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Why All Girls?

At Saint Mary's School, girls take center stage.

We know girls and we know the all-girl learning environment at Saint Mary's School inspires girls to step outside their comfort zone, engage their minds, amplify their voices, and discover who they are and who they want to become.

Our faculty utilize teaching and learning strategies that capitalize on the strengths of girls - like opportunities for collaboration, self-expression, and self-directed learning. Our curriculum and programming offers a wide array of liberal arts subjects and out-of-class activities to give girls the choice they want. And real-world learning experiences add an additional layer to the Saint Mary's experience to provide girls with learning that is relevant and meaningful for them. 

The Girls' School Advantage: By the Numbers

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Girls’ school grads are 6x more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology, compared to girls who attend co-ed schools.

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3/4 of girls’ school grads consider college
a stepping stone to 
graduate school.

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93% of girls’ school grads are very or
extremely satisfied with their school’s
ability to provide individualized attention.

Research provided by Art & Science Groupe, LLC and the National Coalition of Girls' Schools


12 Fast Facts About Girls Schools

From the National Coalition of Girls' Schools 

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STUDENTS IN ALL-GIRLS LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS ARE SUPPORTED BY A COMMUNITY OF PEERS, TEACHERS, AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.

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IN ALL-GIRLS LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS GIRLS ARE FREE TO FIND AND USE THEIR VOICE AND SPEAK WITHOUT INTERRUPTION.

Visit The National Coalition of Girls Schools for information about girls' schools including 12 Fast Facts and recent research supporting the value of girls' schools.


 

What the research shows

According to recent research, graduates of all-girls schools have a definitive edge over their co-educated peers, including 

  • having stronger academic skills;
  • being more academically engaged;
  • demonstrating higher science self-confidence;
  • displaying higher levels of cultural competency;
  • expressing stronger community involvement;
  • exhibiting increased political engagement.

Research provided by Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA); Dec. 2018.