Western High School: A Pioneer in Gender Equity
Western is the oldest all-girls public school in the nation, founded in 1844. Honoring that distinction, the International Coalition of Girls Schools (ICGS) awarded our school its Red Lantern Award. Principal White accepted the award which celebrated Western High School for lighting the path for the education of girls.
ICGS has a wealth of research showcasing the value of the single-sex education setting for girls. Please visit girlsschools.org to see the data and how Western is a part of the Coalition’s worldwide community.
In the meantime, here are quick facts of the 14 key proven advantages of all-girls schools:
- Greater Cultural Competency
- Stronger Community Involvement
- Increased Civic & Political Engagement
- Fosters Her Voice
- Develops Leadership Skills
- Builds Self-Confidence
- Dedicated to How Girls Learn
- Inspirational Environment
- Academic Achievement
- Fosters Increased Interest & Confidence in STEM
- Excellent Mentoring
- Free From Stereotypes
- Higher Aspirations
- Prepares Girls for the Real World
Western alums will especially testify to the value our school’s incredibly strong sisterhood!
We plan to provide middle-school teas in Western’s lobby with a Western student ambassador at every table to share her Western experience with girls in the decision making process. As well, we will provide important ICGS/WHS information to middle-schoolers at school fairs and in guidance counselor offices.
To refer a talented middle-school student and her family to Western, please call the Office of Enrollment Choice at 410.396.8600 or email email@example.com.