Santa Maria College is a proud member of the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia and believes in the many benefits that girls' schools have to offer.

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There are many advantages to girls being educated in girls' schools where there are no expectations to fulful traditional gender stereotypes in the subjects they study, the activities they participate in or the careers they puruse.

In a learning environment dedicated to girls and without competition and social pressure from boys, girls are free to pursue academic excellence in any area they choose. Single-sex educated girls receive a less gender-stereotyped development than co-educated girls and engage in more healthy competition and risk-taking - skills that are advantageous for leadership and life success.

This text is from the Alliance of Girls Schools (Australasia), and is a summary of research findings about single-sex education.