Why Choose an All-Girls Education?
Research shows that girls as young as 5 start internalizing gendered stereotypes, such as associating “brilliance” and “leadership” more as male traits than female traits. Between ages 5 and 10, there is a significant shift in girls’ attitudes about their aptitude in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and leadership abilities, which influences their learning interests throughout childhood, high school and college. However, when girls are surrounded by same-sex peers and near peer mentors in school, their classmates have a major impact on diluting those stereotypes and normalizing the effort it takes to become proficient in STEM fields and in leadership.
At Roland Park Country School, when our youngest girls look up to our older girls, what do they see? They see young women occupying every single position of leadership. From an early age, our students learn from their female role models and peer mentors the limitless potential of women. And gendered stereotypes aren’t reinforced because everyone is an individual. The result is that our graduates report feeling smarter, more confident, and more engaged on their college campuses than female peers who graduated from co-ed schools. Our girls are educators, doctors, artists, philanthropists, parents, civic leaders, CEOs, and everything in between. Our world needs every single one of them.