Why All Girls?

Lucy Madeira founded her school with the belief that it is our duty and privilege to help young women to understand their changing world and to have the confidence to live lives of their own making, their own passions, their own dreams.  
 

Her belief in an all-girls education is consistently validated by research that shows that students who learn in all-girls’ environments have many advantages over their peers at co-ed schools, including higher student achievement and test scores, stronger writing and public speaking skills, and greater motivation to succeed after graduation.   

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LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP

While data indicates that girls who attend coed schools become less interested in leadership positions over time, girls’ school grads leave with heightened career aspirations and an increasing interest in leadership positions.

While data indicates that girls who attend coed schools become less interested in leadership positions over time, girls’ school grads leave with heightened career aspirations and an increasing interest in leadership positions. 

LEADERSHIP

While data indicates that girls who attend coed schools become less interested in leadership positions over time, girls’ school grads leave with heightened career aspirations and an increasing interest in leadership positions.

While data indicates that girls who attend coed schools become less interested in leadership positions over time, girls’ school grads leave with heightened career aspirations and an increasing interest in leadership positions. 

Source: NCGS

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CONFIDENCE

High school is a critical time for girls’ growth and development. The greater sense of respect that girls feel at girls’ schools helps them to better find and use their voices. A national survey found that nearly 87% of girls’ school students feel their voices – their opinions – are respected compared to 58% of girls at coed schools.’

Source: NCGS

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STEM

Girls’ schools are leading the way in closing the gender gap in STEM. Graduates are six times more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology, and three times more likely to consider engineering.  

Source: NCGS

Want to learn more about the power of all-girls education? Visit the National Coalition of Girls' Schools of which Madeira is a member.

8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22102 |  703-556-8273 | admissions@madeira.org

The Madeira School is a top-ranked all-girls boarding and day school located on a beautiful 376-acre campus just 10 miles outside of Washington, DC.

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