State of the School 2018
It is my privilege and honor to share with you CSG’s 2018 State of the Girl/State of the School! I am so pleased to both reflect on the past year and to look ahead at the coming year at CSG. As we think about 2017 nationally, one might call it the Year of the Woman. Of course, at CSG, EVERY year is the Year of the Woman or the Girl--we have been focused on educating and developing girls and young women for 119 years! If, indeed, 2017 is the Year of the Women in America, isn’t it lovely that the U.S. has finally caught up to CSG!?
From Hollywood to Gymnastics, from the #metoo movement to the #timesup movement, women are speaking truth to power and using their voices, demanding to be heard and to be viewed on equal footing with their male counterparts. The use of one’s voice is at the center of who we are at CSG. It is this focus on voice--on our desire to empower girls by using a data-driven curriculum that first attracted us to ROX. ROX--Ruling Our Experiences--is a 8-week program that all Form VIII students at CSG experience. The focus is on everything from bullying and relational aggression, to navigating social media and leadership development.
ROX has a strong research component and in March, Founder and Executive Director Dr. Lisa Hinkelman joined our current families to share the results of her most recent research. At the end of 2017, ROX released “The Girls Index”, after surveying nearly 11,000 girls throughout the country, including nearly 240 CSG girls in Forms VI-XI. The report confirmed that “effective educators recognize both the academic and non-academic needs of students.” Like ROX, CSG understands that attending to the social-emotional needs of students is just as important as focusing on academic skills and developmentally appropriate pedagogy.
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