Why a girls’ school?
Creating better outcomes
Our teaching and learning environment develops a strong sense of empowerment and determination.
“The evidence is gathering that women in single-gender classes benefit, and they benefit significantly…”
Prof Alison Booth, Public Policy Fellow, ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.
Ascham is proudly a girls’ school, with an environment that nurtures self-confidence, resilience and participation—attributes that result in better learning and enhanced outcomes.
There is strong evidence globally that single-sex education for girls leads to higher academic achievement, greater confidence, more participation and grander aspirations. Every aspect of our teaching and learning environment is tailored specifically to the needs and preferences of girls which, combined with the framework of the Dalton Plan and our Vi et Animo ethos, develops a strong sense of empowerment and determination in our girls.
The outcomes we realise are many and varied, and all held up by research:
- Higher confidence and greater self-esteem
- Greater pursuit of STEM subjects
- Comfortable in her body image and being herself
- Less bullying and greater respect
The vibrant Ascham environment enables every girl to feel included and equal, so she grows and flourishes through her School years and beyond.