Pros and Cons of Boys only Schools

A single sex school for boys, like a girls-only school, has a lot of benefits, which the students might profit from in their studies. But it also comes with demerits.

Here are the pros and cons of single-sex schools for boys.


The first and foremost reasoning behind single-sex schools for boys is that in the absence of the opposite sex, students are more likely to remain undisturbed and able to concentrate and concern themselves with academic matters only; hence the prevalence of single-sex schools for boys circumventing the adolescent or teenage years, or parents preferring such schooling systems for their growing children (below age 20).

After braving the teenage years, the boys are then deemed able to withstand any pressure or problem that might arise from interacting with the opposite sex. Below age 20, however, parents fear for their children—their youthful propensity to taking things for granted and thinking that they are in love, which then causes them to indulge in promiscuous sex during dating.

Single-sex schools for boys are, therefore, deemed a fertile environment in which boys can grow academically without any sexual distraction whatsoever.


The most conspicuous disadvantage that might arise in a single-sex school for boys only is the awkwardness that some students develop overtime. Due to being secluded from the opposite sex for long periods of time, some boys behave awkwardly and appear overly shy or embarrassed when they are in the presence of the opposite sex. Some of them even find it difficult talking to women when they grow up (since they have less and less knowledge about the opposite sex due to their limited interaction with girls).

Anther demerit of such a schooling system is the possibility of some boys becoming toughened up or gung-ho in behavior. In the presence of girls (with whom they have constant interactions), boys tend to behave gentlemanly; thus, students from such schools may grow up into uncouth men.

Students developing homosexual tendencies is the case in some boys-only schools and could, therefore, be considered one of the cons of such a schooling system.

In summation, one can say that single-sex schools for boys, like a girls-only school, has pros and cons, and in making the choice of sending their boys to such schools, parents must take into consideration the merits and demerits objectively. It is only after such an analysis that they can be informed and able to make the choice and be free from all worries.