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Why Ivanhoe Girls'? Why a Girls' School?

At Ivanhoe Girls’ we believe passionately in the effectiveness of educating girls in an all-girls learning environment and of the advantages that this opportunity brings to our students.

Research over many years consistently shows girls feel more confident and most free to pursue their interests to the best of their abilities, in the classroom, on the sporting field and in a broad range of co-curricular pursuits, in an all-girls learning environment.

Even more significant, the academic outcomes for girls who learn in all-girls schools are consistently superior to girls’ outcomes in co-educational settings, so too are the numbers of girls participating and excelling in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects through to Year 12 and beyond.

When girls are free of social pressures from boys and gender stereotypes in their learning environment, they become empowered to freely discover their passions, explore their own values and identity, and to develop their unique set of strengths and talents without the limitations so commonly experienced by girls in co-educational settings. Furthermore, teaching methods in an all-girls learning environment are customised to the way that girls like to learn and the pastoral care is customised to the needs of girls progressing through the various developmental stages of early childhood into adolescence and early adulthood.