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All-Girls’ Education 

Developing curious and critical thinkers through a challenging and supportive all-girls’ learning environment

Crofton House School is a place where girls are at the centre of everything. Here, girls are encouraged to be themselves, express their ideas, take risks and aim high. 

Every stage of our unique and enriched educational program from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 is informed by research on how girls learn best. Learning opportunities that expand girls’ awareness and instill a sense of curiosity and leadership happen in our classrooms, in nature, in our community, on international service trips and everywhere in between.

Our highly skilled and committed educators are experts at teaching girls. Collaboration between teachers, open communication with parents, dedicated learning resources and flexibility in our educational program strongly support each girl’s unique approach to learning and academic success. 

It is no secret that girls and boys learn differently and that they have unique requirements to reach their full potential. At Crofton House School, we create a learning environment where girls thrive.

Benefits of an All-Girls' School

In today’s changing world, girls’ schools are more relevant than ever before. Research shows that girls who attend all-girls’ schools do better academically, report higher levels of self-confidence, and are more involved in leadership roles and activities outside of the classroom – all important in preparing girls for life.

The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) outlines some important benefits of all-girls' schools: 

  • Girls occupy every role, from tech booth operator to athlete to member of student council. Girls model to other girls that there is no position they cannot fill. 
  • Graduates are six times more likely to consider majoring in math, science and technology, and three times more likely to consider engineering, compared to girls who attended coed schools. They are also more likely to pursue graduate-level education. 
  • Girls learn to confidently express their ideas. An American survey found that nearly 87% of girls’ school students feel that their voices – their opinions – are respected, compared to 58% of girls at coed schools. 

121-Year History

Crofton House School’s founder, Dr. Jessie Gordon, was an educational pioneer. She believed in the power of knowledge and, in 1898, established a school where young women could step beyond gender and reach their full potential. This philosophy has remained at the heart of Crofton House School for over a century.

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Girls’ School Graduates 

New research from the NCGS reveals that, when compared to girls graduating from coed schools, girls’ school graduates: 

  • Have stronger academic skills
  • Are more academically engaged 
  • Demonstrate higher science self-confidence 
  • Display higher levels of cultural competency 
  • Express stronger community involvement 
  • Exhibit increased political engagement 

Read the executive summary of Fostering Academic and Social Engagement: an Investigation into the Effects of All-Girls Education in the Transition to University

Collaborative

We provide opportunities for girls to share ideas, solve problems and appreciate diversity of thought. From passionately discussing a topic around a table to designing a project in the makerspace, our approach is designed to deepen students’ ability to work together.

 

Balanced

We nurture girls’ personal, physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. We meet each girl where she is in her learning journey, and if she’s struggling with a subject or balancing her workload, we guide her to the support or strategies she needs, and help her gain the tools to problem-solve and lead her learning. 

 

Forward Thinking

We have created an environment where teachers can implement new ideas and best practices. Whether it’s introducing new technologies to enrich the way girls learn or creating a new program, we’re constantly learning and finding new ways to educate tomorrow’s leaders.