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You’ve already hurdled the decision to give your student the blessing of a Catholic Education, but therein lies another dilemma – do you send them to a coed or a single-sex private school? This consideration is an important one, and we agree you should make a thorough decision when choosing a school that’s best for your child. At Bishop DuBourg, we offer a coeducational community for our students and we’d like to tell you how that works to our advantage, and how it could work to your student’s advantage, too!
Many researchers have studied the pros and cons of coed vs. single-sex education to determine if one is truly better than the other. But did you know that there is actually no empirical evidence to support that theory one way or the other? No scientific study has proven students learn better in single sex schools. It really comes down to what works best for the individual student and what will enable them to be the most successful in high school.
At Bishop DuBourg, students will gain real life experiences that will prepare them for their futures beyond high school, including college and the workplace where they’ll interact with both genders. Having these experiences in high school will empower them to interact appropriately in mixed gender settings within their communities. Students who are able to interact with, communicate with, and share experiences with as many different kinds of people as possible are going to be better suited for life after high school. Most students are coming from a coeducational grade school, and the majority will likely rejoin a coeducational college or workplace when they leave high school. We believe the best possible path for them to follow is to continue with a coeducational high school environment, so that their transitions are easier, and their ability to learn and grow alongside one another is greater.


Sources: American Psychological Association, Noodle, University Language, Washington Parent.
Additional feedback also gathered from Academic Deans and Parent Ambassador focus groups.