We believe in the many social and academic benefits of mixed-gender education.
For decades, research, theory and anecdotal narratives have claimed that schools and society are failing either girls or boys. 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 girls or boys. In fact, a leading U.K. study (Robinson and Smithers, 2010) concludes that “it is not possible to claim that all girls or boys, under any conditions and at any time, would do better in one or other type of schooling.” The same basic conclusion was reached in a U.S. meta-analysis on the topic published in 2014 (Pahlke, Hyde and Allison).
A co-ed environment promotes healthy student relationships, fosters effective learning and reflects 21st century realities.
According to a study by The Strategic Counsel, girls’ perceptions of their abilities in math and science are not affected by the gender composition of their schools.