Using a range of educational approaches and strategies, the 77 member schools of AISGW educate nearly 30,000 students from early childhood through high school, offering families in the greater Washington, DC area a rich mix of educational options. We welcome new members from throughout the national capital region.

BP Program

Celebrating the Life of Barbara Patterson
February 13, 2018

It was a great honor for AISGW staff to attend the Celebration of Life for the distinguished former President of the Black Student Fund, Barbara Patterson, at her memorial services February 12, 2018.

Amy McNamer

Amy McNamer Appointed Next AISGW Executive Director
January 22, 2018

The AISGW Board of Trustees is excited to announce the appointment of Amy McNamer as the Association’s next Executive Director.


Photos from the 2017 AISGW Annual Heads’ Retreat in Middleburg
November 15, 2017

“Building Your Reservoir of Courage” was the theme of this year’s Heads’ Retreat, held November 9-10, at Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia.

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Summer Summit

Summer Summit 2018

“Reboot and Retool: Teaching and Learning for Diverse Minds”

June 18-19, 2018




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"Enough As She Is" with Rachel Simmons

When: March 1, 2018 7:00 pm
Where: National Cathedral School, Mount Saint Alban, Washington, DC

Bestselling author and girl expert Rachel Simmons will share strategies to help girls move beyond impossible standards of success to live healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives. Join us for a talk followed by a Q&A and book signing.

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AISGW Annual Business Meeting

When: May 15, 2018 12:00 pm
Where: The Madeira School, 8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA

Annual gathering of AISGW school heads to review the activities of the association during the previous year and discuss its plans and outlook for the future.

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Summer Summit 2018

When: June 18, 2018 9:00 am
Where: Airlie Hotel and Conference Center, 6809 Airlie Road, Warrenton, VA

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Summer Summit, a two-day conference designed to expand educators’ knowledge and understanding of students who learn differently.

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation Environmental Leadership for Independent School Leaders

When: July 16, 2018 9:00 am
Where: Smith Island Education Center, 21149 Marshall Street, Tylerton, MD

In partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, AIMS, VAIS, and the Gunston School, and back for a third year, this is a three-day opportunity for networking, sharing ideas, and immersion in the field of environmental education and leadership across the Chesapeake Bay watershed region.

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