Center for Public Purpose

The Center for Public Purpose puts GA’s motto, Toward the Building of Character, into action—first by building an inclusive school community in which students can practice authenticity and respect, and second by offering students opportunities to contribute to a more equitable society and peaceful world.

Community Engagement

Through student-led service, GA girls learn about the needs of our local community, about larger issues facing society, and how they can make a difference.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The entire GA community works to engage  in meaningful dialogue around social justice and equity.

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Global Initiatives

Through our Global Scholars program, study abroad opportunities, and expedition courses, GA is dedicated to promoting global awareness among all its students.

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Institute for Public Purpose

This spring trip to Washington, D.C., is essentially a lab course for citizenship, service, and participatory democracy. Every year accepted sophomores spend a divided week in the nation’s capital. The first half focuses on the apparatus of government, and students go on learning tours to places like Congress and the Supreme Court, and meet with government-adjacent professionals such as journalists, attorneys, and administrators. The second half is devoted to service. Working with local grassroots nonprofits, girls take a deep dive into homelessness and poverty advocacy and outreach, cleaning, serving, and practicing fellowship. Now in its second year, the IPP is becoming a cornerstone of GA’s character education and experience.

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