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The All-Girls Difference

In our unique environment specifically designed to cater to the needs of girls, our students are challenged to learn, grow, become leaders, and achieve their greatest hopes and dreams.  Our Sacred Heart girls are scientists, mathematicians, explorers, writers, actors, singers, and athletes.  In an environment where they are nurtured and free to grow, they do not hold back.

Becoming Leaders

Girls' schools empower students to become bold leaders

"93% of girls' school graduates say that they were offered greater leadership opportunities that peers at coed schools, and 80% have held leadership positions since graduating from high school."

-The Girls School Experience: A Survey of Young Alumnae of Single-Sex Schools, a report from Goodman Research Group

STEM Champions

Girls' schools foster interest in underrepresented STEM subjects

"Compared to co-ed peers, girls'school graduates are three times more likely to consider STEM careers,"

-Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Co-Educational High Schools, a report from UCLA

Building Confidence

Nearly half of all women graduating from single-sex schools rate their public speaking ability as high compared to only 39% of women graduates from coeducational schools. A similar differential exists for writing abilities: 64% of girls’ school graduates assess their writing as high (compared to 59%).

—Dr. Linda Sax, UCLA, Women Graduates of Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools: Differences in their Characteristics and the Transition to College

Social CrusadersWhen compared to coeducated peers, graduated of girls’ school are more likely to:

  • to help promote racial understanding
  • value improving their understanding of other countries and cultures
  • count their desire to understand others with different beliefs as a strength
  • view their ability to work cooperatively with diverse people as strength

—Dr. Tiffani Riggers-Piehl, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Fostering Academic and Social Engagement: An Investigation into the Effects of All-Girls Education in the Transition to University



"As a parent, it makes me feel so good to know that each day I am sending my daughter into an environment where she will be loved and protected.  This is a gift that can never be underestimated. All of the teachers and staff are so passionate about giving a global education based in the Goals of the Sacred Heart.  Thank you for being a guiding light for my daughter as she matures and grows in her faith."

-ASH parent

Did You Know?

82% of our ASH Class of 2022 seniors have chosen to major in STEM fields in college.