Columbus City Preparatory
School for Girls
A Competitive Advantage
Why Choose an All-Girls School?

While there are no innate differences in what girls and boys are capable of learning, boys and girls do develop and learn differently. At Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls, girls take center stage.

A recent study from the National Coalition of Girls' Schools shows that girls' school graduates have a definite edge on their coed peers. (NCGS: Home. Linda J. Sax, UCLA, 2014) Here's what the research shows...

  • In mathematics and computer skills, girls' school graduates rate their confidence in their abilities at the start of college 10% higher than do their coed counterparts. That is, 47.7% of women entering college from single-sex schools feel well-prepared in math, as compared to 36.6% from co-ed schools. A similar gap turned up when comparing computer skills: 36.8% of girls' school graduates report self-confidence versus 25.9% from coed schools.
  • More than 80% of girls' school graduates consider their academic performance highly successful compared to 75% of women from coed schools. On the intellectual front, 60% of women from girls' schools report self-confidence, compared to 54% from coed schools.
  • Nearly half of all women graduating from single-sex schools, 44.6%, rate their public speaking ability as high, compared to 38.5% of women graduates of coed schools. A similar differential exists for writing abilities: 64.2% of girls' school graduates assess their writing ability as high, compared to 58.8% of graduates from coed schools.
  • Women graduates of single-sex schools spend more time studying or doing homework, talking with teachers outside of class, tutoring peers, and studying with others: 7% more girls' school graduates spend three-plus hours a week talking to teachers; 8% more record studying with fellow students. 60% of girls' school graduates spend 11-plus hours a week on studies compared to 42% from coed schools.
  • Girls' school graduates are three times more likely than women graduates of coed schools to consider pursuing a career in engineering - 4.4% compared to 1.4%.
  • More girls' school graduates consider college a stepping stone to graduate school - 71% versus 66% from coed schools - and 45% of women from single-sex schools, compared to 45% of their coed peers, choose a college in part for its record alumnae gaining admission to graduate school.
  • In single-sex schools, political engagement thrives: 57.9% of girls' school graduates compared to 47.7% of their coed peers report they are more likely to have a political discussion in class and with friends, and find it essential to keep current with the political scene.

There are differences in the best ways to teach girls. An all-girls' school can reach students more comprehensively and intensely with programs specifically tailored to meet girls' needs. An all girls' school helps young women develop the confidence necessary for success in college and beyond. At CCPSG we are committed to developing long term mentor relationships through our Advisory Program. Our rigorous academic curriculum encourages collaborative learning, using a variety of visual aids and hands on activities. Girls at CCPSG are the TOP leaders ... Tenacious Outstanding & Purposeful.

All Girls' Schools develop strong, successful women! Just take a look at a few famous all girls' school alumni:

  • Sophia Coppola, Film Director---alumna of Mills College
  • Emily Dickinson, Noted American poet---alumna of Mount Holyoke College
  • Zora Neale Hurston, Author of Their Eyes Were Watching God ---alumna of Barnard College
  • Katharine Hepburn, Actress ---alumna of Bryn Mawr College
  • Alice Walker , Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of The Color Purple---alumna of Spelman College and Sarah Lawrence College
  • Madeleine Albright, First Female Secretary of State---alumna of Wellesley College
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, Presidential Candidate and United States Senator for New York---alumna of Wellesley College
  • Nancy Pelosi, First Female Speaker of the House---alumna of Trinity Washington University
  • Barbara Walters, TV News Personality for 20/20---alumna of Sarah Lawrence College
  • Diane Sawyer, TV News Co-Anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America---alumna of Wellesley College
  • Charlotte Fox, First Woman to Climb Mt. Everest---alumna of Hollins University
  • Condoleezza Rice, United States Secretary of State---alumna of St. Mary’s Academy in Colorado
Principal - Ms. Stephanie Patton
614-365-6113  |   1390 Bryden Road Columbus, OH 43205
prepforgirls@columbus.k12.oh.us
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