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Why All Girls?

Believing in the Limitless Potential of Girls, Hockaday develops resilient, confident women who are educated and inspired to lead lives of purpose and impact.
A stellar all-girls education is not merely a matter of separating girls and boys. At a girls’ school, it’s about making sure girls are the focus 100% of the time, while drawing upon all that we know about the way they grow and learn. Curriculum is important; how that curriculum is taught is critical… and teaching girls is what Hockaday does best. 

The difference at a girls’ school exists not just in the classroom. It's the combination of the community, the culture and the climate girls' schools offer that makes an all-girl education such a powerful and transformative experience. At Hockaday, girls can just be themselves. Our scholars, team captains, prefects, singers and scientists are all girls. The girls hear one message, loud and clear: nothing stands in the way of their dreams.  Their potential is limitless.

At Hockaday, students have the freedom to express opinions, explore, and take on new challenges.  Girls are encouraged to find their voices. They are supported by strong role models and inspired by their peers. They find confidence and strength, and they acquire and build the skills they need to lead lives of purpose and impact.

The proof is in our students and the numbers
. According to recent surveys conducted by the National Coalition of Girls Schools, of alumnae 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, girls’ school graduates have more confidence in their mathematics and computer abilities and study longer hours.
  • 93% were very or extremely satisfied with their preparation for the academic challenges of college
  • 90% would probably or definitely attend a girls' school if they had to do it all over again
  • Nearly all the respondents (93%) either somewhat or strongly agreed that girls' schools provide greater leadership opportunities than coed schools.
To read more research about the All Girl Advantage, visit http://www.ncgs.org/.
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