No, this isn't a gender-selection post. At least, not in the ART sense.
I went to a girls' school for one year in the seventh grade. I honestly didn't even think about not having boys around. Sure, I had a crush on a boy in the sixth grade, but I would have been mortified if he'd actually talked to me. But in the eighth grade (we only left for seventh while my father was on a sabbatical year) the same boy picked me as his square-dancing partner, and I was thrilled to the core. When he do-si-doed me I felt like I was floating on the gym floor.
What - you didn't have square-dancing at your school? In P.E.? We had it right after roping tricks. It was a tie-in to Texas history. Then we all went to the LBJ ranch and watched sausage-making demonstrations, which at least made the square-dancing seem not so bad.
In any case, I just don't know what to think about all-girls education. On the one hand, it would be lovely not to worry about anything romantic while at school. But on the other, is lack of exposure to half of the species a good idea? Is familiarity with boys more of a distraction, or a benefit? And for a skinny, quirky smart girl, is the fact that other girls use the attention of boys as currency reason enough to go to a girls' school?
Have any of you gone to a girls' school? Wish you did? Wouldn't even think of it?