Our mission is to foster pathways to lead and learn.
Our vision at Girls Global Academy is leaders influencing change for global benefit.
About Girls Global Academy (GGA)
International Baccalaureate academics, combined with distinctive engineering and business pathways; A school culture that values all learners by working daily to fulfill the four promises of sisterhood, scholarship, service and safety; Service learning projects that extend rigorous academics to provide experiences outside the classroom.
Girls Global Academy is a candidate school* for the CP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.
* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
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: