Why choose an all-girls school?
In other words: girls' schools help girls thrive.
- The National Coalition of Girls' Schools
- The Girls’ School Experience: A Survey of Young Alumnae of Single-Sex Schools
- Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College
- Steeped in Learning: The Student Experience at All-Girls Schools
- U.S. Department of Education, Early Implementation of Public Single-Sex Schools: Perceptions and Characteristics
At Agnes Irwin, we know girls.
We know every girl can lead. That's why our girls learn to see themselves as leaders from the first day of PreK — and why we created our Living Leadership in the Lower School program in partnership with Bryn Mawr College researchers.
"It is important for girls to see themselves as leaders, because that leadership identity is more likely to carry into adulthood when it is ingrained in how a female defines herself from the beginning," our leadership wrote in a Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed.
Agnes Irwin's Center for the Advancement of Girls is the force that infuses girl-centered research into our educational experience and works to empower girls and young women in our community and beyond. Think of it as our superpower.