Why a Girls' School?
It's simple, really.
The girls school experience is an unequaled opportunity for girls to reach their full potential - and research throughout the years continue to support the advantages of a girls school education.
In an all-girls environment, a 2013 survey of students at girls schools found:
Girls have higher aspirations and greater motivation.
When asked what motivates them, 94.9% of students at all-girls schools (compared to 93.5% of girls at coed independent schools and 86.7% of girls at coed public schools) agree or strongly agree they are motivated by their desire to succeed outside of school and 83.9% by their desire to learn (compared to 81.0% of girls at coed independent schools and 66.1% of girls at coed public schools).
Girls like being challenged to achieve more.
Nearly 80.0% of girls’ school students report most of their classes challenge them to achieve their full academic potential. This is compared to 72.3% of girls at coed independent schools and 44.3% of girls at coed public schools.
Girls are more engaged Girls’ school student report more engagement with course-related speaking and writing then their female peers at coed schools. In particular, over 95% report participating actively in class discussions compared to 93.5% at coed independent schools and 80.4% at coed public schools.
Girls feel respected, and will express themselves – and their ideas – more freely. An atmosphere of respect provides girls’ schools students the opportunity to share their views openly and learn from peers. Girls’ school students report giving and receiving respect at higher rates then do their female peers at coed schools. Nearly 87% feel their opinions are respected at their school compared to 82.9% of girls at coed independent schools and 58.1% of girls at coed public schools.
Girls feel more supported
To be successful, students need more than just a feeling of support. That support must translate into actions geared toward student success. Nearly 96% of girls' school students report receiving more frequent feedback on their assignments and other course work than girls at coed independent schools (92.9%) and coed public schools (79.5%).
Girls show greater gains in academic and life skills.
Almost 95% of girls' school students report their work has contributed to successfully reading and understanding challenging materials, which compares favorably to girls at coed independent schools (92.5%) and coed public schools (76.6%).
Source: National Coalition of Girls Schools Steeped in Learning Study
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