Those who have worked at girls' boarding schools now have the research to back what they have always known is true: Girls thrive in and open up more doors for themselves when they attend a girls' school.

Theirs are the voices and theirs are the actions that have girls leading, serving as role models, and developing the confidence and belief in themselves that will serve them as they pursue their interests and talents into the future.

Why a Girls' School?

List of 7 items.

  • No Male Bias

    Simply put, there is no male bias in a girls' school because there are no boys to dominate the classroom.
  • Boys and girls learn differently.

    Single-sex schools celebrate - not ignore - those differences.
  • Majors in Math & Science

    Those who attend girls' schools are seven times more likely to major in math and science in college than those who go to coed schools.
  • Become the Player.

    When girls go to single-sex schools, they stop being the audience and become the players.
  • Leadership

    In girls' schools, girls take over all the positions of leadership.
  • Take Center Stage

    Same-sex education is not merely a matter of separating girls and boys. It's about making sure girls take center stage.
  • Realize Her Full Potential

    Every girl deserves the opportunity to realize her full potential in a setting where she is valued for who she is and what she brings to the experience.

Why a Girls Boarding School?

National Coalition of Girls' Schools

In a single-sex school, a girl can comprehend her value and her capabilities in ways that have nothing to do with how she looks or whom she dates. She can be free to experiment and explore, trying out new things and trying on new roles. She can follow her ambitions without wasting a second thought or a backward glance on how her male counterparts might perceive her.
By subtracting boys an all-girls' education adds opportunities. At a girls' school, a girl occupies every role: every part in the play, every seat on the student government, every position on every team. Not only does she have a wealth of avenues for self-exploration and development; she has a wealth of peer role models.

Boarding School Review

Boarding schools prepare their students for college level work. They have the skilled, highly credentialed staff (most with advanced degrees) to ensure the best possible outcome for your child. They focus on college preparation as well.
Education takes on a broad meaning at boarding schools. Boarding schools recognize this - they often have an explicit mission to not only educate students in the classroom, but to also help them become better-rounded individuals.
A girls' boarding and day school in southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers advanced courses, global study and travel, as well as project-based learning. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.
800 Chatham Hall Circle | Chatham, VA 24531 | 434.432.2941 |