UCLA Research on Girls' Engagement
We know that our all-girls environment is critical to what sets Stuart apart from other schools. We are excited to share the Executive Summary of brand new research from the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, and commissioned by the National Coalition of Girls' Schools, that confirms our girls’ school advantage.
Fostering Academic and Social Engagement focuses a lens on how graduates of all-girls schools today compare to female graduates of coed schools in terms of their academic characteristics and readiness for university. The findings are extensive and speak highly of the work happening in our schools–work that is setting up girls’ school graduates to be confident and impactful twenty-first century community members, change-makers, and leaders.
In summary, the researchers concluded that when compared to their female peers at coed schools, girls’ school graduates:
- Have stronger academic skills
- Are more academically engaged
- Demonstrate higher science self-confidence
- Display higher levels of cultural competency
- Express stronger community involvement
- Exhibit increased political engagement