Posts Categorized: Featured

Signature Threads: Leadership, E-STEAM, and Global Citizenship

Part three in a five-part series of blog posts from Academic Dean Rebecca Redlon discussing the New Academic Vision at The Maine Girls’ Academy. Mercy Matters: Incorporating Leadership, E-STEAM, and Global Citizenship Once we had the framework of the Mercy Matters Program in place, we began looking at other educational facets important to our mission, including… Read more »

Skills and Habits of Mind

Part two in a five-part series of blog posts from Academic Dean Rebecca Redlon discussing the New Academic Vision at The Maine Girls’ Academy. Mercy Matters: A Vision for Skills and Habits of Mind When we began building the Mercy Matters Program, one of the things we knew for sure was that we wanted students to… Read more »

A New Academic Vision

Our Academic Dean Rebecca Redlon has led the development and implementation of a new academic vision for The Maine Girls’ Academy and in partnership with our Faculty has developed an innovative research-based curriculum which has been reimagined for the 21st century and tailored for the unique ways girls learn. In a new series of blog… Read more »

Extraordinary News

Dear Friends, As a new year begins, we are thrilled to report three extraordinary gifts that will help further our mission to educate confident thinkers, compassionate leaders and purposeful change makers. These gifts honor our rich legacy and represent a spectrum of giving inspirations and backgrounds with one common thread—supporting the education and empowerment of… Read more »

An Open Letter to Eighth Grade Girls

Dear Eighth Grade Girls, My name is Chloe; I am a junior at The Maine Girls’ Academy. I know that it can be hard to transition into high school, especially when you’re considering a private school, like MGA. As a student very close in age to you, I know first hand the challenges that come with… Read more »

The Plaid is Magical

An alumna’s perspective and experience. Thank you Sarah Owen, Class of ’09 who came back to address potential Academy Girls at our Fall Open House…video here of her speech! Good afternoon, everyone! Thank you so much for taking time from your busy weekend to attend the first Maine Girls’ Academy (or MGA) Open House! My… Read more »

A Student’s Perspective

Today’s post shares a student’s perspective of The Maine Girls’ Academy and her advice for girls from her inspiring speech given to prospective students at our Open House this past weekend… HI!  My name is Emily Weisser, and I am a Junior here at The Maine Girls’ Academy. The transition from McAuley to MGA has come with many changes…. Read more »

The Girls’ School Advantage: Top Ten Reasons To Attend An All-Girls School

Many people ask us what exactly is the All-Girl Advantage? As we begin to enter our admissions season with open houses, shadow days, placement tests, etc. this blog post from the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (of which MGA is a proud member) expresses in detail the true advantages that an all-girl school offers supported by powerful research. Original Post from April 14,… Read more »

To Spidergirl, With Love

I visited The Maine Girls’ Academy, then Catherine McAuley, maybe 10 years ago. I drove down from Colby College in Waterville where I teach in Educational Studies to talk with students and staff about my book, Packaging Girlhood. My presentation was a riff on a series of popular media images designed to illustrate the limited… Read more »

With the Heart of a Lion…

Dear Friends, Our school community has truly embodied the heart of a lion this summer, moving toward an exciting future with courage, passion and grace. The halls have been roaring with excitement and progress during the last couple of months since the students left for the summer. I hope you will enjoy this update and… Read more »