Why All Girls?

At Saint Mary's School we know girls and we know what they need to learn, grow, and thrive.

With a curriculum, and teaching and learning strategies designed to capitalize on the strengths of girls, Saint Mary's expert faculty guide girls as they find the courage to be themselves, explore new ideas, discover new interests, and grow as young women of intelligence, integrity, and purpose.

What the research shows

Girls' schools support a culture, climate, and community that together generate high levels of personal and academic self-confidence and a can-do attitude. Research shows girls in single-gender environments move on to advanced courses more often than do girls in co-educational classes. They earn better grades and report that they have greater confidence in themselves and feel more positive about their learning environment. 

For more about the all-girl school experience visit The National Coalition of Girls Schools.  


The girls' boarding school experience

By living where they learn, boarding school students get the additional benefit of being immersed in an education-oriented community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The ability to be in close contact with teachers extends the learning experience beyond the classroom walls, providing a unique environment for self-discovery and intellectual growth for all students at Saint Mary’s School. A girls' school of the caliber of Saint Mary's

  • Permits families to consider schools beyond their local area
  • Immerses students in a rigorous academic atmosphere
  • Allows girls to be judged by their accomplishments, not on "popularity" or appearance
  • Offers a wide range of opportunities to take on leadership positions
  • Promotes lifelong friendships among classmates

In short, the girls' boarding school experience combines he best of tradition with the innovative, achievement-oriented learning environment that makes girls' schools such an attractive educational option today. 

For more information about the benefits of boarding schools, visit The Association of Boarding Schools.