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At Duchesne: Girls support girls.


The research is out and it’s conclusive: girls who attend an all-girls high school arrive on a college campus more confident, better equipped with strong study skills, and are more motivated to improve their communities than peers who attended a co-educational school.

In their report, researchers discovered clear differences between girls who attended an all-girls high school and those who attended a co-educational school. The report concludes that girls’ school graduates:

  • are more academically engaged.
  • demonstrate higher self-confidence.
  • express stronger community involvement.
  • exhibit increased political engagement.

"Fostering Academic and Social Engagement: An Investigation into the Effects of All-Girls Education in the Transition to University.” UCLA

Once they reach college, graduates reported more frequently than their co-educational peers that they:

  • sought alternative solutions to a problem.
  • have greater confidence in their ability to use technical skills such as tools, instruments, and techniques.
  • are more likely to consider themselves critical thinkers and to score higher on measures of academic habits of mind.

Duchesne educates young women to be active participants in their own development. We provide a safe, loving space for them to learn how to evaluate complex matters with poise and discernment. 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. When these confident, adept women go out into the world, they lead change in their communities.

“At girls’ schools, students are encouraged—really, expected—to speak their minds, without interruption. A 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.”

International Coalition of All Girls Schools

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