AGS provides powerful, practical, and innovative leadership opportunities purposefully designed for girls. Discover our unmatched signature programs.
Education for the Development of Leadership and Service (EDLS)
Our intentional EDLS curriculum at every grade level instills an understanding of the critical role that service must play in the life of a responsible global citizen. Core teaching values of this program include philanthropy, public service, personal and community wellness, and environmental stewardship.
AGS girls are citizens of the world. All graduates are required to participate in at least one school-sponsored global travel experience during their time in Upper School. From Spain to Kenya or London, students travel across the globe as they mature into young women, seeing the world through a broad lens.
Winterim is why AGS girls love to return to school after the winter break. This two-week program is a mini-semester that gives our faculty and students the opportunity to try something new, explore a topic in-depth, or approach a familiar subject from a new angle.
Learning looks different during Winterim. Homework may be to rehearse a dramatic scene or to write a personal reflection on a film. Winterim courses are often based on STEAM and interdisciplinary experiential learning.
Various course offerings reflect the collaborative design-thinking approach to STEAM which has been a core value in our interdisciplinary curriculum. Students are invited to take a deep dive into rigorous content, including exploring AP topics; looking inward to find ways to care for themselves; and looking out into the world to make global connections.
Experiential learning classes provide opportunities for community collaboration that cultivate new interests, performance, service, awareness of diversity, hands-on making, or design work, as well as fitness, wellness, and personal growth.
Community instructors for our Winterim program include professors from Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, software engineers, scientists, lawyers, alumnae, and artists.