Why a Boys' School?
The strength of a boys' school is that it has the unique opportunity to specialize as it teaches to its target audience. We are able to focus in both subject matter and approach in a way that is appealing to boys, thereby giving them greater incentive to stay focused and engaged and to take better ownership of their learning.
Boys need structure and guidance, but they do not thrive under an approach that is too strict or unyielding. They flourish when they trust teachers and feel both safe and understood. At the same time, boys need to thrive outside the "boy bubble" of their school. Schools must help boys seek a balance, supporting them in adjusting or adapting to different kinds of learning environments.
If you visit our school you will see countless examples of the ways we "celebrate boyhood," from 8th graders creating a dance that demonstrates the movement of plate tectonics to kindergarteners who get to demonstrate their "seal of approval" by putting their elbows together and barking like seals. Everyone at our school—from the athlete to the Lego engineer to the artist to the thespian to the computer programmer—is a boy. We have a happy school where all kinds of boys thrive. Read our Open Letter to Teachers to learn more about our approach to best meeting boys' learning needs.