Boys do learn differently from girls, teachers in a boys' school understand how a boy learns and as a result are quite successful in implementing the special teaching techniques required to achieve optimal results. When you don't have to plan curriculum, lessons and events to include both sexes, you can focus on boys' needs exclusively. Young men enjoy different kinds of activities than girls do. They grow at a different pace than girls do. A boys' school allows a boy to remain a boy for as long as he wants and needs to.
Boys mature later than girls do. Learning how to cope with and relate to girls on a daily basis in a coeducational setting causes added stress in those early adolescent years. That's exactly the time a boys' school is able to jump in and build confidence without the social distractions inherent in a mixed setting. In a coeducational school boys often shy away from joining activities such as choir and orchestra. In a boys' school you can't have a choir or an orchestra unless you and your classmates pitch in and make it happen. Breaking down the stereotypes society has imposed on what are considered proper activities for boys is one of the many things boys' schools do very well.
Again, the traditional stereotypes can be dismantled and replaced by a more thoughtful approach to maturation. Not every boy can be a star athlete or a math whiz. Competition is fine and to be encouraged, but boys can also learn that the strong bonds of friendship, teamwork and social interaction are what matter most in later life.
What about interaction with girls? That is indeed a very important part of any boys' school's social calendar. Typically a boys' school will have an established relationship with a nearby girls' school. A range of supervised activities gives both boys and girls ample opportunity to enjoy each other's company, this works to their mutual benefit.
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