The Agnes Irwin School

  • The Agnes Irwin School is a nationally recognized all-girls' independent college preparatory school for PreK-grade 12 that offers a rigorous academic program, coupled with competitive sports and diverse visual and performing arts.
  • Agnes Irwin combines current educational thinking and practices with the traditional values of a liberal arts education.
  • Our mission is to empower girls to learn, to lead, and to live a legacy.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1869
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students587 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Agnes Irwin School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers123 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
69%
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1330
Average ACT score31
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 4 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$39,250
Tuition NotesTuitions vary by grade/division, starting at $20,700 for PK and ending with Upper School at $39,750. No additional required fees.
% on Financial Aid
30%
Average Financial Aid Grant$22,000
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorA. Randol

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCrew,
Cross CountryDiving,
Field HockeyGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Our Center for the Advancement of Girls (C.A.G.) focuses - through research, innovative programming and community engagement - on fostering the development of healthy, influential and fulfilling lives for the next generation of women. The Center`s work encompasses Agnes Irwin's vision for the education of girls in the 21st century - emphasizing four domains of girls` lives that are important to their healthy development: leadership identity, global citizenship, wellness, and 21st century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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My girls love this school and jump out of the car each morning excited to see their teachers and friends. AIS has the perfect balance of a nurturing environment and excellent education.
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I have a few daughters at this school and am constantly amazed at the warmth and endless support from the faculty. Each teacher goes above and beyond to help educate my girls in the best way possible to their individual needs and learning styles. I see my girls developing into intelligent, kind, mindful, thoughtful and happy girls. I attribute this development to this amazing school.
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