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About Boys' Schools: In Their Words
From Avon Old Farms, Avon, Connecticut
"As a boys' boarding school, our programs are designed specifically to help young men focus on their development at a time in life when distractions abound. Although numerous opportunities exist for our students to interact with girls from Miss Porter's, Ethel Walker's and other nearby schools, boys are free to live and learn in our structured, supportive environment. In an all-boys context, our students embrace scholastic challenges and compete in the athletic arena while feeling safe exploring the arts, experimenting with poetry, expressing school spirit, and just being themselves."
We see how they negotiate their way through the different stages of development and use that insight in engaging them, counseling them, mentoring them and teaching them.
We teach boys the way they learn best, using specific strategies that motivate young men to learn and modifying standard approaches to align with their unique needs.
We encourage them to be competitive - and with the understanding that we are all learning - to discuss, to question, and to challenge.
We give them the freedom to take risks, try new things and make mistakes. We offer them a safe place to build concentration, confidence, and character."
"What We Do...
The Church Farm School prepares a diverse group of boys with academic ability and good character to lead productive and fulfilling lives by making a college preparatory education financially accessible.
We seek boys for whom a Church Farm School education represents an extraordinary opportunity.
We offer opportunities to boys of ability and promise who are working to achieve their full potential. We intentionally provide significant financial aid in order to welcome students from a wide range of economic circumstances. We embrace our unique ethnic, geographic, and socio-economic diversity. We serve boys from a variety of family situations, particularly those with a single parent."
"The center of what we do, daily, is the classroom. From Kindergarten to 12th grade, the curiosity, energy, and passion of our boys radiate throughout the school. We expect our students to take their academic responsibilities seriously but to possess sufficient humility so that they can laugh and not take themselves too seriously. We expect those very same classrooms to be defined by respectfulness and civility. In fact, we aim to be a community that strives for its students to seek academic and personal excellence. Those goals are of great importance to the faculty: they are fundamental."
Recent research shows that boys in grades 4 through 9 learn best in an environment dedicated to their development. Boys' schools provide a learning environment that encourages self-expression and full participation in all activities. The Fenn primary, middle, and upper school curricula meet boys' needs to be inspired by heroes, compete, be problem-solvers, be physical and tactile, and develop clear behavioral standards."
The Fenn School offers grades 4-9. The school serves approximately 325 young men.
From Jesuit High School, New Orleans, Louisiana
"A day at Jesuit entails more than just hitting the books. While formation - both spiritual and academic - is the main focus of a young man's stay here at Jesuit. Social formation is another aspect of a Jesuit education;an aspect that rounds out the Jesuit student by providing opportunities to practice the principles he has learned and to have fun doing it."
Jesuit High School offers grades 8-12. The school serves approximately 1290 young men.
About Girls' Schools: In Their Words
"Over the 90 years since our school was founded, we have graduated almost 3,000 alumnae, expanded our building four times, and adopted new disciplines and means of teaching. But throughout it all, we've retained the same guiding principles that Miss Nightingale and Miss Bamford instilled in those first students: truth, friendship, and loyalty."
The Nightingale-Bamford School offers grades K-12. The school serves approximately 570 young ladies.
Saint Mary's School offers grades 9-12. The school serves approximately 260 young ladies.
Miss Porter's School offers grades 9-12. The school serves approximately 311 young ladies.
"Winsor is an independent day school for academically promising and motivated girls in grades 5-12. The school enrolls approximately 430 students from diverse cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds. They hail from more than 50 different communities in and around the city of Boston."
Winsor School offers grades 5-12. The school serves approximately 435 young ladies.
Lubavitch Girls High School School offers grades 9-12. The school serves approximately 65 young ladies.
The Atlanta Girls' School offers grades 6-12. The school serves approximately 225 young ladies.
The Hockaday School offers grades PK-12. The school serves approximately 1085 young ladies.
The Study offers grades K-11.
From Foxcroft School, Middleburg, Virginia
"Foxcroft is, by design, a small, residential school. The 2013-14 student body is 72 percent boarding students with a total of 165 girls from 21 states, Washington D.C., and nine foreign countries. Fourteen percent are U.S. students of color, 20 percent are international students, and about 33 percent receive financial aid. Nearly one-quarter of the students are related to alumnae -- an impressive testament to the relationship between the School and its graduates."
Foxcroft School offers grades 9-12. The school serves approximately 165 young ladies.
Chatham Hall offers grades 9-12. The school serves approximately 140 young ladies.
Marymount High School offers grades 9-12. The school serves approximately 360 young ladies.
The Columbus School for Girls offers grades PK-12. The school serves approximately 640 young ladies.
- National Association for the Advancement of Single Sex Public Education
- The National Association for Choice in Education
- Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College
- Why a Boys’ School in the 21st Century?
- Understanding Boys
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