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 offer 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.
GIRLS TAKE CENTER STAGE IN ALL-GIRLS LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS.
ALL-GIRLS LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS CREATE A CULTURE OF ACHIEVEMENT.
A GIRL OCCUPIES EVERY ROLE IN ALL-GIRLS LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS.
ALL-GIRLS LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS EMPOWER STUDENTS TO BECOME BOLD LEADERS.
ALL-GIRLS LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS CHAMPION THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF GIRLS AS A GROUP CURRENTLY UNDERREPRESENTED IN STEM MAJORS AND CAREERS.
ALL-GIRLS LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS CAPITALIZE ON GIRLS' UNIQUE LEARNING STYLES.
STUDENTS IN ALL-GIRLS LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS STRIVE FOR GREATNESS.
STUDENTS IN ALL-GIRLS LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS ARE SUPPORTED BY A COMMUNITY OF PEERS, TEACHERS, AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS.
ALL-GIRLS LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS ENGAGE STUDENTS IN ACTIVITIES THAT PREPARE THEM FOR LIFE BEYOND THE CLASSROOM.
IN ALL-GIRLS LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS THERE ARE NO STEREOTYPES ABOUT WHAT GIRLS LIKE OR WHERE THEY EXCEL.
IN ALL-GIRLS LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS GIRLS ARE FREE TO FIND AND USE THEIR VOICE AND SPEAK WITHOUT INTERRUPTION.
STUDENTS GRADUATING FROM ALL-GIRLS LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS ARE MORE ENGAGED IN CIVIC ISSUES AND LIFE.
The Girls' School Advantage: By the Numbers
Girls’ school grads are 6x more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology, compared to girls who attend co-ed schools.
3/4 of girls’ school grads consider college a stepping stone to graduate school.
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
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.