Why Girls' Schools

Explore the unique benefits and opportunities that all-girls' educational institutions offer.

Why Choose a Girls' School? Unpacking the Benefits

Attending an all-girls school offers a range of benefits designed to foster academic and personal success.

The Sacred Heart School of Montreal provides a tailored learning environment that focuses on empowering young women, nurturing leadership skills, and encouraging participation.

Girls' Schools vs Co-Ed: A Balanced Analysis

The International Coalition of Girls’ Schools lists statistical benefits of enrolling in a Girls' School:

  • Graduates of girls’ schools are six times more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology and three times more likely to consider engineering compared to girls who attended coed schools.
  • A US national survey found that nearly 87% of girls’ school students feel their voices—their opinions—are respected compared to 58% of girls at coed schools.
  • Graduates of girls’ school report higher self-confidence than co-educated peers related to science (understanding scientific concepts, explaining study results, or using technical science skills, for example)
  • Research has proven girls’ school graduates display stronger community involvement, greater cultural competency, and increased political engagement.
  • In comparison to their co-educated peers, young women who attend girls’ schools are more likely to be frequently active in volunteer work.
  • Over 90% of girls’ school graduates say they were “offered greater leadership opportunities than peers at coed schools.

Empowering Future Leaders: The Case for Girls-Only Education

  • Imagine a school where every student in the jazz band is a girl.
  • The captain of the flag football team is a girl.
  • Girls win poetry contests and physics competitions.
  • Girls are on stage and backstage. They lead the environmental club.
  • They debate world issues and take on social causes with compassion.

Girls Take The Main Stage

Girls’ schools are places where girls take center stage. They occupy every seat in student government, every spot on the math team, and every position in the robotics club.

In fact, every aspect of a girls’ school – from the classroom to the athletic field to the academic program – is designed for girls. By subtracting boys, an all-girls environment adds opportunities for girls.

Girls' School: In Students' Words

Catallozzi, Bianca

An all-girl school creates an environment free of judgment that encourages girls to achieve academic success. It's a place that fosters sisterhood and self-expression. Over the course of your five years your classmates become your sisters.

Bianca
Class of 2024
Williams, Morgan

Being in an all-girls environment allows young girls to reach their full potential. You can be an actress or a scientist, and the community will support you. It creates the feeling of independence and gives courage to young girls to forge their own paths in the world.

Morgan
Class of 2024