Rhode Island Monthly Enterprising Women 2013 : Page 4

SPE CIAL AD VER TISING SE CTION ENTERPRISING WOMEN 2013 Back row: Jalynne Ovalles-Cardany, Jacklyn Wilson, Anwuli Onyejose Front row: Ayanna Murray, Vittoria Pacifico-DeBenedictis, Melissa Keller, Lauren Moonan Bay View Academy Independent Catholic School for Girls “Anything I want.” That’s the answer you want to hear when a girl you care about is asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Studies show that where a girl goes to school will greatly influence her answer. Consider this: Girls from single gender schools... • …perform better than girls in co-ed schools, regardless of socio-economic and ability levels. • …significantly outperform on SATs in critical reading, writing and math • …are three times more likely to be interested in pursuing a career in engineering • …are six-times more likely to major in sciences • …show higher levels of political engagement Bay View Academy remains committed to empowering students to be strong, independent, self confident young women, who take risks, push each other to be the best they can be, and learn how to lead in any setting. Our goal is to develop compassionate leaders with the conscience and confidence to excel in whatever field they enter. We are an independent, Catholic school for girls grades pre K-12, grounded in the social values and ideals of the Sisters of Mercy. We believe in compassion, service to others, global vision and responsibility. We believe in women and women›s issues, in educational excellence, and the intellectual and spiritual development of young women to meet the challenges of the global community in the twenty-first century. We are Bay View. 3070 Pawtucket Ave., Riverside, RI 02915 phone: 401-434-0113 web: bayviewacademy.org 102 RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY l FOCUS ON BUSINESS 2013

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