1. To identify specific practices in global education by collecting, analyzing, and sharing data from GEBG members.
  2. To promote the development of global citizens in independent schools and beyond through global curriculum, experiences, and institutional support.

Global Education develops the knowledge, skills, and empathic orientation required to understand multiple perspectives and to thrive in increasingly interconnected world systems. A global citizen acts to promote the common good locally, nationally, and internationally.

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In 2007, Lawrenceville School (New Jersey), Charlotte Country Day (North Carolina), Lakeside School (Washington), and Cape Henry Collegiate (Virginia), in partnership with NAIS, sent a call for schools interested in global education. Sixteen schools from San Francisco to Miami to Boston responded and formed the core schools for the first Global Education Benchmark Group which gathered at Cape Henry Collegiate in Virginia Beach in May 2008.

Founding Member Schools

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