Our mission is to foster pathways to lead and learn.
Girls Global Academy is a community of dedicated innovators who believe girls matter. Through our daily work, we are committed to actions that equip the next generation of leaders to navigate the world with confidence and compassion to succeed in any path they may choose. Our approach to education will allow girls to develop strong voices that inspire change.
Because of their time at GGA, students will navigate the world with confidence and success, succeed in any post-secondary endeavor of their choosing, serve as lifelong ambassadors for change locally and internationally, and practice mindfulness and compassion with themselves and others.
Our vision at Girls Global Academy is leaders influencing change for global benefit.
Our girls will have the confidence to engage and make decisions making an impact in the world. Our graduates will be prepared/ready to succeed in any path/arena of her choosing. Her path will lead her on her personal and intellectual journey.
Our academic environment, experiential learning, and commitment to action empower girls to be the voice that inspires change. She will discover complex and challenging issues, create solutions and demonstrate impact in the community developing her socially and emotionally.
Our approach to education will allow girls to use their power of intellect, creativity, and choice to explore possibilities in the interconnected world. She will recognize perspectives, understand intersectionality and power dynamics, and master academic standards.
About Girls Global Academy (GGA)
The idea for Girls Global Academy grew out of a conversation around the founder’s kitchen table in 2010. The voices around the table included voices around wanting an all girls school options, feelings that the transition from middle school to high school was challenging, and discussions around not the right options for girls of color.
To respond to the needs, it was important to the founding team to hear from the source, what girls of color in DC want and are looking for in a school to ground the school model in their suggestions. The GGA founding team facilitated focus groups with girls who attend middle school, high school, or attend/attended an all-girls school to identify what they want and need in an education. The more than 200 young women ranged in age from eleven to twenty-five years old and they described a school that would give them:
A sense of community and belonging
High Expectations and Rigorous Courses
Health and Wellness
Learning outside of school: service learning and volunteering
Positive role models that look like us
Academic literacy and study skills
A place to build confidence and grit
Career related activities to build technical skills
Support with the transition to college
Empowerment, especially around my identity