Why an All-Girls School?
Trinity Hall is a place designed especially for girls and the way they learn…
Studies show that girls find it easier to excel and become more confident learners in an all-girl setting.
It’s a more comfortable environment that encourages girls to speak up in class, to express their opinions, and to take initiative in everything from academics to the arts to athletics.
The all-girl environment creates a special, sister-like bond among students and a strong sense of community.
At Trinity Hall, every girl is an achiever in her own way. Students start clubs, plan service projects, play on sports teams, and hold all of the leadership positions.
“Simply put, girls’ schools teach girls that there is enormous potential and power in being a girl.”
* For practical research and more information, please refer to the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) website at www.ncgs.org .
The Benefits of Attending a Girls’ School
By the Numbers…
- 13% of girls’ school graduates major in math, science, and technology while only 2% of girls who attend co-ed schools major in those fields.
- Girls in single-gender schools score an average of 15-22% higher on standardized tests than their counterparts in co-ed schools.
- Girls who attend a girls’ school are more than twice as likely to earn a doctoral degree.
- 25% of the female representatives in Congress are girls’ school graduates. (Note: less than 1% of girls in this country attend a single sex school.)
- A third of female corporate board members of Fortune 500 companies are girls’ school graduates.
- Three in five graduates of girls’ schools say they believe they are better able to balance the demands of career and family than their peers.
- Nearly 75% of girls attending girls’ schools say that the experience taught them that women can accomplish anything; girls’ school graduates demonstrate more self-confidence and ambition.
- 90% of those attending girls’ schools report belonging to a community organization such as a charitable, civic or educational group or arts association.
- Nearly 80% of girls’ school graduates play competitive sports, and a majority play at least two or three sports.
- 83% of girls’ school graduates perceive themselves to be better prepared for college than female counterparts from co-ed high schools.
- 80% of girls from girls’ schools hold leadership positions after high school.
- 94% of women who attend girls’ schools report that their experience was positive.
*Statistics from the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, including a 2000 and 2005 study conducted for NCGS by the Goodman Research Group of Cambridge, Massachusetts.