There is a same-sex boys school in my hometown, and I am renowned for being able to pick which guys went there, upon first meeting them. THAT'S how socially awkward they are. They also seem more immature than males who went to co-ed schools, and far more obsessed with sex? Honestly, I can pick them a mile away.
I went to an all girls school myself, and whilst I'm not socially awkward (well I don't think I am...I'm shy but I think that's different), I do feel *very* self-conscious etc around members of the opposite sex, and a few of my high school friends are the same. Upon saying that though, I LOVED going to an all girls high school, I never once wanted to attend a co-ed school. I wouldn't send my son to a same-sex school though .
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27-12-2011 17:24 #11
27-12-2011 23:08 #12
I went to co-ed and will likely send DD to a co-ed school too. I figure that when she goes to uni or work she'll need to be able to study/work with guys. I had great male friends in high school who I'm still good friends with 13 years later. An all-girl school just sounds like a nightmare of cliques and bullying to me!!
Eta - my brother went to a school with boys only for yr 7-10. He was bullied quite a bit. I just think on some ways co-ed helps balance things out a bit. Certainly not saying bullying doesn't happen in co-ed though...
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27-12-2011 23:17 #13
I can only speak for myself, but I went to an all girls school K-6 and then moved onto a co-ed high school (by choice) and even though I had no brothers or much other male contact, I was most certainly not socially awkward or felt weird around boys when I went to the new school, in fact I found I befriended them much easier and had a ball! However I will admit it did distract me quite a bit as opposed to being in an all girls school. I felt the single sex school was a bit better in an educational sense IMO. I wouldn't hesitate sending my son to an all boys school, as I am confident that I can as a parent adequately socialise him and teach him about healthy relationships with women, as it all does start with your own Mum right! I honestly wouldn't stress, it really comes down to individual circumstances as to whether a child has social issues, not just whether there is opposite sex in school IMO!
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28-12-2011 00:01 #14
I prefer co-ed exclusively. I do not like the idea of segregating the sexes intentionally. I believe lots can be learnt from peers of the opposite sex, and that school is a good place for most to experience that in a way they cannot elsewhere (having male family members is different to dealing with non-relatives).
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28-12-2011 00:14 #15
We would send our children to same sex schools if we could afford it. At this stage we will send them in 11 and 12 if we think they need it.
I do believe that school should be for education not socializing and dating.
So far our children attend a K-12 small Christian School.
Socially awkward??? Really???
28-12-2011 08:03 #16
28-12-2011 08:06 #17
My nephews school is Prep-Y12. They go into SS classes for middle school, but aren't segregated outside of classes.
It works well.
28-12-2011 08:18 #18
Same sex schools for highschool.
I went to one and I'm not a weirdo... Well not too much..
I had a part time job in highschool where I worked with males and females. I was able to work with both the same no issues at all.
28-12-2011 08:34 #19Senior Member
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I went to a co-ed school and DH a same sex one.
I spent my high school days crushing on boys, and I have to say I was very distracted but I can't say this would have been any different had I been to a same sex school. I was friends with girls that went to a SS school and I found them to be much more 'interested' in boys as soon as they finished year 12 than my school friends and I if you know what I mean.
DH is still very good friends with all of him school friends, they are one of the most successful groups of friends I have ever seen, both from an academic/business/sporting point of view. They are now all married with kids (or on the way) and have done very well for themselves. Again, I don't know that this would/wouldn't have happened had they gone to a co-ed school, but DH definitely attributes these benefits to his school. He said all they did in high school was play sport so the girls didn't really come into play much, they always had gfs but weren't a priority as sport and school came first IYKWIM...
We have discussed that we will send our (future) boys to a SS school (his school) and girls to a co-Ed, but that is kind of due to the choice of schools here also, not many girls schools that appeal as much as the co-ed.
28-12-2011 08:43 #20
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