Choosing a Girls’ School
We know that girls learn best in an all-girls environment.
For nearly 100 years, we have seen our students reap the benefits of single-gender education. At Elmwood, girls take on all leadership roles, explore non-traditional courses and act as role models to their peers. Our all-girl student population fosters high levels of self-esteem, student achievement and provides a comfortable environment of academic exchange.
Recently single-gender education has been making the news. Read on for the latest on the topic:
- Our Kids: All Girls Schools Expert Perspective
“When I go to school, I am surrounded by people I want to be with and we’re all learning,” says Juliet Caragianis, a Grade 11 student at Elmwood School in Ottawa, Ontario.
- Centretown News: Balancing gender in the classroom
November 13, 2009: The Toronto District School Board presented a proposal calling for the creation of a “Male Leadership Academy,” which would open in fall 2010.
- UCLA Newsroom - Grads of all-girls schools show stronger academic orientations than coed grads
March 19, 2009: Female graduates of single-sex high schools demonstrate stronger academic orientations than their coeducational counterparts across a number of different categories...
- Telegraph.co.uk - Girls 'do better in single-sex schools'
March 18, 2009: Girls achieve better exam results when they are taught in single-sex schools, research has shown.
When you look around our school, meet the girls, teachers and staff, you'll see the Elmwood difference. Elmwood is a place where girls belong, where integrity and respect are paramount and where potential is realized.>
What makes Girls' Schools Unique?
- Girls' schools create opportunities for appropriate, educational risk-taking.
- The curriculum counters mass-media influences, giving girls room to decide for themselves who they are.
- A girls' school environment reinforces a 'can do' philosophy.
- In a girls' school, learning takes center stage, with social life reserved for time outside the classroom.
- Girls' schools teach collaborative as well as competitive skills.
- Girls' schools promote excellence in math, science and technology.
- Girls' schools promote athletic participation to encourage both leadership and team play.
- Teaching strategies maximize girls' verbal/writing skills in learning.
- The girls' school culture offers strong female role models.
- The curriculum emphasizes 'real life' skills such as financial literacy, leadership, and service to community.