Academics

All-Girls' Education



Emma Willard School is a leader in girls-first thinking. Life at Emma means that a girl is in every leadership position.

All-girls' environments are tailored to the unique needs of girls, allowing them to have deeply transformative educational experiences. The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) conducts extensive research on the impact of girls' schools, and has reported on the many advantages of an all-girls’ education.


NCGS reveals that girls attending all-girls' schools are more likely to have an experience that supports their learning than are girls attending coeducational schools. In particular, girls attending all-girls' schools report:
 
  • having higher aspirations and greater motivation than their female peers at coeducational independent and public schools.

  • being challenged to achieve more than girls at coeducational independent and public schools.

  • being more likely to engage actively in the learning process than their female peers at coeducational independent and public schools.

  • being more likely than girls at coeducational public schools to engage in activities that prepare them for the rigors of the real world.

  • more frequently encountering a learning environment that welcomes an open and safe exchange of ideas than girls at coeducational independent and public schools.

  • gaining more facility than their peers at coeducational independent and public schools with core academic skills such as writing, speaking, critical thinking, and independent learning.

  • experiencing higher levels of support from their classmates, teachers, and school personnel than girls at coeducational public schools.
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