The All-Girls School Difference
In all-girls classrooms, every student feels comfortable and confident sharing her ideas and contributing to the discussion. What she accomplishes and how she lives out her beliefs matter more than what she wears to school. The all-girls environment at Santa Catalina offers an ideal environment for young women to build confidence, leadership skills, and strong, healthy relationships with other girls.
Women who attended single-sex schools tended to outscore their coeducational counterparts on the SAT.
—Linda J. Sax, Ph.D.,
UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, March 2009
At Santa Catalina, all the speakers, writers, singers, and athletes are girls. All the doers and leaders are girls. All-girls schools constantly create new leadership opportunities — in the classroom, in the science lab, on the playing field, or on the stage. Seeing fellow women in positions of responsibility inspires confidence and shows our students that they can step up and lead in every capacity.
In the classrooms, on the athletic field, and in Study Hall, the all-girls community brings out the best in each Santa Catalina student. Here, school is about achievement and learning, helping girls to build confidence in their own abilities while establishing relationships with peers and mentors that are built on mutual respect.
"Benefits of Attending a Girls' School"