|For 90 years we've known what the rest of the world is just now discovering: that girls learn best when their education is unequivocally, uncompromisingly valued; that girls lead strongly when it is their voice that is heard most loudly. Without the constraints of others, girls go everywhere and do everything. |
Before our eyes a magnificent transformation takes place. Our graduates become independent thinkers. They know how to wrestle with critical questions. They're confident, they're courageous.
This is a unique place because of the pride students take in their school and the community trust you'll find here. At Ellis, there are no locks on the lockers. Students respect and value each other: peer friendships and role models are very important. As a group, they are geographically, economically, and ethnically diverse. Thirty percent of families receive financial aid to help offset the cost of educating their daughters.
|Recent research from UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies shows solid evidence of girls' schools' effectiveness. This national study shows the statistically significant edge girls' school graduates have over their coed peers. This peer-reviewed research disentangles the effects of single-sex education from confounding demographic influences. |
According to the UCLA report, which was commissioned by the National Coalition of Girls' Schools, girls' school graduates consistently assess their abilities, self-confidence, engagement and ambition as either above average or in the top 10 percent. Compared to their coed peers, they have more confidence in their mathematics and computer abilities and study longer hours. They are more likely to pursue careers in engineering, engage in political discussions, keep current with political affairs, and see college as a stepping stone to graduate school.
From NCGS: Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College
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