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are important because you can truly be yourself and not feel ashamed or embarrassed for your actions. At an all girls’ school you definitely feel these qualities with both girls you know and do not know so well. Lastly, I have found to believe that the girls who attended St. Agnes Catholic College Preparatory High School have honestly loved going there. There is a great sense of community where students feel heard and included. I think the school works hard to make sure it is an inclusive, safe place where girls are empowered to speak their minds and pursue their goals. I also believe that an all girls’ education is better education for most girls. It truly allows more freedom in the classroom for everyone to speak up. In addition, the traditional ‘popular’ type of girl is not as popular without the boys to elevate their status. In an all girls setting, achievement (academic, athletic, music, etc.) is more the standard by which girls are popular or respected - not the cheerleader/homecoming queen type. I think the most important thing for any girl to learn is that she matters and that she can truly make a difference. The roles for women have changed dramatically in the last 40 years and places like St. Agnes push girls to continue to expand the roles available to women. I would assume academic confidence alone will make you a stronger student in college, and that type of confidence usually comes from a single sex environment.
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Because we are women, we can explore issues relating to women - health issues, gender roles, social justice issues, and family practices. I think we have worked very hard to instill a sense of responsibility for the community, the environment, and the marginalized in our society (Schiro). In conclusion, it is easy to appreciate going to an all girls’ school. There are so many qualities and experiences about an all girls’ school that many prospective students have turned their backs to because they fall into believing the rumors of numerous stereotypes. They have missed out on the experiences of responsibility, trust, maturity, and most importantly sisterhood. At an all girls school you are not by any means censored. Students feel free to say whatever they want to say, ask whatever they want to ask, and act however they act. There are no boys around 24/7 to make girls feel judged, intimidated, or doubtful. The all girls environment is warm, welcoming, supportive, and encouraging. Although some girls may be competitive, no one wants to see another girl not do well. An all girls’ school has been the perfect educational environment for many people and it definitely was one for me. I know that I have made the right decision for my high school career and I know many other women who would say the same. Works Cited
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  • Fall '11
  • toddwright
  • University-preparatory school, St. Agnes, All Girls School

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