National Coalition of Girls' Schools Newsletter
Call for Proposals and Registration Open for New York Educating Girls Symposium
All-Girls Summer 2017 Global Discovery Program in Portugal
Connect Your New Faculty & Administrators to NCGS
Highlights from the NCGS "Listening & Learning Tour"
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September 9, 2016
Dear NCGS Community,
Based on the success of our recently released "The Girls' School Advantage" infographic poster, NCGS is proud to offer our member schools a variety of impactful infographics and charts. These visual statistics will give prospective and current families and donors a quick snapshot of the unique benefits and outcomes of girls' schools.

The infographics, which are available as nine individual images, as well as combined into dynamic columns reflecting multiple statistics, cover aspects of girls' schools such as:
  • dedication to how girls learn,
  • academic achievement,
  • inspirational environment,
  • building self-confidence,
  • developing leadership skills,
  • higher aspirations, and
  • success in STEM.

Taken from the research report, Steeped in Learning: The Student Experience at All-Girls Schools, the 12 available charts highlight statistics comparing students at all-girls schools with their female peers at coed independent and public schools.

We encourage you to put the infographics and charts to use in a variety of ways:
  • Embed throughout your school's website.
  • Share on social media.
  • Publish in your alumnae magazine.
  • Enhance your fundraising materials.
Available as a new complimentary benefit exclusive to all NCGS members, these graphic files can be easily downloaded from a private webpage upon request. Please contact Olivia Haas to receive the link.
In addition, the infographic poster is still available to all current 2016-2017 member schools. To request an electronic version or additional hardcopies as needed, please contact Paige Rannigan.

Best Wishes,

Megan Murphy 
Executive Director

Call for Proposals and Registration Open for New York Educating Girls Symposium

NCGS is accepting proposals for its upcoming Educating Girls Symposium at The Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City on February 22, 2017. Presented in partnership with the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), this professional development opportunity is for educators to come together and exchange best practices for teaching and working with girls.
School Communities: The Power of Many Voices will be the theme of the day with discussions addressing:
  • How do the various "communities" in your school -- students, teachers, administrators, admissions teams, advancement officers, parents, and more -- collaborate to create a space where girls feel safe, valued, and appreciated?
  • How does your school resolve conflict when any one of these voices is perceived to overshadow others?
  • How are the mission, vision, and values of your school reflected in the development of your school community?
We invite you to submit a proposal to present on your expertise. Click here to learn more about the process and access the submission form.
Registration is now open!

All-Girls Summer 2017 Global Discovery Program in Portugal
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is offering an aquatic ecosystems and sustainability global discovery program for high school girls in Portugal. The three-week program will take place from June 10-July 1, 2017, at the Nova University Campus in Lisbon and Arrábida Oceanographic Museum in Setúbal.
While abroad, students will monitor bottlenose dolphin populations; swim, snorkel, and surf; observe local wildlife; and study the stars at night. Each day they will explore a range of fascinating topics related to water resources and aquatic biodiversity as they are immersed in conservation and sustainability projects in the scenic coastal cities of Lisbon and Setúbal. Once or twice a week they will also engage in activities with local peers, such as playing beach games and sports, performing community service, and practicing conversational language skills in the most authentic way possible.
CIEE is offering a $1,000 program fee discount exclusively for student participants from NCGS member schools.
A complete itinerary and application will be available online soon. Students from NCGS schools applying before December 1 will receive priority placement into the program. 

If your school is interested in developing custom programming, please contact Nicole Sprague, CIEE International Studies Director.

Connect Your New Faculty & Administrators to NCGS
Make sure your entire school community, including new hires, benefits from the news, information, and resources included in The Coalition Connection, our bi-monthly newsletter.
Please email your faculty and staff roster (including names, titles, and email addresses in an Excel spreadsheet) to Paige Rannigan, Director of Member & Administrative Services. Paige will make sure everyone on your roster receives the next edition of The Coalition Connection along with other important announcements from NCGS about professional development and networking opportunities, research studies, and advocacy initiatives.
Individuals can also sign up to be added to the NCGS mailing list online.

Highlights from the NCGS "Listening & Learning Tour"
Paige Rannigan, Director of Member & Administrative Services, headed down south to visit Salem Academy. Here's what she had to say from the road:
"I had a wonderful visit at Salem Academy that started with a tour of the beautiful campus led by three seniors. Founded in 1772, Salem Academy, a day and boarding high school located in Winston-Salem, NC, has a rich history with Moravian roots that is evident throughout the school. The school shares many spaces including the athletics facilities and the Fine Arts Center with the neighboring Salem College. Following my tour, I met with the new Head of School, Lisa Pence. Prior to her new role, Lisa was the Upper School Director at NCGS member Holton-Arms School. Lisa had just finished addressing the students at the Opening Chapel, which is the official beginning of school. She told me about a fun tradition at the ceremony where messages from alumnae are shared with the entire school community."