Empowering Girls

At The Academy of the Holy Cross, we believe in the power of an all-girls education. We believe that a single-sex environment allows young women to develop into confident, global citizens who will serve as tomorrow’s leaders. We believe that our girls grow in ways they would not or could not in a coeducational school. And, we believe that a single-sex education allows our girls to be themselves.

We see the results everyday. Our girls lead our student council, captain our teams, star in our plays, and earn our top grades. Our girls volunteer together, form sisterly bonds together, and support each other as they achieve their highest goals. We see the all-girls environment forming our girls for a lifetime.

Our girls are...





What the experts say...

Research also tells us that girls excel in all-female educational environments. A 2009 UCLA study showed that girls’ school graduates have an advantage over their coeducational peers. These include:

  • greater academic engagement
  • higher SAT scores
  • more confidence in mathematical ability and computer skills
  • greater interest in engineering careers
  • higher academic self-confidence
  • greater political engagement
  • stronger predisposition toward co-curricular engagement
  • greater interest in graduate school














You can read the entire study here

Find more resources from the National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS) here.


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