Those who have worked in all-girls' boarding schools now have the research to back what they have always known is true: Girls thrive in and open up more doors for themselves when they attend an all-girls high school. Theirs are the voices and theirs are the actions that have girls leading, serving as role models, and developing the confidence and belief in themselves that will serve them as they pursue their interests and talents into the future.
Why a Girls' School?
- Simply put, there is no male bias in an all-girls school because there are no boys to dominate the classroom.
- Boys and girls learn differently. Single-sex schools celebrate - not ignore - those differences.
- Those who attend all-girls schools are seven times more likely to major in math and science in college than those who go to coed schools.
- When girls go to single-sex schools, they stop being the audience and become the players.
- In all-girls schools, girls take over all the positions of leadership.
- Same-sex education is not merely a matter of separating girls and boys. It's about making sure girls take center stage.
- Every girl deserves the opportunity to realize her full potential in a setting where she is valued for who she is and what she brings to the experience.
Why a Boarding School?
- Because diversity is sought and valued, students are exposed to different cultures and opinions - enriching their social and educational experiences.
- Boarding schools allow parents to give their children one of life's greatest gifts - independence.
- Success is a natural by-product of boarding school, which is structured for 24-hour learning.
- Boarding schools have the freedom to create an environment that is more focused on learning and not driven by test results.
- Girls are surrounded by classmates who, like them, want to go to the best colleges. They are here to learn, work hard in class, and prepare to excel.
- Teachers at boarding schools are a special breed. For them, teaching is a vocation, not a job.
In a single-sex school, a girl can comprehend her value and her capabilities in ways that have nothing to do with how she looks or whom she dates. She can be free to experiment and explore, trying out new things and trying on new roles. She can follow her ambitions without wasting a second thought or a backward glance on how her male counterparts might perceive her.
By subtracting boys an all-girls' education adds opportunities. At a girls' school, a girl occupies every role: every part in the play, every seat on the student government, every position on every team. Not only does she have a wealth of avenues for self-exploration and development; she has a wealth of peer role models.
- National Coalition of Girls’ Schools
Boarding schools prepare their students for college level work. They have the skilled, highly credentialed staff (most with advanced degrees) to ensure the best possible outcome for your child. They focus on college preparation as well.
Education takes on a broad meaning at boarding schools. Boarding schools recognize this - they often have an explicit mission to not only educate students in the classroom, but to also help them become better-rounded individuals.
- Boarding School Review