Online School For Girls

The Bryn Mawr School is pleased to announce its affiliation with the Online School for Girls. Since its founding in June 2009, the Online School for Girls has grown from four schools to thirty-eight schools from coast to coast, and from sixteen students to more than eighty students. Any girl, anywhere in the world, can enroll in the Online School for Girls provided she meets the admission standards for the school and prerequisites for a course.

The Online School For Girls

“The Online School for Girls broadens the educational opportunities available to girls by offering an independent school experience that is not limited by location. Like traditional independent schools, the Online School for Girls offers girls a rich academic curriculum while preparing them for living and learning in the 21st century.”

Maureen E. Walsh Headmistress

Online School for Girls President Brad Rathgeber says that the school is successful because “class sizes are small, averaging twenty or fewer students per class. The teachers, who come from top girls’ schools across the county, are experts in their disciplines; and, the high-quality curriculum is built around the important educational principles of collaboration, creativity, connection, and real-world application.”

For the 2011-12 school year, the Online School for Girls is offering seven full-year courses and eight semester courses. Additionally, this summer, five courses for students and four professional development courses for teachers will be offered. Registration for the 2011-12 school year opens on March 1 for students at member and affiliate schools and on April 1 for all other students. A complete list of courses, course descriptions, and information about admission and fees is available at onlineschoolforgirls.org or molly.rumsey@onlineschoolforgirls.org.

Nationally, there are more than 500 public schools that offer families single-gender classrooms. A 2010 survey by the Evergreen Education Group showed that about 1.5 million primary and secondary school students were enrolled in online courses last year.

The Bryn Mawr School was founded in 1885 by five women as an independent, nonsectarian, college-preparatory school for girls from preschool through grade twelve. The Bryn Mawr School believes that a diversity of opinions, experiences, and backgrounds enriches learning and teaching and prepares students to engage with the broader community with insight, conviction, and compassion. A Bryn Mawr education is grounded in the expectation that young women will be resilient in the face of complexity, ambiguity, and change; will become responsible and confident participants in the world; and will lead considered and consequential lives.

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