Single-sex education for girls has been making a lot of news in recent years, but the reason Hathaway Brown is a girls school is not because that it has become an educationally fashionable thing to do. Nor are we a girls' school because of tradition, even though we have nearly 130 years of history as one of America's leaders in girls' education. We are a girls school out of conviction ─ because of our time-reinforced belief that a school for girls, not just a school with girls, is the best possible way to enable young women to reach their fullest potential as thinkers, leaders and achievers. This is a particularly exciting moment to be focused on girls' education because never before in human history has the future seemed brighter with possibility for women and girls than it is today.
Hathaway Brown recognizes and is responsive to the distinctive patterns of girls' cognitive, emotional and physical development. And our curriculum has been designed to provide an educational edge for Hathaway Brown graduates not only in college but in life, so that they can make the most of the unprecedented new opportunities open to women. We offer the timeless perspective of a classically balanced curriculum in the humanities; an emphasis in leadership, confidence and ethics; award-winning teaching in science and mathematics; innovative training in technology; a deep commitment to the importance of athletics for girls; and a distinguished faculty whose life's work is bringing out the best in girls.
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