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Educating Girls Today

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The Santa Maria tradition of knowing girls and of supporting them to make their unique contribution to the world is the bedrock of our college. 

Today this  takes the form of a modern, beautifully appointed college, that has the individual care of each student at its heart. 

It takes the form of an innovative educational approach that prepares girls for a fast-paced and complex world. 

It is embodied in programs that foster the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of every student.

It is confirmed in current research which articulates what schools like Santa Maria have long known; that girls’ schools are especially beneficial for girls. 

It is embedded in the fact that all approaches to teaching and learning are tailored to the needs of girls, along with all programs for wellbeing, leadership, healthy development and future pathways.   

It results in girls being confident and empowered to follow their passions and chart their own course.

Santa Maria’s deep knowledge of girls’ education finds structured expression in three outstanding innovations:

  • Our One Community, Three Villages Model
  • The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme in Years 7-10
  • The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards