All-Girls Advantage


The All-Girls Advantage
Empowered. Nurtured. Transformed.

The unique learning environment and community at St. Francis High School allows girls to take center stage and encourages them to develop their own interests. Single-sex schools create a climate where girls can express themselves freely and frequently, and develop higher order thinking skills. Our safe and nurturing environment teaches girls to value themselves and their futures. University professors say they always identify a girls’ school graduate for her confidence and assertiveness.


Isabella ’19

“At St. Francis you can be who you are and say exactly what you think and feel. That’s what prepares you for the real world.”

–Isabella ’19, St. John Notre Dame

Fiona ‘20

“At first I was a little apprehensive about not going to school with boys, but once I got here, I realized how much I appreciated it. With no boys, each girl can be herself and not be worried about her image.”
–Fiona ’20, Alice Birney Waldorf

96% received better feedback

Ninety-six percent of girls’ school students report receiving more frequent feedback on their assignments and other coursework than girls at coed schools.

Elyse ’20

“Being in an all-girls environment gives students more opportunities to be themselves and to pursue any interest that they may have. Even though I have only been at St. Francis for one year, I already feel more comfortable and confident in myself and in my accomplishments.”
–Elyse ’20


Graduates of girls’ schools are six times more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology compared to girls who attend coed schools.


Eighty percent of girls’ school students report most of their classes challenge them to achieve their full academic potential.

Kate ‘20

“St. Francis is a welcoming sisterhood that helps you find your passion as well as nurture any existing talents you have. It is a school that is dedicated to helping girls become the best version of themselves.”
–Kate ’20, St. Mary School

Research Sources

Research includes The Girls School Experience: A Survey of Young Alumnae of Single-Sex Schools (Goodman Research Group), Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College (UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies) and Steeped in Learning:  the Student Experience at All-Girls Schools (Dr. Richard A. Holmgren).