A co-educational school environment benefits both young men and women and the quality of their education. Co-ed classrooms help to prepare children for the diverse world that we live in, foster purposeful collaboration and help to break down gender stereotypes. Saint Mark’s, a co-ed college preparatory Catholic high school, succeeds at highlighting these advantages to a co-ed learning environment while offering so much more.
1. It prepares students for the real world.
School is where young people get prepared for their adult lives. It is vital for young men and women to figure out how to interact at a young age, because they will be doing so when they get to college and when they enter the workforce. At Saint Mark’s, the ratio of boys to girls is 1:1.
2. It helps create purposeful collaboration.
Working together in the classroom and on homework assignments provides young men and women with the opportunity to learn from each other intellectually, as well as socially. When boys and girls learn to collaborate in the classroom, their confidence rises, as well as their ability to empathize and understand the opposite sex.
3. Social opportunities abound.
In a co-educational environment, friendships develop between young men and women, because there are so many activities and clubs in the school in which girls and boys take part in a pleasant, well-supervised environment. At Saint Mark’s, 83 percent of students participate in co-curricular activities, some of which include Key Club, Model UN and Student Council. This welcoming atmosphere continues into the classroom allowing young people to express their views openly and confidently.
4. It hinders stereotypes and inequality.
A co-educational school is also very successful in challenging sexist attitudes. In a co-educational classroom, both the female and male perspectives are explored. This is a very powerful learning experience because students learn the difference between equality and sameness, and begin to understand that debating a particular issue is a great way to learn from one another. Saint Mark’s values open, honest and constructive communication and hopes to inspire its students to be active, informed and responsible contributors to the global community.
Saint Mark’s, a college preparatory Catholic high school, inspires young men and women to create a better world, one more pleasing to God and more helpful to others, by modeling faith, excellence, humility and integrity.
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Saint Mark’s High School
2501 Pike Creek Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
302.738.3300 • www.stmarkshs.net
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