The Coed Advantage

Three Coed Students

The debate persists about the merits of coeducation versus single-sex education with conflicting research supporting one view or the other.  At Red Bank Catholic, we teach the whole person and nurture a school community where the importance of gender equality is fundamental. Therefore, we strongly believe in coeducation.

Coeducation is an authentic, real-world experience.  We prepare our students to collaborate and lead in the world they will inherit.  An insular environment which separates students from the opposite sex can lead to misunderstandings based upon biases and stereotypes. By learning in an environment that more closely resembles the real world, students will develop more positive interpersonal skills. They will be better prepared to succeed both personally and professionally.

Social development is key to helping students grow into well-adjusted adults.  Learning how to manage relationships and interact with each other on a daily basis is an integral part of healthy social development. We believe that happens more easily in a coeducational environment.