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Why All Girls?
Yes, all girls.
Go, girls. Inspire and lead and lean on one another, girls.
Learn from one another. Open doors and blaze trails and knock down walls, girls.
You’ve got her back and she’s got yours.
All girls means never worrying about what others think, want or expect. Never having to live up to anyone or anything but what’s inside you.
All girls, soaking up a smart, exciting, and creative place filled with smart, exciting, creative people. Free to think and lead and express yourself and take risks and make great big mistakes because how else are you ever going to be great?
All girls, outperforming all others. But focused on you and what makes you unique.
Student and speaker, candidate and singer, writer and leader and team captain and anything you want to be.
Academic excellence is huge in an all girls school, and the results show it:
- Bay View girls significantly outperform other Rhode Island girls on the SAT in critical reading, writing and math.
- A twenty-year Australian study found that girls like you performed between 15 and 22 points higher on standardized tests when they went to separate schools.
- 83% of all girl school graduates perceive themselves as being better prepared for college.
- 93% agreed that girls' schools give them more leadership opportunities than co-ed schools.
- Girls in single-sex schools perform better than girls in co-ed schools, regardless of socio-economic and ability levels.
- Women who attended single-sex schools are more likely to say that they are going to college to prepare for graduate school, and choose a college because its graduates are admitted to top graduate schools.
- One-third of all female members of Fortune 100 boards graduated from all-women's colleges, as well as 24% of the female members of Congress. And that’s even more impressive when you consider that of the 4,146 colleges and universities in the US, only 50 are all female. Moreover, these institutions are small so their graduates represent a minute percentage of the population.
- Of the 4,012 highest paid officers and directors of 1,990 Fortune 1000 companies, 19, or less than one-half of 1%, were women. And of these women, 36% are women's college graduates.
- Graduates of women's colleges are more than twice as likely as graduates of co-ed colleges to receive doctorate degrees or enter medical school. Girls' schools flip gender stereotyping on its head, in the classroom, and in life.
- Female graduates of single-sex high schools demonstrate stronger academic orientations than their co-ed counterparts, including higher levels of academic engagement, SAT scores, and confidence in mathematical ability and computer skills.
- 14% of girls from single gender schools major in math in college compared to only 3% of girls in co-ed schools. They are six-times more likely to major in sciences.
- Girls like you who graduate from single-sex high schools show higher levels of political engagement and greater interest in engineering careers.
When you graduate from Bay View, you’re confident, a risk-taker, a leader. You expect more from yourself.
You do more. You perform better, in the classroom, on the playing field, on stage, and in life.