Why Single Gender on a co-ed Campus?
At certain times in their lives girls and boys benefit more from single gender learning. At others, they benefit by interacting co-educationally. At St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School we uniquely provide both, so that every student can climb higher academically, emotionally and spiritually than he or she ever thought possible.
Our classes are co-educational in early childhood and junior high and single gender in lower and upper schools. Blending what we know about the different developmental needs of boys and girls with deep devotion to the Catholic faith is what makes the St. Agnes-St. Dominic educational experience unique. In a close-knit, nurturing environment, teachers customize curricula to match students' developmental and gender specific needs so that all students can reach their full potential.
Learning begins in the two-year-old program at the R.D. “Johnny” Davis Early Childhood Center for our Littlest Stars and Suns. Caring, talented faculty members create a loving, secure, and challenging environment, crafting a program that provides our youngest students with the opportunity to explore their first experience as a community of learners.
Girls and boys learn separately in grades kindergarten through six. Students follow a similar curriculum at St. Agnes and St. Dominic, while attention is given where needed to allow each group to learn and grow in its own unique way. In both schools, the strong academic program is balanced with comprehensive enrichment activities and after school clubs.
In junior high, our boys and girls learn together. Our curriculum offers a challenging, well-balanced school experience that thoroughly prepares them for high school. The program seeks to inspire in each student a love for learning, an attitude of inquiry, and a passion for truth.
In the Upper School program, girls in grades 9-12 are offered a rigorous and balanced academic program. The numerous Honors and Advanced Placement Courses enrich the curriculum, and outstanding fine and performing arts, athletics, and a plethora of clubs enhance the student experience. St. Agnes graduates attend some of the finest institutions in the country including Notre Dame, North Carolina, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Villanova and Washington & Lee. Graduates earn numerous scholarships, and many enter college with 20 or more hours of college credit.