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Why a Girls' School?

Contrary to the claim that girls’ schools do not prepare girls for the “real world,” research continues to validate and quantify the advantages of single-sex education for girls over traditional co-educational settings.

In spaces created specifically for them, girls can explore, nurture and showcase their emerging intellect and talents. Research shows students have higher test scores, superior reading, advanced writing and science skills, more math and science college majors, more doctorates, and more graduates who pursue careers in math, science, and technology.

Young women leave girls’ schools with the tools and confidence they need to be successful personally and academically in college and beyond. University professors often say they can identify a girls' school graduate based on her confidence and assertiveness.

Research has consistently shown the advantages of girls' schools in comparison to co-ed learning environments.

Archer Parent

"Girls leave here self-assured. They're kind, charismatic, and they have a sense of self that I've never seen before."
Contrary to the claim that girls’ schools do not prepare girls for the “real world,” research continues to validate and quantify the advantages of single-sex education for girls. These advantages include higher test scores, superior reading, advanced writing and science skills, higher numbers of math and science college majors, higher numbers of doctorates, and higher numbers of graduates who pursue careers in math, science, and technology. Young women leave girls’ schools with the tools and confidence necessary for academic and personal success in college and beyond.

At Archer we see the benefits of a girls’ school every day

We begin with ambitious, exuberant, multitalented girls. We surround them with expert teachers attuned to how girls learn best. We offer them a challenging curriculum, a classical visual and performing arts program, competitive athletics, and experiential learning opportunities. We see their abilities accrue, their energy build, and their confidence reach new heights. We send them into the broader world where they become leaders and pursue productive, joyful lives. Each Archer girl emerges as a stunningly confident young woman, fully prepared for her next endeavor and equipped with Archer’s lifelong gifts: the belief in a life full of possibility, the capability to achieve in most any circumstance, and the unquenchable desire to keep learning every day.

Archer Alumna

"At Archer, I transformed from being a shy girl who was afraid of giving the wrong answer to a confident woman who is excited for the journey that comes with learning the right one."

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Benefits of All-Girls Schools