Why a Girls' School?

St Hilda’s has been educating girls to strive for excellence since 1896. Our teaching staff understand girls and the way in which they learn, develop and communicate. All programs throughout the school have been specifically designed to help our girls achieve their very best. This is demonstrated with a consistently high standard of academic results as well as a wide variety of achievements in co-curricular activities.

The benefits of choosing a single sex girls’ education are thoroughly researched.

"Girls benefit from single-sex environments where there are no expectations that they should fulfil traditional gender stereotypes in the subjects they study, the activities they participate in or the careers they pursue. Girls attending girls’ schools are more confident and assertive in single-sex environments. Research demonstrates that girls feel empowered to behave in more competitive ways without the presence of boys. Girls in girls’ schools are free to pursue academic excellence in any area they choose, including in the 'gender atypical' areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Statistics show that girls from girls’ schools are more likely to study STEM at school and pursue university studies and careers in STEM fields.” (Source: Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia).

At St Hilda’s, all our leaders are girls and young women who encourage each other to excel in all areas of school life. The curricular and extensive cocurricular programs at St Hilda’s extend our girls minds and potential well beyond the classroom and into the world around them.

A St Hilda’s education teaches our girls that the possibilities are endless and that creativity and uniqueness are necessary to greatness. This lesson is taught in all areas of the school. Principal Fiona Johnston states that “Our girls value personal excellence and recognise that excellence is never an accident but the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution.  They have the vision to see obstacles as opportunities and appreciate that every great accomplishment is the result of a thousand small steps.”

As a proud member of The Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia, further research as to why choosing a girls’ school is beneficial can be found on their website. 

The Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia created a video exploring why girls love going to girls' schools, featuring 2017 St Hilda's graduate Grace Chow. 

Why Girls Love Going to Girls' Schools 

Video courtesy of The Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia