For girls and parents considering the benefits of a private single-gender education, the value cannot be summed up by a few quick stats. In fact, an all girls high school experience may be the best aspect of a female’s educational career in her most formative years.

The National Coalition of Girls Schools recently commissioned research by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute that confirms all-girls schools consistently produce graduates with high levels of confidence, engagement and aspirations. These attributes are fostered throughout a girl’s education with one-on-one instruction and the wealth of opportunities for exploration.

According to a study conducted by the Goodman Research Group, 80 percent of all girls school graduates have held leadership roles after high school. Additionally, they are six times more likely to consider majoring in math, science and engineering than their coed peers. These numbers give evidence to the belief that removing boys from the classroom allows girls the space to fearlessly explore their curiosities and ambitions — oftentimes resulting in them pursuing careers otherwise dominated by males.

The same survey also reports that 93 percent of graduates of an all-girls education were extremely satisfied with their school’s ability to provide individualized attention for every student. Advantages like this provide for dramatically higher student outcomes than those of classrooms in which teachers are unable to tailor their lessons.

The environment of girls schools allows educators to focus exclusively on the unique ways in which girls learn, study and collaborate. This approach extends to nurturing the environment in which they will also learn how to develop genuine friendships and discover the tools to be successful.

For more information on the benefits of all-girls private high schools in Chicago, contact Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School at (773) 881-6500.