Why All Girls?

As an all girls’ school, Duchesne Academy provides an unparalleled opportunity for girls to learn, grow, become leaders, and achieve their dreams. We see it everyday on campus, and research from across the country demonstrates that girls’ school graduates have an edge.

Develop Leadership Skills

Girls’ schools empower students to become bold leaders

“93% of girls’ school graduates say they were offered greater leadership opportunities than peers at coed schools, and 80% have held leadership positions since graduating from high school”

— The Girls’ School Experience: A Survey of Young Alumnae of Single-Sex Schools, a report from Goodman Research Group

Strive for Greatness

Girls’ school students are highly motivated

“Students at all-girls schools have higher aspirations and greater motivation than their female peers at co-ed independent and public schools. 98.7% of students at all-girls schools expect to earn a four-year degree. More than ⅔ expect to earn a graduate or professional degree.”

— Steeped in Learning: The Student Experience at All Girls Schools, a report from Allegheny College

Build Self Confidence

Girls’ schools champion the needs of girls

“Single-sex programs create an institutional and classroom climate in which female students can express themselves freely and frequently, and develop higher order thinking skills.”

—Public Single-Sex Schools: What Oprah Knew, a report from St. John’s University

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Girls’ schools foster interest in underrepresented STEM subjects

“Compared to co-ed peers, girls’ school graduates are three times more likely to consider STEM careers.”

— Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Co-Educatioal High Schools, a report from UCLA

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I was wary of all-girls’ at first. That’s not the real world. But then I came here and saw the leadership qualities that the girls possessed and the confidence and poise. I was sold.

Upper school dad

The all girls setting really lets you be yourself. It empowers us to do whatever we want to do.

11th Grader

The confidence I saw at Duchesne was what really hooked me. All the girls I met just exuded such poise, and I wanted that for my daughters.

Middle school dad