Why La Pietra for Your Daughter?

The Leading Choice in Girls' Education

As a single-gender school, La Pietra offers an academic and social environment where students can take risks, discuss issues pertinent to young women and develop positive self-confidence. Years of experience and national research tell us that adolescent girls thrive in a single-gender environment. Everything we do is geared to prepare young women – from our teaching strategies and curriculum to our arts, athletics, and co-curricular programs.

The result? Each year we graduate young women who know how to think critically, lead confidently, be creative and curious, and competently navigate the rapidly changing world.

Need more reasons? Consider these:

La Pietra girls put academics first.

La Pietra creates a culture of achievement where her academic journey and experience are equally as important as her academic outcomes.

La Pietra enhances academic success in a variety of ways, including a unique block schedule that promotes depth of understanding, greater cross-curricular opportunities, and provides for diverse class offerings from introductory to AP level courses.

Data: More than 80 percent of girls' school
graduates consider their academic performance highly
successful, compared to 75 percent of women from
co-ed schools. 

Source: 2009 UCLA study of more than
20,000 freshmen college women.

La Pietra girls are prepared for college.

College counseling begins during the transition from 8th to 9th grade and focuses on finding the right college for each girl, with staff personally guiding families to define interests, explore options, and make sound decisions. 100 percent of La Pietra graduates attend and thrive at colleges or universities of their choice.

Data: 93 percent of recent girls’ school graduates
said they were very or extremely satisfied with how
their schools prepared them for college.
Additionally, more girls’ school graduates consider college a stepping-stone to graduate school
(71 percent vs. 66 percent from coed schools).

Source: 2005 National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) Alumnae Survey and 2009 UCLA study of more than 20,000 freshmen college women.

La Pietra girls are confident.

La Pietra's vision is to prepare young women for a life of fulfillment. Our commitment nurtures confidence, competence, curiosity, creativity and critical thinking.

Through the individualized education in an extraordinary learning environment, each girl takes on academic challenges, expresses her thoughts and opinions, and participates in new learning experiences. Confidence is the key to turning skills and knowledge into success.

La Pietra is where confidence soars. 

Data: 82 percent of recent girls' school graduates say they were very or extremely satisfied with how well their schools instilled self-confidence. Additionally, 60 percent of women from girls' schools report self-confidence, compared to 54 percent from coed schools.

Source: 2005 (NCGS) Alumnae Survey.

La Pietra girls take lead.

Leadership is an acquired skill. That is why La Pietra constantly creates new leadership opportunities in the classroom, the science lab, the playing field or the stage -- where valuable life-lessons are learned.

At La Pietra, all girls can be leaders, and all leaders are girls. From our student body president to our classroom setting, students find their voice and passion to pave their own path. 

Data: 84 percent of recent girls’ school graduates give their schools top marks for providing leadership opportunities. Additionally, 93 percent agreed that girls’ schools provide greater leadership opportunities than coed schools and 80 percent had held leadership positions since graduating from high school.


Sources: 2005 (NCGS) Alumnae Survey and
2000 NCGS study conducted by the Goodman
Research Group of Cambridge, Mass.