information about this exciting, meaningful program!

Check Back Soon!

The Admission Office frequently updates this page to share upcoming events of interest for families that are new to Agnes Irwin. Check back in the new year for details on the 2021-2022 calendar, including but not limited to:

  • New Family Orientation (PreK-Grade 12) and New Student Placement Activities (Grades 5-12): April and May 2021
  • Summer Assignments: late spring
  • Upper School Preseason: beginning late August
  • New Student Orientation: September 2021
  • First Day of School: September 2021
  • Parents’ Nights: September 2021
  • Medical and other forms: posted late spring, due August 1, 2021

In the meantime, stay connected by following Agnes Irwin on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter