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Girls' School Advantage

What do girls' schools do best?

A lot.

Whether they want to be astronauts, ambassadors, or accountants, girls need to know — not just think, but really know, deep down in their gut — that nothing can stand in their way. Girls' schools send that message to girls every day.

Girls’ schools are a place where girls take center stage. And we think that's just where they belong. Let us be your guide as you explore more about what girls' schools are really like.
-The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools


At St. Mildred’s - Lighbourn School, our educational journey is one built on meaningful relationships and programs, and grounded in research.

With so many choices available in both the independent and public spheres, girls and their parents need to remember the ‘added value’ of an all-girls school and the richness of the SMLS experience.

Want to understand more? Watch this video from the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools explaining the Girls’ School advantage:



It is important for Middle School parents, and in particular parents of Grade 8 girls who at this age and stage begin to think about a co-ed experience, to fully understand the unique advantage of a school for girls.

Please click on this link to see the Executive Report from UCLA’s research - Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College.

Discover how your daughter will benefit from SMLS's superior academic program, our attention to each girl's social, emotional and physical wellbeing, and student leadership development - all designed for girls.