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The Young Women’s Leadership School, Brooklyn

CATHERINE MITCHELL, PRINCPIAL
Total Students: 388
Grades: 6-12 (planned)

The Young Women’s Leadership Schools (TYWLS) were established to nurture the intellectual curiosity and creativity of young women by supporting the “whole girl” in order to maximize academic achievement, social-emotional well-being, and postsecondary success. TYWLS is supported by the Young Women’s Leadership Network and its CollegeBound Initiative to replicate the best practices of private and independent girls’ schools.

2 cool things about TYWLS, Brooklyn

  • The school’s art program includes an art gallery to feature student artwork, guitar classes and a state-of-the-art dance studio.
  • Students attend yearly international trips to destinations such as China, Italy, France and London, as well as regular college trips throughout the year.

2 things you should know about coming here

  • This school has a required uniform.
  • There is a community service requirement for graduation.

How to get in

This school is open only to female students. Priority is given to continuing 8th graders, then to Brooklyn students or residents, then to NYC residents.


The Young Women's Leadership School, Brooklyn is a host school for the New Visions-Queens College Urban Teacher Residency