"Coastal Studies for Girls is a remarkable confluence of science, camaraderie, fun, and learning, all for sophomore girls, who live together in an historic yellow farmhouse on the coast of Maine. What could be better? We are so grateful that our daughter experienced CSG; her life is enhanced immeasurably by twelve fellow pioneers and the faculty who encouraged her adventure."
Junior Class Dean, McDonogh School
Mother of a CSG student and member of the CSG Board of Directors
"The girls are back from Coastal Studies for Girls and they are profoundly changed! I cannot get over their maturity, poise and general demeanor. It is incredible what you and your team have done. We are all grateful and very jealous!"
Assistant Principal, Queens School of Inquiry
“What we know from research and experience is that during adolescence, many young women drop out of the science ‘pipeline’. Coastal Studies for Girls will help influence and encourage more young women at an earlier age to pursue science studies and careers.”
Dr. Theo Kalikow
President, University of Maine at Farmington
“NCGS is pleased to be a partner to Coastal Studies for Girl's challenging, unique and timely program for girls. Being a single-sex school is a defining feature of a community and educational philosophy. When women of any age pursue their passions they often discover new things about themselves. When such opportunities are extended to adolescent girls, the impact is tremendous and, in many cases, life-changing. We celebrate the CSG mission and support this unique venture.
Executive Director of the National Coalition of Girls' Schools
“In a world where popular media beckons like a modern day Siren, Coastal Studies for Girls offers a true journey, one that takes a girl seriously and satisfies a quest for knowledge that's real and lasting.”
Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D.
Professor of Education and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Colby College
"I cannot express how incredible it feels to see the transformation in my daughter and to learn about who she is after all the growth Coastal Studies for Girls has catalyzed in her. I wonder how everyone there has produced this miracle, and I realize it is nothing less than one."
Mother of a CSG Student
“I wholeheartedly support Coastal Studies for Girls. Opportunities abound on the Maine coast, and engaging young women in exploration of the natural world around them, of other people, and of themselves holds much promise. Though I was fortunate to grow up in a Maine island community and be surrounded by the sea, I realize that is not the case for most. This school brings young women from Maine and blends them with girls from all over the nation – a one-of-a-kind experience!”
Fisherman, Author, Honorary Chair of the CSG Campaign