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Overall, Ms. Schiro loved going to St. Agnes. That’s where her best friends are from, she had a really great time, and she was well prepared for college (Schiro). One important part of appreciating going to an all girls school is truly accepting the facts that no, not everyone there is a lesbian, yes, you still see boys, and no, the school is not a super strict convent. Mostly regarding St. Agnes Catholic College Preparatory School, I highly believe that these three popular stereotypes scare away numerous prospective students from attending such a school because to them these are such controversial and decision-making issues. Schiro said that, “Girls are just curious and slightly repelled when they first hear St. Agnes is single sex. It’s very different from what any of them have experienced and they can’t quite picture how it will be.” For girls who did not particularly attend St. Agnes, there is still similarity with the stereotypes. Katie L. Connor wrote an article on Coed Schools vs. All Girls Schools and said, “the worst part of going to an all-girls school are the stereotypes that people always ask me. 'Are
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Ilag 3 they all lesbians there?' Or [even worse, people] think the students are all easy and starving for a guy's attention.” Additionally, another stereotype that is related to an all girls school is that the girls are “social misfits, but none of [these] actually apply” (Stabiner). The qualities of acceptance and equality is important at an all girls school because no matter the personality or interests of a girl, everyone should be treated equally for who they are, what they believe in, and what they personally like to do. All the stereotypes about an all girls’ school do get to some people, but they should know that a lot of stereotypes that are said are just hearsay and attending an all girls’ school is truly a blessed and special one of a kind experience. Another important part of appreciating going to an all girl’s school is knowing that you will not be judged, made fun of, or looked down upon because of what you say or ask in the classroom. Seventeen Magazine’s article stated, “Life is more relaxed. Like, [girls] don't worry about asking a dumb question in class. It's not that guys are judgmental; it's that we tend to care more about what they think, and that can be distracting. Guys can be [so] intimidating in a coed class that [girls just] want to look smart and answer questions correctly in front of them.” Overall, with boys absent in a classroom it essentially removes a tremendous amount of distraction. Karen Stabiner, author of All Girls, mentioned “in general, I think girls are more serious students at an earlier age of maturity and this empowers them to participate more fully without the social consequences.” Being surrounded in an all girls classroom is also a benefit in the way that because although some girls are competitive, most girls will still tend to feel more confident and driven to succeed because the girls around her are a support system. Schiro
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  • Fall '11
  • toddwright
  • University-preparatory school, St. Agnes, All Girls School

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