We believe the evidence is too strong to ignore. Boys and girls learn differently and benefit from single gender education. Some believe single gender schools have a detrimental impact on social growth. Our answer is a coeducational campus with single gender classrooms. At Barat, boys and girls interact regularly at morning announcements, lunch, Service Learning, school dances, etc. However, when it comes to the classroom, they are single gender and our students are distracted less and participate more.
We recommend reading the following articles for more detail on the current research of single gender education:
The Advantages of Single-Sex Education by Teresa A. Hughes, National Forum of Educational Administration and Supervision Journal Volume 23, Number 2, 2006-2007
- Single-Sex vs. Co-ed: The Evidence, National Association for Single-Sex Public Education
- Leonard Sax MD, PhD, Why Gender Matters
- Michael Gurian, Boys and Girls Learn Differently