All-Girls Advantage

Presentation encourages to students to understand and celebrate the power of being a girl.

It is a place where young women feel confident raising their hands, using their own distinct voices and being themselves. Presentation provides a supportive and empowering environment for young women to discover new interests and feel a sense of self-assurance while devoting time to their academic, spiritual and personal growth.

In a graduation survey, 100% of the Class of 2016 said, as a result of their education at Presentation, they feel empowered and take pride in being a woman. 99% said Presentation encouraged them to work hard and set high standards for themselves. 90% said attending an all-girls school had been a generally positive experience.

Academic Edge

In an all-girls environment, students are exposed to a culture of achievement. Girls are encouraged to be ambitious and inquisitive without holding back.

Free from distraction, girls can focus on learning, without feeling shy or hesitant about participating and learning new things. Students are free to pursue any number of new interests without worrying about how male counterparts will perceive them.

As a result, opportunities for girls are endless. Every role on campus is filled by a young woman, from student council leaders to club officers to team captains.

Social Dynamics

When considering an all-girls school, questions about social life often arise, specifically the concern that, without the influence of boys, girls will not be prepared for co-ed life. Some contend that an all-girls education creates an unrealistic environment that doesn't help girls prepare for real-world, co-ed situations.

We find the opposite is true. Students will continue to interact with their male counterparts after school, during extra-curricular activities, at home and on weekends. By placing young women in an all-girls academic environment, they hone their own distinct voices, making them better equipped to assert themselves in any social situation.

Presentation also hosts a variety of co-ed events and activities for students, including dances and mixers, co-ed service projects and much more.


More Research

2009 UCLA Report

Highlights:

  • Graduates of single-sex schools spend more time studying, talking with teachers outside class, tutoring peers and studying with others.
  • 70 percent of the studies compiled by this report found girls’ schools to be associated with higher scores on academic achievement tests.
  • 100 percent of the studies compiled by this report showed single-sex institutions to be associated with a superior climate for learning and higher career aspirations.

Click here to read the executive summary of the complete report.

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Key Dates

High School Information Nights
Sept. 12,13,14,18,19,20
7-9:00 p.m.

Public & Private School Information Night
Oct. 18
7-9:00 p.m.

Application Workshops
Oct. 18
Nov. 1
Nov. 8
Dec. 5
3:30-4:15 p.m.

Open House
Oct. 29
10 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Placement Tests
Jan. 20
Jan. 27
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Applications Due
Jan. 18

Financial Aid Application Deadline
Feb. 5

Transcripts Due
Feb. 7

Recommendations Due
Feb. 7

Decisions Emailed
March 16

Accepted Students / Plaid to Meet You Evening
March 22
4-6 p.m.

7th Grade Day
March 21
12:45-3:30 p.m.

Deposits and Registration Due ($1,600)
March 27
by 4:00 p.m.

Incoming Frosh BBQ/Scheduling Night
April 25
5-9:00 p.m.

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