All-Girls Advantage

It’s a fact—girls are more likely to thrive in a learning environment that offers high levels of positive reinforcement, support and cooperation. Research shows that by sixth grade, most girls begin to lose self-confidence and self worth. They tend to become less physically active, perform less in school, pull away from math, science and computers, as well as neglect their own interests and aspirations.


Graduates of an all-girls school, however, are just the opposite. They are confident, satisfied and accomplished. National studies conclude that students who attend an all-girls school:

  • Enjoy high academic performance
  • Perform better in math and science classes
  • Acquire more leadership skills and experience
  • Possess more self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Increase verbal skills
  • Attend graduate and post-graduate schools in greater numbers
  • Witness more female leadership role-models
  • Interact more with faculty
  • Participate more fully within and beyond the classroom
  • Possess greater academic and personal satisfaction than their co-ed counterparts


Hear from Calla, Hannah, and Elizabeth on the benefits of a Mercy education.