As the only all-girls school grades preK-12 in the State of Florida, Carrollton serves as the leading advocate for girls' education. We believe that single gender schools provide the most powerful, transformative learning environments for students. Carrollton’s tradition of excellence in all-girls’ education dates back to 1801 and the founding of the first Sacred Heart School in Amiens, France. For more than 200 years Sacred Heart students have been held to the highest expectations and have been encouraged to become confident learners, critical thinkers, and self-starters. Carrollton’s all-girls’ environment yields rewards that last a lifetime.
The demands placed on women today highlight the continued need to develop in young women a sense of their power and ability. Current research clearly points to the effectiveness of single sex education for young women. Graduates of girls' schools account for a significant percentage of women in leadership positions in industry, academia, public life, and the professions. Students describe their experience at an all-girls’ school as demanding, exciting, and life-changing. Their voices are heard and their accomplishments are numerous. They don’t need to fight for attention or for opportunities to lead. They’re encouraged to focus on developing the very best in themselves, while pursuing challenging coursework. Students in all-girl classrooms confidently voice their opinions, ask thought-provoking questions, and embrace new learning experiences and opportunities.
A growing body of research during the past decade has documented what all-girls’ school educators have long understood: All-girls’ schools give young women the best education to succeed in college and the world beyond. An example of this research is the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies' report
on single-sex schooling and the transition to college. Based upon their nationwide blind study of female college freshmen, the UCLA researchers found that girls’ school alumnae start college with a number of significant advantages, including: