Why you should choose a co-educational school
Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. The advantages of co-ed high schools are far reaching, more than just in a classroom.
Here are some top reasons in support of a co-ed high school .
- Co-educational schools better reflect the diversity of our society
- They better prepare students to succeed in post-secondary education and to eventually enter the workforce
- Research shows students in co-educational schools grow to be confident expressing their views in the presence of members of the opposite sex
- Collaboration between the sexes in the classroom helps develop confidence in students and they excel at university and beyond as leaders
- Working together in the classroom and on homework assignments provides boys and girls the opportunity to learn from each other intellectually, as well as socially
- The ancient Greek philosopher, Plato, said that co-education creates a feeling of comradeship - he advocated the teaching of both the male and female sexes in the same institution without showing any discrimination in imparting education
- For both girls and boys, co-education provides a more realistic way of training young people to take their places naturally in the wider community of men and women: it helps to break down the misconceptions of each sex about the other and provides an excellent foundation for the development of realistic, meaningful and lasting relationships in later life.
- Coed schools offer a diverse curriculum that is available to all students, de-emphasizing gender-linked stereotypes related to coursework. Coed schools encourage all children to explore a broad range of learning opportunities.
- Coed schools can offer both boys and girls a more extensive range of extracurricular activities where they can either participate separately or together (e.g. athletics, theater, music, and clubs).
- Coeducational schools discourage students from developing negative gender stereotypes.
- There is no evidence that students in same-sex school performed better than their coeducational counterparts. Superior schools are successful for reasons that are unrelated to gender.
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