All-Girl Advantage

The Magnificat Single-Gender Environment Has Strong Advantages

Research demonstrates that young women achieve a higher level of academic success in an all-girl educational setting. Graduates of single-gender schools generally also have an easier time with the transition to college. The ability to establish their optimal individual style of learning, in conjunction with excellent academic preparation, provide them with a strong foundation for post-secondary education.

What Experts Are Saying

List of 4 items.

  • All-girls learning environments champion the educational needs of girls as a group currently underrepresented in STEM majors and careers.

    "Girls’ school grads are 6 times more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology compared to girls who attend coed schools."

    —Goodman Research Group, The Girls’ School Experience: A Survey of Young Alumnae of Single-Sex Schools
    "Compared to coed peers, girls’ school grads are 3 times more likely to consider engineering careers."

    —Dr. Linda Sax, UCLA, Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College
  • All-girls learning environments capitalize on girls’ unique learning styles.

    “More positive academic and behavioral interactions [were observed] between teachers and students in the single-sex schools than in the comparison to coed schools.”

    —U.S. Department of Education, Early Implementation of Public Single-Sex Schools: Perceptions and Characteristics
    "To be successful, students need more than just a feeling of support. That support must translate into actions geared toward student success. Nearly 96% of girls’ school students report receiving more frequent feedback on their assignments and other course work than girls at coed at schools."

    —Dr. Richard A. Holmgren, Allegheny College, Steeped in Learning: The Student Experience at All-Girls Schools
  • All-girls learning environments engage students in activities that prepare them for life beyond the classroom.

    "Nearly half – 45% – of all women graduating from single-sex schools rate their public speaking ability as high compared to 39% of women graduates from coed schools. A similar differential exists for writing abilities: 64% of girls’ school graduates assess their writing as high, compared to 59% of women graduates of coed schools."

    —Dr. Linda Sax, UCLA, Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College
  • Students in all-girls learning environments strive for greatness.

    “Girls at all levels of achievement in the single-sex schools receive a…benefit from the single-sex school environment in terms of heightened career aspirations—an effect unprecedented in any other portion of our study.”

    —Dr. Cary M. Watson, Stanford University, Sex Roles: A Journal of Research
Magnificat High School, a girls' Catholic college-preparatory high school, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of the Humility of Mary, educates young women holistically to learn, lead, and serve in the spirit of Mary’s Magnificat.