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 needs 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: Sax, Linda. Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College. Los Angeles: The Sudikoff Family Institute for Education and New Media and UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. 2009