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From the Head of School

Elizabeth English, Head of School

Founded by three bold and visionary women, The Archer School for Girls was always intended to be an innovative school, a place where every programmatic decision is based on the current research about how girls learn, develop, and thrive. As a contemporary girls’ school, Archer’s mission is to educate the future female leaders of this country in an environment that is at once ambitious and joyful.

That mission is readily apparent in our hallways and classrooms every day. Visitors to our campus often remark how happy and friendly Archer girls are. We also hear that Archer girls are unusually poised and stunningly confident. To my mind, the more important thing to note is the competence underlying that confidence. Regardless of her background, talents, or plans for the future, an Archer girl gains mastery of core competencies essential for success in the 21st century world. This outcome shapes the path our graduates will take for the rest of their lives. When asked to reflect on the impact their education has had, our alumnae invariably trace who they become and what they achieve directly back to their transformative experiences at Archer.

An Archer girl knows the value of her education, even while she is in the midst of it, and is always happy to talk to prospective students and parents about the unique culture and exceptional teaching Archer girls enjoy.
When girls are given the resources and spaces they deserve, they soar.

I invite you to visit our campus, get to know our community, and see for yourself why Archer is leading the way on research based education designed specifically for the way girls learn best.
The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. 

The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.