Whether at work or in the home, men and women work together all the time. The distinctive benefits of sending your child to a school with boys and girls in the classes are:
84 per cent of students said they feel comfortable expressing their views in front of members of the opposite sex and commonly report healthy self-esteem.
Coed students often demonstrate comfort in social situations, and 72 per cent of students say they easily make friends of the opposite sex.
Safety and mutual respect
tudents of coed schools are more likely to treat members of the opposite sex with courtesy and respect, they also report feeling safe at their schools because of lack of bullying and harassment.
71 per cent of parents felt coed schools better prepared students for post-secondary education.
79 per cent of parents said they felt coed schools reflected diversity of society, 62 per cent of students at coed schools feel they are able to participate in many activities with both same sex or opposite sex partners.
Source: Selecting an independent school: the benefits of the co-educational environment, 2006.