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Empowered Girls

Sisterhood fosters leadership.

Graduates of all-girls’ schools are more likely than peers from coed schools to speak up and pursue their passions with confidence. 

Lifelong Impact of All-Girls’ Education

Research shows that girls’ school graduates have stronger academic skills, higher self-confidence, greater cultural competency, increased political engagement, and stronger community involvement. Girls schools are leading the way in closing the gender gap in STEM fields: Compared to coed peers, girls’ school grads are six times more likely to consider majoring in science, math, and technology.

At Walker’s, young women form a strong sense of self and a resilience for new experiences. They discover passions and build proficiencies that will serve them for the rest of their lives — in college, careers and as community leaders. Here, peers are role models: students benefit from the warmth, respect, and support of the entire School community as they become their best, most confident selves — as students, leaders, and citizens of the world. 

THE ALL-GIRLS’ ADVANTAGE

Academic Performance

More than 80% of girls’ school grads consider their academic performance highly successful.

Academic Potential

Nearly 80% of girls’ school students report most of their classes challenge them to achieve their full academic potential compared to 72% of girls at coed independent and 44% at coed public schools.

Leadership

93% of girls’ school grads say they were offered greater leadership opportunities than peers at coed schools.

STEM

Girls’ school grads are 6 times more likely to consider majoring in science, math, and technology compared to girls who attend coed schools.

Advanced Degrees

2/3 of students at all-girls schools expect to earn a graduate or professional degree.

Self-Confidence

A majority of girls’ school grads report higher self-confidence over their coed peers.

Source: National Coalition of Girls’ Schools

Source: National Coalition of Girls’ Schools