An Invisible Problem: Teen Mental Health Issues Going Unaddressed

Recent studies suggest that teens today have more mental health disorders than prior generations and that these problems often go untreated. Are Today’s Teens More Troubled? In one study, published in the Clinical Psychology Review, researchers at five universities analyzed the responses of 77,576 high school or college students who, between 1938 through 2007, took…… Continue reading An Invisible Problem: Teen Mental Health Issues Going Unaddressed

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Teaching the Struggling Adolescent

Enthusiasm to begin the school day; attainment of B’s and A’s across the curriculum; enjoyment of (gulp!) reading a book; organization of Trapper Keepers and backpacks independent of adult admonition and frantic last-minute scrambling! Are these the wistful wishes of a parent of a struggling teenager? The bold response is “Not at all!” but let…… Continue reading Teaching the Struggling Adolescent

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A Girl’s Perspective on the All-Girl Boarding School Classroom

It sounded so old-fashioned to me, like something from another century. I could not imagine I would like to be in an all-girls school. While there were plenty of boys who took over the classroom, most were fine in my opinion. Unless you had a real bully in the class, what difference could it possibly…… Continue reading A Girl’s Perspective on the All-Girl Boarding School Classroom

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Residential Therapeutic Schools Improve Teen Behavior, Confidence, Study Says

About 97 percent of teens who attend a private residential therapeutic school show improvement in behavior, communication, confidence, and any emotional problems they were experiencing, according to a study of nine private schools. The study, conducted by independent research company Canyon Research & Consulting Inc., involved 993 students ages 13 to 18 who attended schools…… Continue reading Residential Therapeutic Schools Improve Teen Behavior, Confidence, Study Says

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Our Students, Our Schools, Our Future

NCGS engages the power of many voices to strengthen our schools, communities, and world. Now is a time when we need to assert our collective voice—educators, parents, students, alumnae, and supporters—to ensure innovative, vibrant, and safe school environments. We must focus on our commitment to educate and empower students with the skills and confidence to…… Continue reading Our Students, Our Schools, Our Future

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The Extraordinary Relevance of Girls’ Schools: Educating the “Missing Million” and the First Female President

“There has never been a better time to be female.” —Terri McCullough, Director of No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, a Clinton Foundation initiative led by former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton I am a product of a girls’ school. The year I graduated, Saturday Night Fever had just come out. As a…… Continue reading The Extraordinary Relevance of Girls’ Schools: Educating the “Missing Million” and the First Female President

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How Do Girls Learn Best?

As a new school year begins, we’ve been thinking a lot about how girls learn best. In many ways, this question could be answered by describing what girls’ schools do best. This is because girls’ schools are dedicated to championing the educational and developmental needs of girls. So how do girls learn best? Here are…… Continue reading How Do Girls Learn Best?

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The Girls’ School Advantage: Top Ten Reasons to Attend an All-Girls School

The admissions season is coming to a close with families weighing their options. They are pouring over acceptance letters, evaluating financial aid packages, and reviewing for the final time their pros and cons lists comparing different schools. Lists that will help them make the ultimate decision—one that’s led equally by the head and the heart—which…… Continue reading The Girls’ School Advantage: Top Ten Reasons to Attend an All-Girls School

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