We believe in the many social and academic benefits of gender-inclusive education.
For decades, research, theory and anecdotal narratives have claimed that schools and society do not meet the needs of students of all genders. Opinion has also swung on the merits of single-sex and co-ed education.
Our take on the research data is that it shows that neither single-sex nor co-ed schools do a better job of educating any particular group of students. In fact, a leading U.K. study (Robinson and Smithers, 2010) concludes that “it is not possible to claim" that all students of any gender would do better in one environment than another. The same basic conclusion was reached in a U.S. meta-analysis on the topic published in 2014 (Pahlke, Hyde and Allison).
Students reported nearly the same level of academic confidence regardless of the school environment (co-ed vs. single sex)