All Girls' Education
Why Ursuline High School?
We understand how exciting and worrying a time it can be, as you start to navigate the secondary school process. There’s certainly lots to consider and the decision can be a weighty one.
We regularly engage in thought-provoking conversations with existing and prospective parents regarding the process and what’s important to families. One thing that comes up time and time again is the coeducational Vs all girls’ education debate, and we thought you would find it valuable to hear more.
Why consider girls only education?
Every aspect of an all-girls’ school – from the classroom to the sports field to the academic programme – is designed for girls. An all-girls’ school environment adds opportunities for girls and all-girls’ educated students are more likely to:
- Take risks, for example putting their hand up in class, trying out for sports and performing arts.
- Gain confidence in public speaking.
- Take on leadership roles.
- Pursue every subject area.
- Perform better academically.
In comparison to their co-educated peers, studies* show that young women who attend girls’ schools are more likely to:
- Become involved in environmental programmes.
- Deem it essential to participate in community social action programmes.
- Be frequently active in volunteer work.
- Help promote racial understanding.
- Value improving their understanding of other countries and cultures.
- Count their desire to understand others with different beliefs as a strength.
- View their ability to work cooperatively with diverse people as a strength.
- Discuss politics with friends.
- Plan to vote in elections.
- Value keeping up with political affairs and influencing political structures.
- Publicly communicate their opinion about a cause.
To explore more about the merits of an all-girls’ education we highly recommend the ‘On educating Girls’: Creating a World of Possibilities’ podcast produced by the International Coalition of Girls’ Schools (ICGS). The podcast is a robust global conversation among experts who are passionate about the education and healthy development of girls. What is good for girls is at the centre of each episode, all of which are truly inspiring and thought-provoking.
*International Coalition of Girls’ Schools (ICGS)