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Girls' Schools - Private Girls' Schools A-M

If you are considering a girls' school for your daughter, you will find data and information about girls' schools here. This page contains schools with names from A through M. Review the programs. Visit them virtually to get an idea of the activities and community these schools offer.

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, Villanova, PA
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 6-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: Academy of Notre Dame de Namur offers AP courses, honors courses, independent study as well as the option to study at a local college for college credit. The school was founded in 1856.

Academy of the Holy Angels, Demarest, NJ
"The Academy of the Holy Angels, founded in 1879, is a private, Catholic, college preparatory school dedicated to the education of young women in the tradition of the School Sisters of Notre Dame."

Academy of the Holy Cross, Kensington, MD
"Catholic education uniquely focused on young women since 1868. Grades 9-12"

Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa, FL
"Academy of the Holy Names is a Catholic, independent co-educational elementary school and a college preparatory school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary."

Academy of Mount Saint Ursula, Bronx, NY
"Mount Saint Ursula, a girls’ Catholic college preparatory school, is the oldest continuous Catholic High School for girls in New York State."

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, Villanova, PA
"At the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, students enjoy the advantage of numerous service, leadership and athletic opportunities while thriving in an academically stimulating environment."

Academy of Saint Joseph, Brentwood, NY
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: K-8, 9-12
School Type: Coeducational K-8; Girls 9-12; day school
Comments: The Academy of St. Joseph was founded in 1856 by the Sisters of St. Joseph. It offers a solid college prep curriculum. If you live in the Suffolk County area and seek a Catholic education for your daughter, ASJ should be on your list.

The Agnes Irwin School, Rosemont, PA
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: Agnes Irwin was the first dean of Radcliffe college. The school which bears her name is one of the leaders in girls' education. Rigorous academics and a host of athletics and extracurriculars are part of the school's comprehensive program.

Annie Wright School, Tacoma, WA
"Annie Wright School is a college preparatory school which stresses excellence in individual academics and encourages an understanding of society." 9-12.Girls.Boarding. PK-8. Coed. Day.

Alverno High School, Sierra Madre, CA
"Alverno is an independent Catholic college-prep school for girls which intends to prepare knowledgeable young women of conscience and conviction through exciting academic, service, and leadership programs."

Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School, Drexel Hill
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School was founded in 1956. It serves about 800 girls. The school is fully accredited by the Middle States Association.

The Archer School for Girls, Brentwood, CA
"Archer is the first independent all girls school to be founded in the West in the last 30 years. It is also the first ever to be dedicated to teaching girls in the ways girls learn best."

Ashley Hall, Charleston, SC
"The Ashley Hall experience begins in the co-ed early childhood for 2-4 year olds and continues from kindergarten  through grade twelve."

Atlanta Girls School, Atlanta
"AGS is committed to helping girls develop their fullest potential intellectually, physically and spiritually....provides a safe, tolerant, ethics-based environment, where girls encourage and support one another, are respectful of one another's unique talents, and interests and are aware of accepting of cultural, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds that may be different from their own."

The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK - 12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: The Baldwin School was founded in 1888. The upper school is small with just 210 students. The curriculum includes AP courses, honors courses and independent study.

Bishop Strachan School, Toronto, Ontario
"At Bishop Strachan, the stepping stones of academic excellence are built on the same foundation that has proven successful for over 127 years." 7-13. Girls. Boarding/Day.

The Brearley School, New York
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: The Brearley School was founded in 1884. This prestigious girls school offers serious college preparatory studies as well as a host of extracurricular activities and sports. A highly selective school, Brearley graduates matriculate to the very best colleges and universities at home and abroad.

Branksome Hall, Toronto, Ontario
This K-12 girls day and boarding school offers a wide range of programs. "At Branksome Hall, girls have not only equal opportunity but every opportunity."

Brenau Academy, Gainesville, GA
"We are the only all-girls boarding school in the State of Georgia, and one of only a few in the South."

Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore, MD
"An independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory school for girls from preschool through grade twelve. Within a nurturing environment, Bryn Mawr’s rigorous academic curriculum inspires a passion for intellectual curiosity and emphasizes the delights and demands of learning. In the classical humanistic tradition, Bryn Mawr promotes the full development of mind, body, and spirit."

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, Buffalo
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school

Comments: The Academy was founded by Franciscan Sisters in 1877, a time when girls were taught homemaking skills and little else. The Order knew that girls were capable of much more, and, as their Foundress' assured them, "God did provide." 400 girls enjoy a balanced Catholic education at BASH.

Cabrini High School, New Orleans, LA
"An accredited, private Catholic school for girls under the direction of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus...named for St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the foundress of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and America's first citizen saint."

Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA
"Castilleja School, established in 1907, is dedicated to providing a rigorous college preparatory education for young women in grades six through twelve."

Cathcart Academy for Girls, Dewey, AZ
Cathcart Academy for Girls is a small private boarding school for girls, ages 13-18. Cathcart Academy is located in Arizona.

Catherine McAuley High School, Brooklyn, NY
"Catherine McAuley High School is a small, all-girls' Catholic school in the diverse community of East Flatbush in Brooklyn, New York. McAuley was founded in 1942 by the Sisters of Mercy, and has provided an "Education For Life" for nearly 60 years."

Catherine McAuley High School, Portland, ME
"Catherine McAuley High School, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, strives to educate the whole person through excellence in education based on values inherent in our Judeo-Christian heritage. The total program prepares young women to continue their education and to be responsible, contributing citizens of the world community."

The Catholic High School, Baltimore, MD
For sixty years, young women have come to challenge their abilities and to give life to our motto: "Lux tua luceat...Let your light shine."

The Chapin School, New York
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Girls, Day school

Comments: A fixture in Manhattan since 1901, Chapin is the epitome of what a great girls' day school can be.

Chatham Hall, Chatham, VA
This small girls boarding school offers a distinctive leadership training program in addition to the usual academic offerings.

Columbus School for Girls, Columbus, OH
Columbus School for Girls...is a college-preparatory day school serving approximately 651 students...Our goal is to foster in each student stuch strong skills and love of learning that her intellectual curiosity, aesthetic understanding, desire for health and fitness, and commitment to social responsibility will continue throughout her life.

Connelly School of the Holy Child, Chevy Chase, MD
"Connelly School of the Holy Child is an independent, Catholic all-girls school for students grades 6 - 12."

Convent of the Sacred Heart, New York
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Girls, Day school

Comments: Take a look at the top colleges CSH's grads go to. Then you will understand why this is a serious college prep institution. Solid academics. Conservative Catholic values. Selective admissions.

Convent of the Visitation, Mendota Heights, MN
"Visitation is an independent, Catholic day school. It was founded by the Sisters of the Visitation in 1873. The school is coeducational through grade 6. Visitation is the only all-girls secondary school, grades 7-12, in Minnesota."

Cor Jesu Academy, St. Louis
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: Cor Jesu Academy is operated by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It affords young women a traditional college preparatory education integrated with Catholic teachings and values.

Croftonhouse School, Vancouver, British Columbia
"Crofton House School is an independent school for girls from grades 1 to 12, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada."

Culver Girls Academy, Culver, IN
"One of Culver's most outstanding features is the opportunity to do things here that other girls only dream about."

Dana Hall School, Wellesley
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 6-12
School Type: Girls, boarding/day school
Comments: Dana Hall School was founded in 1881 was a preparatory school for Wellesley College. It is now one of the country's leading independent girls' schools. The curriculum, sports and extracurricular activities offer a wealth of options. The school accepts just 38% of applicants.

Dexter Southfield School, Brookline
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Coeducational day school
Comments: Dexter Southfield School is a boys' school and a girls' school. The schools share the same headmaster and many administrative and teaching staff. If you live in the Boston area, you need to have a look at all DSS offers.

Divine Savior Holy Angels School, Milwaukee, WI
"107 years of exemplary education for young women."

Dominican Academy, New York
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9 - 12
School Type: Girls, day school

Comments: A Catholic education in the Dominican tradition is what the Academy offers. The traditional core curriculum has been updated with the latest technology. Dominican grads all go on to college.

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Houston, TX
"Established in 1960, Duchesne Academy, as part of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools, offers a college-preparatory curriculum which draws on the natural curiosity and ability of students to help them experience a love of learning."

Ellis School, Pittsburgh
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: PK-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: Sara Frazier Ellis established her school for girls in 1916. It has been blazing trails for young women ever since. Pittsburgh is fortunate to have a college preparatory school of this caliber.

Emma Willard School, Troy
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 9 - 12
School Type: Girls, boarding/day school

Comments: A grand old girls' school as vibrant today as when it was first founded in 1814, EWS offers a solid college prep education replete with all the extras which make a girls' school so special. Convenient to the New York capital district.

Ethel Walker School, Simsbury, CT
"The Ethel Walker School takes great pride in its long-standing reputation as one of the finest college preparatory schools in the country for young women."

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, La Canada, CA
"Catholic, day and boarding school for young women in grades 9 through 12 founded in 1931 by the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose."

Fontbonne Academy, Milton
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: A strong academic program and 100 hours of community service are hallmarks of Fontbonne Academy's program. The school has been in operation since 1954.

Fontbonne Hall Academy, Brooklyn
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school

Comments: College prep academics with a Catholic emphasis on values and tradition. FHA sends its graduates to many fine Catholic colleges.

Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Bellevue, WA
"Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bellevue, Washington has been educating girls and women in the Seattle metropolitan area since 1907."

Foxcroft School, Middleburg, VA
"Foxcroft is a girls' boarding school for grades 9 through 12."

Girls' Middle School, Mountainview, CA
"The Girls' Middle School is a new school for girls in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades that opened in September, 1998 on the San Francisco Peninsula."

Girls' Preparatory School, Chattanooga, TN
Grades 6-12. College preparatory.

The Grier School, Tyrone
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 7-12
School Type: Girls, boarding school
Comments: The Grier School is a small girls' boarding school. It offers a warm, family-like atmosphere. Each student is encouraged to succeed academically as well as to develop her full potential.

The Hamlin School, San Francisco, CA
"Parents who seek a challenging contemporary education for their daughters should consider Hamlin, which provides a sound scholastic environment for qualified students from kindergarten through eighth grade."

Harmony Heights School, Oyster Bay
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, residential/day school

Comments: Harmony Heights offers therapeutic programs for emotionally troubled girls.

Hathaway Brown, Shaker Heights, OH
"Dedicated to excellence in the education of girls. For us, educational excellence includes, and reaches well beyond, superb preparation for college. " PK-12. Girls. Day.

Havergal College, Toronto, Ontario
Havergal College is an independent day and boarding school for girls from Junior Kindergarten to Senior Year (OAC).

Heavenly Mountain Ideal Girls' School, Boone, NC
"A college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 7 - 12, featuring Consciousness-Based education for the full inner development of the student: the missing element in education today."

The Hewitt School, New York
Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
Grades: K-12
School Type: Girls, day school

Comments: You won't find any computer labs in this school. But laptops are everywhere. That succinctly sums up one of the many attractive features of this Manhattan girls' school.

The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX
"The Hockaday School was established in 1913 by Miss Ela Hockaday and a group of parents intent on providing Dallas and the Southwest with an outstanding college-preparatory school for girls." PK-12. Girls. Boarding/Day.

Holy Family Academy, Bayonne, NJ
"College-prep school for young women, grades 9-12."

Holy Names Academy, Seattle, WA
"Holy Names Academy is a private Catholic college preparatory school for girls grades 9-12. The Academy was the first Catholic school in Seattle."

Hutchison School, Memphis, TN
"Hutchison School provides an exceptional college-preparatory education for young women from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade."

Ideal Girls' School, Maharishi Vedic City. IA
"Students study the traditional middle and secondary school subjects in light of Maharishi Vedic ScienceSM, the knowledge of the full development of human life. This combined curriculum develops the inner genius, joy, and wisdom of every girl."

Immaculate Heart Academy, Westwood, NJ
"IHA is an all girls Catholic high school in Northern New Jersey."

Incarnate Word High School, San Antonio, TX
"Incarnate Word High School is a private Catholic college preparatory school for young women. The school was specifically founded to assist parents in the spiritual formation and education of their daughters."

Institute of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD
"IND provides a nurturing environment in which girls can grow into young women of moral character and academic competence."  9-12. Day.

Katherine Delmar Burke School, San Francisco, CA
"A kindergarten through eighth grade school for girls located in San Francisco. Our school is known for its excellent academic program, broad exposure to art, drama, and athletics, and for the ways in which we support education for girls."

Kent Place School, Summit. NJ
"An independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory day school which, for over 100 years, has provided a superior education for young women who demonstrate strong scholastic and creative ability."

Keystone Christian Academy, Duncansville
"As a college preparatory school, Keystone Christian Academy serves to help each girl celebrate her God given gifts in a comfortable atmosphere."

Lacordaire Academy, Montclair, NJ
"A college preparatory school for young women in the Dominican tradition."

La Pietra, Hawaii School for Girls, Honolulu, HI
"Located on the slopes of Diamond Head, this outstanding college preparatory school offers girls in grades six through twelve unique opportunities for educational growth and personal development in a campus setting of historical elegance and a student-teacher ratio of ten to one."

Laurel School, Shaker Heights, OH
"A nationally recognized, independent day school for girls, Kindergarten - Grade 12, with co-educational programs for three- and four-year olds."

Lincoln School, Providence, RI
"Founded in 1884, Lincoln is first and foremost a college-preparatory school for girls from Early Childhood through grade 12."

Linden Hall School, Lititz
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 6-12
School Type: Girls, boarding/day school
Comments: Established in 1746, Linden Hall School is the oldest girls' boarding school in the country. It offers excellent academics and athletics including a fine equestrian program.

Little Flower Academy, Vancouver, British Columbia
"Little Flower Academy, owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Ann, has functioned as an Independent Catholic Congregational secondary school of girls since its establishment in 1927."

Little Flower Catholic High School, Philadelphia
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments:
Little Flower High School exists today because of the determination and persistence of parents and alumnae. They value the traditions, core values and high academic standards in women's education which Little Flower symbolizes.

Louise S. McGehee School, New Orleans, LA
"Founder Louise McGehee started the school in 1912 in the historic Garden District of New Orleans as a college preparatory school for girls."

The Madeira School, McLean, VA
Offers a top-notch education, extraordinary teachers, excellent facilities and programs, and a safe and happy campus. 9-12. Girls. Boarding.

Marian High School, Omaha, NB
Catholic college preparatory school for young women. 7-12.

Marlborough School, Los Angeles, CA
"The School community is firmly rooted in Marlborough's enduring traditions of strong scholastic achievement within a nurturing environment."  7-12. Day. Girls.

The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school

Comments: Since 1936 the Sisters of St. Joseph have offer a college preparatory program for young women. Strong community service component in addition to traditional Roman Catholic education.

Marymount School, Los Angeles, CA
"Marymount is an independent, all-girls Catholic college preparatory school."

Marymount School of New York, New York
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Grades: N-12
School Type: Girls, day school

Comments: A Sacred Heart School offering a solid college preparatory program for young women. Girls have the opportunity to study abroad at Sacred Heart schools in London, Paris and Rome.

Maryvale Preparatory School, Brooklandville, MD
"An independent, Catholic college-preparatory school for young women in grades 6-12."

Mercy High School, Baltimore, MD
"A Catholic college preparatory school for young women, grades 9 through 12, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Baltimore."

Mercy High School, San Francisco, CA
"Mercy High School is committed to offering excellent educational opportunities to a diverse population of young women.  We strive to educate women to their highest level of competence, conscience and compassion."

Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School, Montreal, Quebec
Top girls' preparatory school. K-12.

Miss Hall's School, Pittsfield
Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, boarding/day school
Comments: Miss Hall's School is a small, all girls' boarding school located in the western part of the state. Your daughter will find solid academics, plenty of sports and all kinds of clubs and other activities to engage her.

Miss Porter's School, Farmington, CT
"Miss Porter's School is an independent, college-preparatory, boarding and day school for girls grades 9 through 12. The School was founded in 1843 by Sarah Porter, a prominent educator."

Mount Assisi Academy, Lemont, IL
"Mt. Assisi Academy is an all girls Catholic High School."

Mount Saint Mary Academy, Kenmore, NY
"Mount Saint Mary Academy is a private, Catholic college preparatory school for young women. Founded in 1927 by the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur, the school has become known for its tradition of academic excellence."

Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Flourtown
Religious affiliation: Catholic
Grades: 9-12
School Type: Girls, day school
Comments: Mount Saint Joseph Academy has been educating young women since 1858. The school offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum combined with traditional Catholic teachings and values.

Mount Saint Mary Academy, Wachung, NJ
"Mount Saint Mary Academy is an independent Catholic college-preparatory school for girls in grades nine through twelve."

Mount Saint Scholastica Academy, Atchison, KS
"A private, boarding and day, college-preparatory, Catholic high school for girls grades 9-12."

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