The Small School Advantage


With fewer than 300 students on our entire campus, each girl is guaranteed the personal attention she deserves.

At Saint Gertrude, your daughter won’t get lost in the crowd. Our small size means that your daughter will receive personalized attention she deserves.

Did you know …

  • Research shows smaller high schools are more engaging environments and produce greater gains in student achievement.
  • Teachers in small schools tend to use a broader range of strategies to engage a wider band of student learning styles, and they set higher expectations for students, which lead to high expectations among the students themselves.
  • Students in small schools report high levels of respect among classmates and a greater tendency to support academic achievement than students in larger schools, where social identification and popularity influence student status.
  • There is greater participation in extracurricular activities in small schools, and that has been linked to academic success.

*Sources available upon request.

The small school advantage means …

Each student receives personalized one-on-one academic advising/college counseling all four years with college application workshops built into the curriculum.

More than 90 percent of our recent graduates consider their academic performance highly successful.

94 percent of our graduates rate their writing abilities as higher than college peers.

Our average class size is 15 with a student/teacher ratio of 10 to 1.

“The teachers here taught me much more than what we learn in the classroom. They taught us to be trustworthy, confident, and good. I will cherish them forever.”

– Taryn Cowan ’16

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