Pedagogy and Curriculum

What is the best way to teach — specifically for girls? That is the question that starts off every Center-led departmental retreat, where teachers reflect on the current curriculum and dream big about its future. 
 

Delving deep into current girl-centered research relevant to each subject area — from PreKindergarten through 12th grade — informs our faculty on how girls learn best, and provides the foundation for brainstorming innovative new ways to teach our girls. When the curriculum is research-based and student-centered, it creates a relevant and engaging learning experience, tailor-made for girls.

Members of our department from PreK through 12th grade welcomed the opportunity to share ideas at our recent history department retreat. While ours is an excellent department — with dynamic, passionate teachers — we are always seeking ways to be even better at what we do.

Wigs Franks, History Department Chair

Center for the Advancement of Girls'-Led Curriculum

Global Health and the Girl Child

This seminar-style class for seniors was developed in partnership with Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. The course explores the health inequities faced by girls around the world and their impact on gender equality, financial stability, and the economy.

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Service Learning and Special Studies Program

The Center spearheads our Service Learning and Special Studies Programs. By empowering our girls to be informed, empathetic, and engaged members of society locally and around the globe, our students make a difference through experiential learning and engagement.