Why Choose a Girls' School?

Girls’ school graduates are confident and impactful twenty-first century community members, change-makers, and leaders
I went on to graduate from a university, studied abroad and entered the professional world with confidence. And yes, with my personality, most of my accomplishments sadly would have been far less had I attended a co-ed high school. I would have lived much closer to the vest.
—Camile (Barbaro) Spina '87

In Their Own Words

Girls' Schools— Where the possibilities are sky high

At girls' schools, a girl occupies every role, allowing her to explore and succeed in any interest, even ones typically dominated by boys.

Tiffani Riggers-Piehl, Ph.D. “Fostering Academic and Social Engagement: An Investigation into the Effects of All-Girls Education in the Transition to University.” National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, 2019, https://www.ncgs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/ResearchReport_FINAL.pdf.

Perks of an All Girls' School Education

By Tania Mouchamel '15

When I began college at UCLA, something felt very strange and new. For a while, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, and then I realized “Wait! There are boys here!”

Certainly, there are benefits of the co-educational school system, but there is also something very special and unique about going to an all-girls high school like Flintridge Sacred Heart. People joke and tease that because I went to an all-girls school, I wouldn’t know how to talk to boys or I would be socially inept, but that isn’t the case. I think there is a time and place for everything, and during high school, on campus, you shouldn’t be worried about how your hair looks or what you’re wearing. High school is a time to grow intellectually and discover more about yourself. These things can only be done in a safe space, where you feel most comfortable to be your true self.

Being surrounded by an all-girls community also pays off in the classroom. I certainly would not have been as open and unrestrained with my questions in class if I had gone to a co-ed high school.

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My experience at an all girls school is something I will cherish forever; the support, the solicitude, and the sisterhood will all stay with me forever. And I know that anytime I go back to visit, I’ll feel just as welcome.
—Tania Mouchamel '15


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