The INES Program

Founded in 2019, INES (Institute for Nurture, Enrichment, and Self-Empowerment)  is a free educational and leadership enrichment program that prepares middle-school aged girls to succeed in top Catholic and independent high schools in New York City. Students who participate in INES are devoted to making substantial gains in learning, leadership and service to others. In alignment with the Ignatian spirit of cura personalis, INES strives to enroll highly motivated and deeply committed students from predominantly underserved backgrounds.

INES at a Glance

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  • Foundation

    INES accepts nominations of girls currently in the 6th grade who display early signs of academic and leadership potential.
  • Preparation

    INES Students spend 20 of their August summer days in an intensive summer program.  Students also commit to 24 Tuesdays and 24 Saturdays of additional learning throughout the school year.
  • Application

    Since its inception, INES students have earned over $1,479,860 in scholarships & financial aid for their high school years.

    • Welcome Side Photo


Over the course of 3 years, INES students engage with a comprehensive skills-based curriculum with courses in STEM, the Humanities, Latin, and Leadership Courses.

Visit our Academics page to find out more!

Work with INES

INES seeks passionate, mission-driven educators to work year-round with our students.

Visit our Employment page to find out more about available positions!

Contact Us

Interested in partnering with INES?  Contact Jacques Joseph at
980 Park Avenue New York, NY 10028