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Girls School

In 1884, a Girls School that was privately set up by Sarah DeCharms Hibbard was incorporated into the Academy of the New Church, joining the Boys School to create the ANC Secondary Schools.

Today, ANC Girls School continues to provide stellar preparatory education for 9th–12th grade girls. The Girls School gives our girls a nurturing and safe environment in which to grow academically, morally, and spiritually.

The Girls School is a New Church institution, so our students are challenged to grow morally as well as intellectually. We strive to help our students to support one another, behave with integrity, and become confident and charitable female leaders.

Our academic program at the Girls School is designed to provide the best possible education for our girls. As freshmen, girls take mostly single-gender courses, which allows them to excel in the classroom and grow in confidence. As they progress toward graduation, more courses are collaborative (co-educational with the Boys School) allowing our girls to benefit from the complementary perspectives of our Boys School students.

In extracurriculars, our girls are given opportunities to thrive independently—our athletic program is rich and varied and our campus clubs provide all-girls camaraderie. And since we share our purpose, our school pride, and our campus with the Boys School, our girls benefit from cooperation with the boys school students in extracurriculars such as performing arts and community service.

ANC Girls School provides our girls with all the benefits of an all-girls education—from strong female role models to academics tailored specifically for developing female minds. And at the same time, our collaboration with the Boys School allows us to offer our girls all the advantages of a co-ed environment—from camaraderie to a shared school pride.

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Principal's Message

At the Academy of the New Church Girls School, we believe in the power of partnership. Together with our dedicated faculty, supportive families, and engaged community, we foster an environment where every student can thrive academically, socially, and spiritually. We strive to prepare girls to achieve their full academic potential and to pursue useful and principled lives by providing an education that is spiritually grounded in the teachings of the New Church. Academic subjects and spiritual truths are explored both separately and in conjunction with each other. We are committed to nurturing the whole individual, equipping our students not only with knowledge but also with the values and virtues that will guide them throughout their lives.

In the Girls School, our spiritually-grounded academic and extracurricular opportunities help our students develop a deep and lasting moral foundation. Principles including charity, empathy, and usefulness are taught and expected throughout our environment. Allowing girls to practice the skills needed to develop their feminine wisdom and leadership skills is a necessary step as they navigate today’s world. Students are encouraged to put these skills in the classroom, on the court, field or stage, and within our extracurricular organizations. 

Girls School classes provide a rigorous academic experience within a supportive and nurturing environment, where students can challenge themselves in unique ways, expanding both their intellectual and leadership potential. Our faculty fosters supportive, student-centered experiences where girls are expected to actively participate, entertain new ideas, and work to their potential. 

I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with a caring and engaged faculty, who looks to see the good and the potential in each student. I invite you to learn more about our programs, our community, and our commitment to excellence in spiritually-rooted education.


Erica Stine
Principal, ANC Girls School