Deciding the best prep school for girls might be a tough decision to make, especially when there are so many options to choose from. It goes much further than simply opting for a school on the basis they take girls only, with consideration needed for both academic and extra-curricular offerings.
This article will provide you with an insight into some of the benefits that your daughter would gain if she attended an all-girls school.
1. Less distraction
It is important to remember that girls and boys mature at different rates and have different learning styles. If your daughter is in a class with children who are not at her maturity level, she is likely not only to progress at a slower rate but become distracted from her studies.
2. Empowering students to excel
Female children in prep school for girls tend to excel compared with those in co-ed schools because they have the advantage of competing only with children of the same gender, both in academic and co-curricular activities.
Stereotypes such as ‘boys are better at mathematics’ or ‘football is for boys’ are left firmly at the door of girls only schools. All opportunities are provided to all children with no sense that certain subjects or passions should not be nurtured based on gender expectations. Girls have the space to flourish without fear of judgment.
3. Experienced all-girls school teachers
All-girls’ schools have teachers that are passionate about and experienced in teaching in a way that allows girls to gain a diverse, engaging education. They understand how girls learn, and can provide a comfortable learning environment in which they feel at ease and encouraged to learn, both in and out of the classroom.
Academic achievement is but one element of well-rounded education. With teachers that really want to see girls thrive socially and creatively, our pupils have countless opportunities to learn from strong role models and develop their interpersonal relationships, public speaking abilities and leadership skills.
4. Complete freedom and confidence
We provide the right kind of opportunities and support, creating a safe and happy environment in which girls feel comfortable taking risks and challenging their own and others’ views, knowing that they are valued as they are and will be listened to. As a result, they become more resilient and assured and by the time they leave us, Falcons pupils have a healthy sense of self which will stand them in good stead as they embark on the tribulations of pre-teen and teenage years.
5. An opportunity to lead
We want our girls to progress into a world where women’s voices are being heard and the number of women excelling in business and leadership positions is on the increase.
Providing education to girls creates an abundance of opportunities for girls to have responsibilities and become leaders in different roles within the school, for example, in our Eco Club, The School Council, Falcons Fairness Committee, and as Head Girls and captains. There are no limits when it comes to making an influence on different areas of the school, how we operate and what events we run.
Our girls develop into individuals that are resilient, smart and kind, ensuring they are equipped not only to take responsibility and be good role models to their peers, but preparing them for their next educational steps.
Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions that parents will make for their children. Each child is an individual and therefore not every setting will be the right fit for your daughter. We hope the above points have provided some further insight into why our children thrive academically and creatively in the all-girls setting we provide.
At Falcons, we understand girls, their friendship dynamics, their preoccupations and joys, and that some are confident whereas others can be more reticent or overly concerned with pleasing others. We are therefore in a great position to offer them the education that best meets their needs and learning stages and champion our girls every step of the way.