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3 Ways to Strengthen the Parent-School Relationship

9/4/2019

When your child starts school for the first time or returns to the classroom for a new year, a shift occurs for both you and your child. It’s no longer just Mom and Dad laying out rules, responsibilities, and expectations—now, your child’s..

4 College Application Tips from a Former Admissions Director

8/13/2019

As the parent of a high school student, the college admissions process can seem all-consuming. Between recommendations, deadlines, essays, and campus visits—there are quite a few to-do’s before your child receives that extra-large envelope in the..

10 Girls' School Graduates Making Their Mark on the World

6/10/2019

Some of the hardest working women in the world—politicians, producers, philanthropists, and Pulitzer Prize winners, to name a few—share one thing in common: They were educated at all-girls schools. During their formative years, as girls’ school..

Empowering Girls to Be Brave, Bold Changemakers

3/1/2019

What exactly is a changemaker? This term has become increasingly popular as articles and opinion pieces have been written on the topic by Fast Company, Huffington Post, Forbes, and The New York Times. Ashoka—a nonprofit organization that..

3 Ways To Support a Love of Learning

2/15/2019

As a parent, it’s important to you to feed your daughter’s sense of curiosity and love of learning. We understand—you don’t want her to ever lose her thirst for knowledge; her ability to ask out-of-the-box, yet surprisingly brilliant questions;..

5 Things to Look for in a Summer Camp

2/8/2019

When you’re searching for a summer camp for your child, it’s important to talk to them about their interests and to do your research. You want to find something they’ll love and be excited to attend everyday. And while children really do need..

4 Myths About Girls' Schools

10/10/2018
At all-girls schools, girls work collaboratively, take risks together, and grow into bold, confident young women who are ready to change the world. They don’t just make friendships that last through high school, they make friendships that last..

Book Recommendations for Girls

8/1/2018

Reading for pleasure is proven to have a positive impact on girls’ lives. A 2014 survey of just over 1,000 children by Scholastic, the children’s book publisher, found that children who are read aloud to at home are more likely to read on their..

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

7/11/2018

Surrounded by six different neighborhoods, The Ellis School is in the heart of Pittsburgh’s East End. With museums, parks, restaurants, and coffee shops a short walk away from campus, there are plenty of family-friendly activities, places, and..

5 Reasons to Consider an All-girls School

5/7/2018

Choosing a school for your daughter can be a daunting task. As a parent, you want to find a place where she’ll feel challenged and engaged—but also supported, nurtured, and comfortable as she matures and grows. Luckily for you (and your..

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