Why All-Girls?

At McAuley, girls don't just sit in the audience. They take center stage in the classroom, science lab, playing field and theatre. Surrounded by positive role models and abundant avenues for personal growth and development, girls cultivate the leadership and confidence skills needed to pursue a world of endless opportunities.

Recent research* reveals the strength in what McAuley has been providing for more than 60 years! Students in an all-girls learning environment are more likely to demonstrate:

  • Greater academic engagement
  • Higher confidence in mathematical ability and computer skills
  • Higher SAT scores
  • Greater interest in graduate school
  • Greater interest in engineering careers
  • Stronger predisposition towards co-curricular involvement
  • Greater political engagement

*Source: Fostering Academic and Social Engagement: An Investigation into the Effects of All-Girls Education in the Transition to University
Author(s): Tiffani Riggers-Piehl, Gloria Lim, Karen King
Institution: Higher Education Research Institute
Year of Study: 2018

"In a single-sex school, a girl can comprehend her value and her capabilities in ways that have nothing to do with how she looks or whom she dates. She can be free to experiment and explore, trying out new things and trying on new roles. She can follow her ambitions without wasting a second thought or a backward glance on how her male counterparts might perceive her."

National Coalition of Girls' Schools