2018 Global Forum on Girls' Education® II - Strategic Partners


Strategic Partners
Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia
The Alliance of Girls’ Schools is a not for profit organization which aims to promote the education of girls in single-sex girls’ schools and increase public awareness that single-sex schools provide the optimal learning environment for girls. As the peak advocacy group for girls’ education, the Alliance provides leadership opportunities for girls and educators through conferences, provides network support, publishes a biannual magazine and sources research on single-sex education.
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The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
The Association of Boarding Schools serves college-preparatory boarding schools in the United States, Canada, and around the globe. The Association leads a domestic and international effort to promote awareness and understanding of boarding schools and to expand the applicant pool for member institutions. TABS is the comprehensive, indispensable resource for educators seeking training, research, guidance, and support on all issues pertaining to the residential school experience. TABS is the voice for independent boarding schools, their historical contribution to our world, and the current and compelling benefits of living and learning in an academic community.
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Association of State Girls' Schools (UK)

The Association of State Girls’ Schools is the largest organisation of state girls' schools in the United Kingdom.  Founded in 1991 by a group of likeminded headteachers with a shared vision, the organisation promotes single sex education for girls in the State sector.  the ASGS currently serves over 40,000 students and 10,000 educators.  Member schools can be academies, faith schools and selective schools and share the vision to support girls' schools as they lead girls into developing the character, capabilities and connections to succeed in the international and fast changing modern world.

The ASGS runs an annual leaders conference and student conference as well as providing members with resources and research to support their work.  Close links with the GSA in the UK and the NCGS in the US have enabled us to benefit from a wider body of research and a wider understanding of the issues facing our girls and our schools today.

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Canadian Accredited Independent Schools
A community of independent schools, we explore and pursue exemplary leadership, training, research and international standards of educational excellence.

As of September 2013, CAIS includes over 90 schools in Canada, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic, and Switzerland. All CAIS schools commit to undergoing a reflective and collaborative school improvement process, meet National Standards, and participate in research and professional development.
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European Association of Single-Sex Education
The European Association of Single-Sex Education (EASSE), is a non-profit organization headquartered in London that brings together people and educational institutions of more than 16 European countries interested in the development and promotion of the single-sex education, a style of school organization that is present practically in all countries of the world. Currently, EASSE has 231 schools associated in different countries of the EU that more than 200,000 students schooled.
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Girls' Day School Trust (UK)
The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) is the UK’s leading group of independent girls’ schools, with nearly 4,000 staff and 20,000 students between the ages of three and 18. As a charity that owns and runs a family of 24 schools and two academies in England and Wales, it reinvests all its income in its schools. Founded in 1872, the GDST has a long history of pioneering innovation in the education of girls. For more details about GDST schools, please go to and follow us on Twitter @GDST.
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Girls Prep
Girls Prep is part of Public Prep, the nation’s only non-profit network that exclusively develops exceptional, tuition-free PreK and single-sex elementary and middle public schools. We are determined to graduate 8th grade scholars who thrive in “right-fit,” high-performing public, private, or parochial high schools, and ultimately earn a degree from a four-year college or university.
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Girls' Schools Association (UK)
The Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) represents the heads of many of the top performing day and boarding schools in the UK independent schools sector. The GSA encourages high standards of education for girls and promotes the benefits of being taught in a largely girls-only environment.
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Margret Pála Schools (Iceland)
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Network of Sacred Heart Schools
Guided by the global vision of St. Madeleine Sophie Barat, the Network of Sacred Heart Schools is an association of 24 Catholic independent schools and the United States - Canada Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart, for the purpose of advancing the educational mission of the Society. The Network provides services and programs that promote and stimulate creative education and leadership framed by the Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart Schools in the United States and Canada. The Network enjoys partnership with the Networks of Sacred Heart Schools in Europe, Asia, Oceania, and Africa.
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The Latin American Association of Differentiated Educational Centres (Red ALCED) is a non-profit organization that represents eight Latin American countries. Red ALCED aims at providing support for single-sex schools and institutions interested in providing training, research, guidance, and support on all issues pertaining to single-sex education and differentiated instruction for boys and for girls in Latin America and worldwide.

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Round Sqaure
Round Square is a global network of innovative schools in 40 countries on six continents that share a passion for experiential learning and character education. The Round Square approach is built around six IDEALS of learning: International Understanding, Democracy, Environmental Stewardship, Adventure, Leadership and Service.
The Round Square Discovery Framework offers a structure that connects the IDEALS with twelve Discoveries that students explore on their learning journey: inquisitiveness, tenacity, courage, compassion, inventiveness, ability to solve problems, self-awareness, sense of responsibility, appreciation for diversity, commitment to sustainability, communication and team-working skills.
Within this Framework, Students and Faculty in Member Schools are encouraged to discover and develop their own capabilities through a range of experiences, activities, collaborative projects and challenges, both in and beyond the curriculum, including international, regional and local social service projects, exchanges and conferences.
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Young Women's Preparatory Network
The mission of Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN) is to support single-gender, college-preparatory, public education in Texas and beyond, giving young women the academic and leadership skills to achieve success in college and in life. YWPN partners with public school districts to create and support all-girls schools with a focus on leadership, college readiness, and health and wellness. YWPN works within the system to amplify the impact of the public dollar by funding enhancements to public school curriculum.
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