The All-Girls Advantage


Statistics continue to show that single-gender classes are an educational advantage for our girls.

At Saint Gertrude, your daughter can follow her ambitions without wasting a second thought on how her male counterparts might perceive her. Finding her voice, collaborating on projects, and excelling in academics will prepare her for life.

Did you know…

  • Young women who attend all-girl schools outscore their counterparts from coeducational schools on the SAT. Mean SAT composite scores are 43 points higher for single-gender independent school graduates.*
  • Girls’ school graduates report a higher level of self-confidence than their peers graduating from coed schools.
  • Graduates of girls’ schools are six times more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology compared to girls who attend coed schools.
  • Girls have the opportunity to occupy every leadership role available: every seat in student government; every office in a club; every position on a team; every part or behind-the-scenes responsibility in a production.
  • Her world will continue to include boys – in extracurricular activities, at home, and on weekends, evenings, and holidays. Together, through the Benedictine Schools of Richmond, Saint Gertrude and Benedictine College Prep enjoy numerous social and faith-based traditions together.

*Sources available upon request.

The all-girls advantage means …

88 percent of our graduates rate their preparation for mathematics, science and computer skills as high

80 percent of our graduates report they are self-confident

100 percent of students are college bound

64 percent of students enroll in honors courses

96 percent of our AP students scored a three or higher across nine different AP exams

“I entered SGHS a shy and quiet girl who did not like to raise her hand in class. Four years later, I’m leaving a strong woman, with confidence and poise who is ready to head off to college and make a difference in the world.”

– Mary Alice Kukoski ’16

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