In a co-educational school, children benefit from multiple perspectives and meaningful relationships that challenge stereotypical gender roles.
A co-ed environment allows us to continually and authentically explore gender identity, examining the many different ways to be “a boy” or “a girl” and to allow for expression beyond the binary. Just as we create a foundation for academic excellence and social-emotional growth, children need to be taught how to work together and to respect each others’ ideas.
We know that diverse groups - including diversity of gender - are more innovative when solving problems. All Town students are active in class discussions, comfortable collaborating with each other, and confident in taking on leadership roles. The powerful lessons taught in a co-ed school - how to work with and learn from each other; that differences can be understood and valued - have significant impact on student learning, self-esteem, and future achievement.