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Why All-Girls?

Girls’ schools are impacting society’s lack of women going into STEM-related fields.

In addition to the arts and humanities, girls’ schools have a long history of engaging girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) subjects.

Girls’ schools are leading the way in STEM education for women in the world. 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.

Why does this happen?
Research tells us it’s for a variety of reasons, but most notably, it’s that students at girls’ schools have an unlimited number of STEM role models. Research findings note it’s beneficial and powerful for girls, in particular, “to see it in order to be it.” So when every student in advanced calculus and physics or on the esports team is a girl, then every other girl at the school gets the clear message they can excel in those areas.

This power of peer role modeling is a primary reason why girls’ schools are producing such disproportionately larger numbers of women in the sciences.
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