In our learning community, we will address the unique academic and affective needs of male students through a rigorous college preparatory inquiry and project-based curriculum.
City Prep for Boys is also committed to providing a structured, safe, supportive and motivating environment that fosters leadership and character development through its extra and co-curricular activities.
DID YOU KNOW? SINGLE GENDER EDUCATIONAL POSSIBILITIES
A single gender education for Boys can often
- Allow for nontraditional teaching techniques and structures that are well suited to aspects of male-female learning differences
- Allow for classes in which the learners are similar to one another in their stages of physical, mental, and emotional development
- Eliminate certain distractions from the classroom (such as boy-girl flirtation, physical tensions, gender-based competition), thus increasing concentration and focus
- Allows boys not to worry about making comments in the classroom that girls will ridicule (and vice versa), so that self-esteem can be driven more by performance and less by what members of the opposite sex think and say
- Create a comfortable environment for learning, in which boys feel greater freedom to “be themselves” without posturing and playing to girls’ attentions
- Help boys learn self-management through working together, helping each other, and finding safety in being in class with others who instinctively understand them
- Allow for candid conversations in the classroom (where boys can ask questions and discuss topics they might avoid in a coed setting), thereby creating unique teachable moments for character, leadership, goal setting, and boy talk
- Increase boys’ willingness to try new things – especially in the arts (performing skits, sharing poetry etc.) – that they might not be as willing to try in front of girls
- Provide a greater opportunity to help boys with literacy by including more boy-friendly materials
- Enable teachers to create experiences that specially support boys through creative, gender specific instructional practices
(Source: Successful Single-Sex Classrooms: A Practical Guide to Teaching Boys & Girls Separately– Michael Gurian, Kathy Stevens, and Peggy Daniels)