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Academic success can be linked to many more factors than paying attention in the classroom and setting aside time to study at home. In fact, there are many personal habits that can easily boost one’s ability to perform well at school and stay motivated as a lifelong learner. Below is a look at a few of these habits you might instill in your daughter while she attends Saint Mary’s School.
Getting Enough Sleep
Sleep is necessary for optimal cognitive function, but it has many other benefits that can relate to academic performance. For example, proper sleep can help you throughout your day by providing you with the energy you need. Also, sleep is restorative for the brain. Teenage girls usually need eight or more hours of sleep every night, and they should maintain a weekend sleep schedule that matches their weekday sleep patterns.
Eating Healthy Foods
Proper nutrition through a balanced diet can help your daughter maintain a good mood, stay focused on schoolwork, and sustain energy to get through busy school days. If your daughter commutes to school from home, you should keep a variety of healthy snacks in the house and serve healthy meals to the whole family. Parents who have daughters living on campus can encourage healthy eating by sending care packages filled with healthy study snacks such as nuts and homemade granola. Tips for eating a balanced diet are also available on Saint Mary’s School website.
Participating in Physical Activities
Team sports are an excellent way for your daughter to get active while making new friends and feeling more pride in herself. At Saint Mary’s School, we offer a wide range of athletic opportunities for our students. Every year SMS competes within the Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference and the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association.
For more information about the academic and extracurricular activities your daughter might participate in at Saint Mary’s School, contact us online or at 919-794-3876. We are a single-sex, independent school in Raleigh with about 250 total students and 36 nationally recruited faculty members living on campus.
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If you want to learn more about lifelong learning and other habits to encourage in your daughter as she enters high school, the sites below can offer helpful information to guide your research. For a more information, contact Saint Mary’s School on our website or at 919-794-3876.
You can see the importance of gaining self-confidence early on in one’s education by reading this article from KidsEnabled.org.
Visit EdWeek.org to read about how much sleep teenagers need and why maintaining a sleep schedule is critical to healthy development.
You can read about the creative qualities of lifelong learners in this article from The Huffington Post.
PsychologyToday.com discusses how overcoming challenges can be a positive experience in the learning process.
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Engineering is a field in which women have been historically underrepresented for a variety of reasons, including a lack of educational opportunities for women interested in pursuing engineering careers. While women remain somewhat underrepresented in engineering in the United States, the number of female engineers in the nation has been consistently rising.
A higher emphasis on math and science education for women along with numerous scholarship opportunities have made engineering careers more accessible for young women across the country. Several organizations such as the Society for Women Engineers and the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing have also contributed to creating a more welcoming career environment for women who are interested in engineering. The introduction of STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in schools like Saint Mary’s School, has also helped to increase girls’ interest in engineering and related fields.
At Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, we encourage our female students to develop their interests in math and science so that they can become a part of a growing workforce of gifted females entering the field of engineering. You can learn more about our academic curriculum and commitment to academic excellence across all areas of study by visiting our website or calling us at 919 -794-3876.
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When girls reach high school, it is important that they begin developing the habits of a lifelong learner - habits that encourage effective learning in college and throughout life. Girls who develop and practice these habits during these years of critical mental and personal development, are well prepared for long-term success in their academic, professional, and recreational lives. Here is a look at the ways Saint Mary’s School integrates lifelong learning habits into our curriculum.
Liberal arts emphasis
Our academic curriculum places an emphasis on liberal arts, which encourages the application of existing knowledge to new problems and challenges. The adaptability gained from learning language, mathematics and humanities in a liberal arts curriculum allows our students to explore a wide range of academic avenues following high school.
Incorporation of core habits
There are several habits recognized as qualities of lifelong learners, including communication, creativity, collaboration, character, critical thinking and awareness. Each habit is encouraged every day at Saint Mary’s both in and out of the classroom. This helps students become skilled in problem solving and self-discovery..
Intellectual and personal challenges
Because lifelong learning encourages the-ability to learn outside of a traditional classroom, students are provided with projects and challenges that take place off-campus. These projects may include study abroad, community service or group research assignments. Each new task a student selects can offer a new perspective on the subject matter and how it fits in the world around them.
If you are interested in exploring the benefits of an independent, single-sex learning environment focused on college prep education, contact Saint Mary’s School today at 919-794-3876. You can read more about our curriculum and academic mission statement by following this link to our website. With a beautiful campus located in the vibrant city of Raleigh, we can help your daughter achieve her full academic and personal potential in a setting where she can thrive.
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If you want to stay connected with your daughter’s academic life as she studies at Saint Mary’s School as a resident or commuter, visit the recommended sites listed below. For more details about what SMS has to offer, check us out online or call us at (919) 794-3876.
Visit GoDowntownRaleigh.com for a list of the cultural landmarks to explore in the downtown area.
Discover what life is like in Raleigh with this page from FrontDoor.com.
Find out what your daughter has to gain from a single-sex education with this article from the National Education Association.
You can better understand the impact of role models on your child’s development by visiting AACAP.org.
Share your thoughts on the cultural influences shaping your daughter’s values at SeriousPlayForSeriousGirls.com.