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All-Girls Advantage (NCGS)


The All-Girls School Advantage 


Holy Names High School is a proud member of The National Coalition of Girls' Schools (NCGS). At Holy Names, we believe that educating the whole person allows girls to grow in confidence and character, and importantly, in the classroom. Girls are more likely to thrive in an environment that offers increased positive reinforcement, support, and leadership opportunities. NCGS partners with a number of research institutes to study the effects of single-gender education on young women and graduates. Their research reaffirms the growth in students that we see every day around campus. Our educational philosophy and mission get at the heart of the outcomes identified in these studies, and we are reminded that education goes beyond traditional measurements of achievement.


Recently, the National Coalition of Girls Schools conducted a comparative analysis of surveys given to nearly 13,000 students at all-girls schools, co-educational independent schools, and co-ed public schools. Significant findings included:


Students at all-girls schools have higher aspirations and greater motivation.


  • They are more challenged by their classes than students at other schools.
  • They are more engaged in the learning process at school.
  • They feel more comfortable being themselves and expressing their ideas.
  • They feel more supported, including receiving feedback more frequently than do students at other types of schools.



Visit the NCGS website to explore their fascinating research, and learn more about the benefits of an all-girls education!


Questions about Admissions? Contact Petra Rocha, Director of Admissions at [email protected] or (510) 450-1110 Ext. 117