Why A Girls’ School


Where Girls Learn to Excel

photo of Lisa SchmittWhy does a family choose a girls’ school? For many of our families, the benefits and rewards of a girls’ school are secondary to the academic experience they seek for their daughters. Our families are initially attracted to The Girls’ School of Austin because it offers an excellent liberal arts curriculum. Many are also attracted to the school because of the size of our community, in which every teacher and every child knows every other child. Indeed, our small community of talented educators and engaged, supportive families provide the “village” in which our girls flourish. Although originally attracted to the school for its programs, it does not take long for families to discover that their daughters’ academic, creative and personal successes are also tied to a girls’ school culture.

How is our campus different from others? The Girls’ School of Austin is a remarkably gender-free environment.  Our girls are routinely asked to take on all of the roles in their classrooms and on the campus at large. They are researchers, analysts, writers and scientists. They are athletes, artists, producers and even, comedians. They become comfortable as leaders and collaborators. Our girls graduate with a strong sense of accomplishment, both academic and personal, and a strong sense of who they are, which is empowering.

We believe that our school’s culture benefits girls in many ways, including:

  • An environment that supports quiet study and small group collaboration.
  • Freedom from gender stereotypes that can affect both academic and social development.
  • Frequent opportunities to try new activities and new roles.
  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills among supportive peers.

Will a girls’ school be an advantage for your daughter? We find that all kinds of girls thrive at The Girls’ School of Austin. Our school culture puts love of learning first and provides opportunities for girls to develop their talents. They learn to succeed individually and collectively and to interact well with each other and their community.

To read more about the advantages of single gender education, we invite you to visit the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools website. To understand the advantages of The Girls’ School of Austin, we invite you to visit our campus, talk with us and let us show you how we create an academically challenging and supportive environment where girls learn to excel.

On behalf of the faculty, staff and board of trustees of The Girls’ School of Austin, we welcome your visit.

Lisa Schmitt
Head of School