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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 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."

The Girls' School Advantage

List of 4 items.

  • Individualized Attention

    93% of girls' school graduates are very or extremely satisfied with their school's ability to provide individualized attention
  • Underrepresented Fields

    Girls' school graduates are six times more likely to consider majoring in math, science, and technology compared to girls in co-ed schools
  • Measuring Success

    More than 80% of girls' school graduates consider their academic performance highly successful
  • Life-Long Learning

    Girls' school graduates are more than twice as likely to earn a doctoral degree compared to girls who attend co-ed schools

Archer Parent

"Girls leave here self-assured. They're kind, charismatic, and they have a sense of self that I've never seen before."
The Archer School for Girls admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or other legally protected status in its hiring or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, financial aid programs or other school-administered programs. 

The Archer School for Girls’ mission is to educate students in an environment specifically designed for girls. As such, the school will consider any candidate for admission who identifies as a girl. Once admitted to Archer, all students in good academic standing who abide by Archer’s code of conduct and who meet requirements for graduation will be eligible to receive an Archer diploma, regardless of any change in sexual identity or other legally protected status.