Surveys show that girls tend to feel more respected, supported, are more engaged, and have higher aspirations than in co-ed environments.
Girls’ high schools teach young women that regardless of what they want to pursue, there’s nothing that can stand in their way. That message provides powerful, relevant advantages. From politics and passion for a cause to pursuing leadership opportunities or a STEM major in college, research has found multiple ways in which young women who attend girls’ schools are more likely to stand out.
Some helpful question to ask when considering a co-ed school include:
Are girls really on the front lines of leadership?
Are girls actively called upon and encouraged to participate in class?
Are there fewer girls than boys in the upper level science and math classes?
Are girls’ athletic teams valued as much as the boys’ teams? Are budgets, staff and facilities equal?
You can find further information on the benefits of all-girls education here.