This is a question we are asked often and something we are passionate about.

There is simply no doubt that single-sex education benefits girls. Research shows that girls thrive in an all-girls environment — they do better academically, socially and emotionally.

Every aspect of teaching and learning is tailored to the needs of girls, developing their confidence and empowering them to pursue any direction their talents lead them.

At a single-sex school, girls are free to be who they want to be, both in the classroom and outside.

The Quick Facts – benefits of a girls’ school

  • Single-sex schools create a culture of strong academic achievement, particularly for girls.
  • Girls in girls’ schools are free to pursue academic excellence in any area they choose.
  • Girls feel empowered to defy gender stereotypes – statistics show that girls from girls’ schools are more likely to pursue academic excellence and to pursue university studies and careers in the ‘gender atypical’ areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
  • Girls’ schools provide nurturing environments specifically catering to the education of girls, leading to many social, emotional and health benefits, including higher rates of participation in sport and a much lower risk of being bullied at school. 
  • Girls’ schools tailor teaching to girls and provide an aspirational environment. Girls are more confident and assertive in single-sex environments.
  • Girls are encouraged to participate, lead, compete and take risks – all of which are advantageous skills for careers and leadership.

Find out how the endless opportunities at Lauriston challenge your daughter to be the best that she can be.

Connect with Lauriston Girls' School and book into one of our virtual open mornings today.


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