NCGS Expands HEADWAYS: Interactive Conversations for School Leaders

After a successful pilot program in 2015-2016 for Heads of School, the 2016-2017 HEADWAYS program will include two additional cohorts focused on Chief Admissions Officers and Professional Development Coordinators.

HEADWAYS provides school leaders with the opportunity to connect virtually, using simple video-conferencing, to discuss operational issues relevant to their post. Open to all NCGS member schools, interested individuals will meet in small groups for one-hour facilitated conversations about prearranged and time-sensitive topics. HEADWAYS is deliberately designed to be an interactive conversation among colleagues -- as opposed to a webinar -- whereby participants share and receive ideas and information. The program aims to develop a "team cohort" of trusted colleagues who together form a small learning community and can be called upon to be resources/mentors throughout the year and into the future. Participants will be asked to consider the following questions in advance of each conversation:

1. How does my school address this topic?
2. How do I wish my school addressed this topic?
3. And, what is keeping my school and me from making this wish a reality?

For more information, including the schedules and topics for each of the three 2016-2017 tracks, please click on ...READ MORE below.


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

NCGS is currently accepting proposals for its upcoming Educating Girls Symposium, a professional development opportunity for educators to come together and exchange best practices for teaching and working with girls.

Educating Girls Symposium
School Communities: The Power of Many Voices
February 22, 2017
The Nightingale-Bamford School
New York, NY
Presented in partnership with the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)

School Communities: The Power of Many Voices will be the theme of the day with discussions addressing:

1. 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?
2. How does your school resolve conflict when any one of these voices is perceived to overshadow others?
3. 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 to submit a proposal.

Registration is now open!


2016 Conference on Coordinate Education

NCGS and the International Boys' Schools Coalition (IBSC) will present the second Conference on Coordinate Education to be held in Baltimore, MD, on October 20-21, 2016, at St. Paul's School for Girls and St. Paul's School.

This conference will explore the strategies, opportunities, and challenges of forming a coordinate education program between all-girls and all-boys schools. Whether your school currently has an established coordinate program or is considering one, we encourage you to attend this conference to learn more about best practices.

Registration is open to all members of a school community, including senior level administrators, classroom teachers, and school trustees. Past participants found the experience to be particularly valuable when they were able to attend as part of a team from their schools. We are happy to extend a discounted rate to schools that register three or more attendees.

Click here for complete rate information and to register.