Online School for Girls

We believe that providing the best tools for the way girls learn is critical to ensuring their success academically. With that in mind, we believe that online education is particularly well suited to girls who are independent, motivated, and mature. Online education is the fastest growing segment of education today. More than three million high school students and more than six million college students took an online course last school year as part of their curriculum at their face-to-face schools. We know that these numbers will only grow in the future as more and more schools and professions look to online education and training.

We are excited to announce that we have joined of the Online School for Girls, a group of over 70 girls’ schools from across the country in this very exciting opportunity. We are able to expand our course offerings and connect our students in meaningful, academic pursuits with students around the country and around the world.

The Online School believes in and has dedicated itself to:

  • emphasizing connection among participants
  • incorporating collaboration into the learning experience
  • inspiring and rewarding creativity
  • engaging in real-world problems and applications while having students probe the social and ethical dynamics that define and stretch our global society


Online School for Girls is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Courses in math, science, social science and language have been approved by NCAA as core-courses.  AP courses have been approved by the College Board.

The Online School for Girls is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the National Business Officers Association (NBOA), the National Coalition of Girls’ School (NCGS), the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), and the Center for Nonprofit Advancement.

Other Members of the Online School for Girls Include:

Connelly School of the Holy Child - Potomac, MD
Georgetown Visitation - Washington, DC
Holton Arms School - Bethesda, MD
Miss Porter's School - Farmington, CT
Madeira School - McLean, VA
St. Paul's School for Girls - Brooklandville, MD
The Bryn Mawr School - Baltimore, MD
The Ellis School - Pittsburgh, PA
The Hockaday School - Dallas, TX

 

How is the Online School for Girls different?

Online classes through the Online School for Girls (OSG) are small, collaborative and consortium-based. Scholars who specialize in girls’ education know that girls thrive in an environment of connectedness. Girls learn better and have better problem-solving skills in an online environment where technologies establish meaningful connections. OSG teachers promote connection regularly in all classes. Teachers use VoiceThread for introductions, and online discussion boards in the learning management system to allow girls to discuss coursework topics as well as unrelated, fun topics. Virtual friendships often grow from the online class relationships that are established. Teachers also communicate regularly with families and schools so students get the support they need.

OSG believes that online classes should be no different in terms of challenging students. However, these classes have the advantage of being able to expose students to even more through the regular use of Internet resources. The commitment to high standards and an academically challenging, college-preparatory environment creates a learning environment that stimulates students to engage and that challenges them not simply to know the material and content of the course but to go beyond it to higher levels of thinking and engagement.



Courses available in the
2016-2017 School Year through the
Online School for Girls

Abnormal Psychology
AP Psychology
AP Computer Science
AP Human Georgraphy
AP Macroeconomics
AP Micro Economics
AP Music Theory
AP World History
Creating Tomorrow – Designing for the Digital World
Genetics and Human Biology
Introduction to Engineering
Linear Algebra
Marine Science
Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations 

See the Program of Studies page for more information.


4920 Strathmore Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895  (301) 942-2100  
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