Lauralton affiliates with Online School for Girls

Guided by current research on how girls learn best, Lauralton Hall is pleased to announce its affiliation with the Online School for Girls, an exceptional all-girl learning community that connects students worldwide through relevant and engaging coursework in a dynamic online learning community.

Lauralton Hall president Antoinette (Toni) Iadarola, Ph.D. believes “The best way to prepare students for the future is to remain on the cutting edge of new directions in education. It’s in the DNA of our founders, the Sisters of Mercy, to be innovative and ahead of our time and we are committed to their vision.” 

The Online School for Girls offers self directed courses that focus on several key principles: emphasizing connections among participants; incorporating collaboration into the learning experience; inspiring and rewarding creativity; and engaging in real-world problems and applications while having students probe the social and ethical dynamics that define and stretch our global society.

Founded in 2009, the Online School for Girls combines two important national education trends: single-gender classrooms with online education. According to the National Association of Single Sex Public Education, more than 500 public schools across the country offer single-gender classrooms. A national survey released by Evergreen Education Group, estimated that the number of K-12 students nationwide who took online courses had increased dramatically over the last number of years to 1.8 million students per year.

“By offering an educational experience that is not limited by location, the Online School for Girls (OSG) enriches the learning experience and broadens the opportunities available to our students,” states Principal Ann Pratson.  “Like our own courses, OSG teaches what it means to be literate, participatory, and fluent in the tools of the 21st century. The online platform also teaches a skill set vital to young women today: technology, communication, analysis, and access to global concepts.”   


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