WHY ALL GIRLS?
Research shows that girls schools:
Provide a culture of academic achievement- it’s cool to be smart
Develop self-confidence and leadership skills
Graduate girls at a 30% higher rate than co-ed schools
Send graduates to college at a 50% higher rate
Produce graduates 6 times more likely to go into STEM college programs
"At GALA, I have learned to be a confident, fearless young woman who is ready to rise and conquer." - GALA 8th grader
girls' school advantage
National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS) presents:
"The Girls' School Advantage: By the Numbers"
This video highlights the unique benefits of all-girls schools by providing quantitative and qualitative research from third-party experts.
TOP 13 REASONS TO GO TO AN ALL-GIRLS SCHOOL!
National Coalition of Girls Schools website www.ncgs.org
13. DEVELOPING HER VOICE
In all-girls schools, girls are free to find and use their voice and speak without interruption.
12. FREE FROM STEREOTYPES
In an all-girls learning environment, there are no stereotypes about what girls like where girls should excel.
11. INCREASES CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Less than 1% of girls in the US attend all-girls schools. Only 19% of women make up the US House of Representatives. 23% of those went to all-girls schools.
10. INSPIRATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
Girls’ schools champion the education needs of girls. Girls take center stage in an all-girls environment.
9. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Girls’ schools create a culture of achievement.
8. BUILDS SELF-CONFIDENCE
At girls’ schools, a girl occupies every role.
7. DEVELOPS LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Girls’ schools empower students to become bold leaders. 80% of girls' school graduates report holding some kind of leadership position post-graduation.
6. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH (STEM)
Girls’ schools champion the educational needs of girls as a group underrepresented in STEM majors and careers.
5. DEDICATED TO HOW GIRLS LEARN
Girls’ schools capitalize on girls’ unique learning styles.
4. HIGHER ASPIRATIONS
Girls’ school students strive for greatness. 99% of all-girls school students expect to go to college. Two-thirds expect to go to graduate school.
3. EXCELLENT MENTORING
Girls’ school students are mentored by a community of peers, teachers, and school administrators.
2. PREPARES GIRLS FOR THE REAL WORLD
Girls’ schools engage students in activities that prepare them for life beyond the classroom.
1. ALLOWS GIRLS TO BE THEMSELVES
Girls’ schools provide an environment where students feel safe to express themselves and engage in an open and safe exchange of ideas.
Megan Murphy, Executive Director, National Coalition of Girls’ Schools
GALA is a member of the NCGS.
other great videos
GALA IS PARTNERING WITH CAREER GIRLS FOR ADVISORY!
Check out all of their great videos at: www.careergirls.org
CAREER GIRLS - ON TECHNOLOGY
"I can tell you from working at Google that we need more girls in tech... we always talk about making products that work for everyone... but you can't possibly make a product that works for everyone if it's being built by a bunch of guys.
“GALA inspires me to take the thoughts and ideas I had as a kid and turn it into something tangible. For the first time, I’m at a school where I feel empowered to take these ideas and put them toward the change I want to see. When you are young, you are always told to wait until you are grown to make big changes to make big decisions but, at GALA, I’ve been empowered to break the association between being young and being powerless. Here, today, I am empowered to think big, to make big change, I am empowered to not wait silently until later. I am powered to act today”
- Class of 2024 Student