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Why a Girl's School?

In 1996, Ann and Andrew Tisch partnered with the New York City Department of Education to open The Young Women’s Leadership School (TYWLS) of East Harlem – the first all-girls public school to open in the United States in 30 years. Their vision was to provide girls growing up in underserved communities with a high-quality college preparatory education based on the finest private school models.

Today, Student Leadership Network (formerly known as Young Women’s Leadership Network) impacts more than 2,800 students at our five all-girls public schools in New York City and over 7,000 at our 16 national Young Women’s Leadership Network sister schools. Moreover, the success of our girls’ schools has inspired dozens of single-sex schools to open nationwide. TYWLS Astoria is one of the most successful all girls schools in our nation.


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