Founder's Day Weekend

Celebrate the beginning of our legacy.

Did you know that Miss Agnes Irwin was just 27 years old when she was asked to lead an all-girls’ school in Philadelphia in 1869? Founder's Day Weekend serves as the kickoff to our Sesquicentennial Celebration, with Sunday marking 150 years, to the day, that our founder opened the doors to what would become The Agnes Irwin School. Join us as we mark this momentous occasion with a full weekend of activities from Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22. 

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Founder's Day Festival: 150 Years of Community

September 20, 2019 | 5 to 7 p.m.
The Agnes Irwin School

Come one, come all for the first official event celebrating Agnes Irwin's sesquicentennial! We will kick off this historic year with newly unveiled exhibits, fun and games, a family barbecue, and a special performance of Agnes Irwin: The Musical.

Ready, Set, Go: 150 Years of Girls in Action

September 21, 2019 | 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Agnes Irwin School

Enjoy an active day beginning with a family-friendly yoga session, before the fall sports teams compete for the blue and gold!

Founder's Day Reception: 150 Years of Leadership

September 21, 2019 | 5:30 to 8 p.m.
672 Conestoga Road

On the eve of Founder's Day, we are honored to host former heads of school and past and present trustees, in celebration of their service to our beloved institution. Invitation only: Current and former trustees, heads of school

Founder's Day Convocation: 150 Years of Empowering Girls and Inspiring Women

September 22, 2019 | 2 to 5 p.m.
The Agnes Irwin School Gymnasium

Join us for a ceremony celebrating Founder's Day, Miss Irwin's esteemed legacy, and the legacy of thousands of Agnes Irwin girls who have shaped the world in their own ways. 
*All students, faculty, and staff are required to attend and do not need to register for this event (families of students must register).

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