February 2nd, 2013 - Tess-922428 said:
Yes, I went to an all girl Catholic School and loved it. I made friends there that I'm still friends with and still see after over 40 years. It created a bond that can never be broken and I received a better education than some of the friends I had that went to public schools.
February 1st, 2013 - Marge-938695 said:
My younger daughters both attended an all girl high school (sadly, no all male school available for their brother). For the younger girl, who is very introverted, it has proven to be a haven where inventiveness, sisterhood, and individuality are all encouraged and celebrated. And not only is it okay to be "smart", it's expected!!!
If she had attended a coed school she would have depended on her brother for all her friendships, and in the classroom she would have sat in the back and just muddled through. For kids like her who need a little more "growing up" time, it's a lifesaver. If I had had to send her to a regular school I would have felt I was throwing her to the wolves.
January 3rd, 2012 - Christina-803484 said:
After elementary school, I think it is a worthwhile choice. So yes, so single - sex schools.
I think that elementary school should be co-ed so that there is an understanding that the opposite sex exists and they gain some basic ability to work with the opposite sex. Guys and girls are different and these differences become more pronounced during puberty. Even things like how warm the classroom should be differs between guys and girls let alone how the brain processes information.
I went to an all girl high school and think it was overall beneficial. I was able to focus in class and actually learn how to work with girls. I didn't loose having relationships with guys as some people fear. Most of my extra curricular activities dealt with guys: drama, sports, scouting, church. So I still learned how to work with the opposite sex. For the single-gender learning environment there still needs to be opportunities for the mingling of the sexes for social events.
December 27th, 2010 - Fara-657982 said:
I think it be best if schools are attended with both genders, but to have certain subjects tought only to the same gender, for example: sex education or gym, it all depends on which subject is being tought. Learning is different to a specific gender. Some subjects, i believe, can be tought to both genders at the same time, for example: religion or cooking.