Portrait of an AGS Graduate

An AGS education is designed to instill in our girls the strengths of character, knowledge, and skills needed to lead full and productive lives and be responsible citizens, ready to face the challenges that college and the world will present.

The Portrait guides our work and informs how we evaluate and structure all of our programs—from the classroom to the playing field and with the community. Teachers, coaches, club advisors, and administrators begin with the end in mind, with intentional and thoughtful attention to the Portrait. 

Our graduates are equipped with:

The nature of what today’s students need to know and understand as they graduate is changing at an ever-increasing rate. AGS not only provides girls with the foundation that they will need, but also equips students with the ability to remain curious and apply knowledge to new situations.

  • A strong college-preparatory foundation in the liberal arts
  • An ability to explain how various aspects of the physical and natural world work
  • Proficiency in the principles of mathematics and its applications
  • Ability to understand and appreciate global history, politics, and cultures, as well as her own place within them
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate in a foreign language within a greater cultural context 
  • Appreciation of and ability to find meaning in a variety of works of literature
  • A knowledge of and appreciation for the fine arts 
  • Knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity



College Acceptances

At AGS, we like it when our girls are admitted to the University of Virginia, Scripps, Yale, and Princeton, but we are only satisfied when a student goes on to the school that is right for her. All AGS graduates have been accepted to a four-year college or university. 

AGS College Acceptance List >>