The all-girls environment naturally encourages students to embrace leadership positions, become confident learners, and find easier ways to excel while breaking through traditional stereotypical roles. Studies indicate that females in single-sex environments have greater self-esteem and participate two and one-half times more often than within co-ed environments. Further studies indicate that young women from single sex schools have higher career goals and more doctorate degrees than their counterparts in co-ed schools.
Meeting the specific needs of girls
Graduates of an All-Girl Environment:
- 80% have held leadership positions since graduating
- 93% indicated they were offered greater leadership opportunities than peers from coed schools
- 6x more likely to consider studies in STEM (science, math, engineering, and technology) than peers from coed schools
- 3x more likely to consider engineering than peers from coed schools
- 3/4 consider high school a stepping stone to graduate school
Taken from The Girls’ School Advantage: By the Numbers. Goodman Research Group, The Girls’ School Experience: A Survey of Young Alumnae of Single-Sex Schools. Dr. Linda Sax, UCLA, Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Difference in Their Characteristics and Transition to College.