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A school that enrolls only male or female students and a trope that which, even today, has Truth in Television—although it's mostly just a thing at private schools (particularly if they're religious schools and/or boarding schools). Many educators in such institutions defend the practice not just out of conservative attitudes, but also for more practical concerns. They claim that female students perform better without male students around as they're more likely to engage the subject material as they are less likely to be afraid of being perceived as "too smart" to attract sexual attention. Or at least, that's how the theory goes.

There is, of course, a feeling in many quarters that Hormone Addled Teenagers will be unduly distracted by romantic concerns to really care at all about what the teacher in front of the class is talking about as well. As one quotation goes, "Any boy who can concentrate on algebra with a girl in the room has something wrong with him."

Single-sex colleges exist as well. Colleges for (usually) women only called Normal Schools go back to the 1600s, from the original École Normale founded by Saint Jean-Baptiste de La Salle in 1685, usually for the purpose of instructing graduates of the mainline (up through High School by current standards) in order to become teachers. These schools still exist, however they are generally gender integrated now and were more commonly called Teacher's Colleges by the mid-20th century (most have now expanded their undergraduate degree offerings to become community colleges if not full-fledged universities or campuses of a larger university). Male-only also used to be the default for universities, and will still crop up in most period pieces. They don't really exist anymore (leaving aside R.C. seminaries, Rabbinical colleges, etc. there are six men's colleges in the US), and women's colleges are a dying breed as well (about 60 in the U.S.), so it's usually not Truth in Television past high school.

It should be noted however that different countries have different norms. For example, the vast majority of schools in Ireland are still one gender schools. In Australia, many Catholic schools, other private schools and selective public schools are single-sex, as well as quite a few comprehensive schools. Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran have similar policies. In America, while religious schools commonly practiced single-sex education, regular public schools have always been open to male and female students (with a few exceptions).

Viewers can expect lots of Ho Yay or Les Yay, respectively, due to Situational Sexuality unless it's explicitly a Yaoi Genre or Yuri Genre series (all-girls schools are particularly a staple in yuri). Another common plot is a Wholesome Crossdresser or a Sweet Polly Oliver infiltrating such school. Hilarity usually ensues.

Since this school more often than not is a private school, expect this trope to overlap with Elaborate University High and Elevator School. Most military schools in the United States are this.

See also One-Gender Race, whose schools are this by definition.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • As noted, many Girls' Love series are set primarily in all-girls schools:
  • Otomeiro Stay Tune doesn't feature any lesbians per se, but the GL radio drama that the two protagonists collaborate on is set in an all-girls academy.
  • The main characters of Sukisho go to an all-boys boarding school.
  • In Fruits Basket, the main characters currently go to a co-ed school, but many cursed Sohmas attend or have attended single-gender schools in order to keep the Sohma family curse a secret (since they transform into animals when hugged by the opposite sex):
    • Ayame, Shigure and Hatori all went to the same all-boys' high school. In one chapter, Ayame tells Yuki about how his high school had a sister all-girls' school. He and the student representative of that girls' school worked together quite a lot, strengthening the ties between the schools. She confessed her love to him at the end of the year and he callously brushed her off, much to his regret later in life.
    • Kagura and Isuzu attended the same all girls high school. Kisa's middle school appears to be all girls as well. Hiro might attend an all boys private academy, since his uniform is very similar to the high school uniforms Ayame, Shigure, and Hatori wore. It's implied that both sets of male and female private schools are just Distaff Counterparts of the other.
    • Yuki also mentions that the head of the family, Akito, heavily pressured him to attend an all-boys' high school (he refused).
  • In Nana, Nana K. went to an all girls' high school.
  • Ranma and Ryouga were mentioned to have gone to an all boy's school in Ranma ½ before the series started, while Ukyou and Tsubasa both attended a different boys' school. Kodachi goes to an all girl's school, St. Hebereke.
  • Mahora Academy from Negima! Magister Negi Magi is otherwise your standard Elaborate University High Elevator School city, except that it appears to be divided to boys and girls' schools for every grade. Also, it's secretly filled with mages and miscellaneous other abnormals.
  • Clamp Campus, that ties together several of CLAMP's assorted series together seems to operate along similar principles.
  • Marcille and Falin from Delicious in Dungeon went to an all female magic academy.
  • Princess Princess takes place at an all males' school.
  • The all male school in Gakuen Heaven.
  • The school in Maid-Sama! used to be one of these and the male students generally act like it still is much to frustration of the female lead.
  • Kaze to Ki no Uta and The Heart of Thomas are both set in all-boys' schools. Given that they're both early works in the Yaoi Genre, all the implications about relationships between the students are there.
  • Hana-Kimi combines this with a Sweet Polly Oliver
  • High School Girls takes place at Yamasaki Academy, an all-girls' school. Main character Eriko initially assumes that such a school will be dignified and proper without the presence of boys, but she and her friends quickly find out that isn't the case.
  • The shoujo manga Men's School is set in one of these.
  • Here is Greenwood focuses on the students living in the dormitory of an all-boys' school.
  • St. Lobelia in Ouran High School Host Club is a girls-only school, as well as being an Affectionate Parody of such schools in Yuri Genre series. Ouran Academy itself is a co-ed school, however.
  • The eponymous Cromartie High School may be set in one
  • Maria†Holic takes place at Ame no Kisaki Girls' School, and the series frequently parodies works in the Yuri Genre that are set in similar schools. Later, it's revealed that Mariya's twin sister Shizu attends an all-boys' school while disguised as a boy.
  • K-On! is set at an all-girls high school. The manga steps it up by sending the original 4 members to an all-female university.
  • In Sailor Moon, Rei Hino/Mars attends a Catholic girls' school, T.A. Academy, which is the focus of two episodes of the first anime. It's clearly inspired by a real-life all-girls school in Tokyo.
  • Shinryuuji Academy of Eyeshield 21 is an all-boys school, much to the chagrin of the students.
  • Seitokai Yakuindomo centers around the misadventures of one of the first male students of a girls' school turned co-ed. It's still incredibly skewed the first year with a male to female ratio of 28:524.
  • Kanenone Gakuen in Green Green before the girls arrive to make it a co-ed school.
  • The male protagonist of Ai Ore! Love Me! attends an all-boys school and the female protagonist attends an all-girls school.
  • One story arc of Onidere featured students plotting make sure no school in Japan would be co-ed ever again.
  • The Principal and the Vice-Principal in I My Me! Strawberry Eggs hated men to the point of refusing to hire males as teachers and trying to turn their school into an all-girls one.
  • Daily Lives of High School Boys subverted, if not deconstructed, many conventions of this trope as shown in anime. Most of the story is around junior-year students of Sanada North Perfectual High, which looks like any other public high schools in Japan and was established as late as 1989. Sanada East, a all-girls school, also came up in the story. Part of the conflict of this work are on the students' lack of knowledge of teens of the other gender, and the writer made it clear that the Daily Lives of Boys' School Boys are boring.
  • In the Distant Finale of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A's, Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate attend an all-girls high school. As if the levels of yuri subtext weren't sufficient in this series already.
  • Bodacious Space Pirates is set (partially) in an all-girls school. However, it averts many related tropes as the other major setting is the Bentenmaru, a pirate ship with a mixed-gender crew.
  • According to the Azumanga Daioh manga the school that the girls go to was once an all-girls school. Nyamo and Yukari went to while it was still one. This causes interesting implications about Nyamo's "love letter" incident.
    • In both, Kimura brings up a conversation that he had with a teacher at a girls' high school. He apparently laments not being employed at one, as well, because they apparently let the students who have P.E. early in the day wear their P.E. uniforms and swimsuits to homeroom. Instead, he's a teacher at a co-ed high school, which not only has a lower percentage of students for him to be interested in ogling, but because of the boys, the girls have to confine their wearing of those outfits to P.E..
  • Modeen, Ian and Jeremy's boarding school in A Cruel God Reigns is an all boy's school.
  • Sakura Hill is an all-girls boarding school in Sakura no Ichiban!.
  • In Girls und Panzer the schools participating in tankery are girls-only.
  • Hachimitsu private academy from Prison School was an elite all-girls boarding highschool. By the start of the story it's already transitioned to co-ed and the main character, and four other teenagers are its first male students. Though they're a drop in the bucket as the school has over a 1000 female students.
  • Marginal Prince takes place at St. Alphonso Academy, a boys-only school. However, contrary to popular belief, the series is not a Boys Love series, but spawned from an Otome Game.
  • Pretty Cure:
    • Subverted in Futari wa Pretty Cure; at Nagisa and Honoka's school, there are two seperate school buildings for each gender, but they share the same campus.
    • Yes! Pretty Cure 5 is noticeable as the only Pretty Cure series where all of the main characters attend an all-girls school.
    • There's also Christian Private White Clover Academy from Fresh Pretty Cure!, where Inori goes to school, but it's rarely seen.
  • In the Slam Dunk anime, Takezono High School (attended by Oda and his girlfriend Youko, the second a classmate of Sakuragi) was an all-girls school that only very recently went co-ed. It still has more female students than males.
  • The Candy Candy series had a Boarding School arc with a set up similar to the Futari wa Pretty Cure and CLAMP Campus ones. It takes place in a school for rich kids with one single campus, but also separate school buildings and dorms for each gender; it's also pretty strict regarding male-female interactions, as Archie tells his girlfriend Annie that talking while on their own could potentially bring them punishment. When Terry and Candy are caught talking outside the dorms in the middle of the night after Eliza slips them an Idiot Ball, both are near expulsed.
  • In high school the cast of Wandering Son broke up and several characters ended up in one-sex schools:
    • Chizuru, Momoko, and Kanako were Demoted to Extra as they went to an all-girls school.
    • Nitori originally wanted to go to the no-uniforms school Takatsuki and Saori end up in, however ended up failing to get in. Nitori, Makoto, Fumiya, Oka, and Doi all end up going to the same all-boys school. It's troublesome because Nitori and Makoto are trans girls and both Oka and Doi bullied Nitori throughout elementary and middle school. Nitori doesn't enjoy wearing a male uniform however outside of school she starts wearing a female version of the uniform when she goes out as a girl, instead of the Sailor Fuku she had worn since elementary.
    • Anna and Maiko always went to an all-girls school. Nitori bemoans once that she can't go to the same high school as her girlfriend Anna.
  • Tamura from Bokura no Hentai begins going to an all-boys school when he graduates middle school and Ryousuke transfer there later. Marika's best friend Akane has asked her if she wants to go the school because she likes Tamura, however that would mean Marika would need to detransition. She ends up going to a co-ed high school as a girl.
  • In Bakuman。, while Mashiro, Takagi and Miyoshi go to a coed high school, Azuki, who is Mashiro's girlfriend and Miyoshi's best friend, goes to an all-girls high school in Hachioji.
  • In Classi9, Melite is an all-boys school, so Ren has to pass as a boy named Rentarou. The director threatened to expel her and Mozart if someone learns about her gender.
  • Mei no Naisho takes place in an all-girls boarding school, though the main character is a boy who was Raised as the Opposite Gender.
  • A Certain Magical Index and A Certain Scientific Railgun both feature the prestigious Tokiwadai Middle School, an all girl's school that only caters to very high levelled Espers.
  • Little Witch Academia is set in Luna Nova, a school for witches and only witches. Appleton Academy, an all boys school for non magical men patterned after Eton, also appears in the TV series. Both of them are private boarding schools.
  • Slow Start is set in Hoshio Girls' High School.
  • While Bloom Into You is set in a co-ed high school, it's revealed that Sayaka Saeki went to "a school for rich girls" before transferring to her current school. In her case, she specifically chose to transfer from a girls' only school to a coed one as a result of a breakup with her senpai and girlfriend.
  • While the main setting of Kaguya-sama: Love Is War is a co-ed Elevator School, at least one character is known to attend an all-girls school, and Hayasaka masqueraded as a student from another one when she was trying to seduce Shirogane. The Offical Doujinshi spin-off also featured an Alternate Universe where Shuchi'in Academy was an all-girls school, applying Gender Flips to all of the male characters.
  • Sagiri from Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs, is said to have gone to one of these, which may be an explanation as to why she is so quick to attack Kogarashi.
  • Shoujo Kageki Revue Starlight takes place in Seisho Music Academy, an all female school. Since the show takes a lot of inspiration from the all-female Takarazuka Revue, with Seisho particularly being inspired by the Takarazuka Music School, it makes sense. The mobile game introduces other schools, and they're all girls-only as well.
  • In the Love Live! franchise, every school shown is an all-girls' school.
  • In Sword Art Online: Alternative Gun Gale Online, Karen Kohiruimaki, the main character, attends a women's college. Unfortunately, since it's an elevator school and Karen didn't go to the associated high school, she has trouble making friends.
  • In Accel World, while the protagonists' middle school is coed, there's an all-girls high school that's the site of the White Legion's headquarters.
  • In Citrus, Aihara Academy is a girls-only school, which hampers Yuzu's plans to get a boyfriend at the start of the series. And then she meets Mei...
  • Sainotama Girls' High School in Wasteful Days of High School Girls, as its name implies, is girls-only. Nozomi hates this, as it's more difficult to get a boyfriend. Unusually for this trope, this school is also noted to be academically unaccomplished.
  • Kuoh Academy from High School D×D was originally an all-girls school, but two years before they started to go co-ed - one of the reasons The Hero Issei Hyoudou chose to go there was because he thought he'd be able to pick up girls more easily there. Unknown to most of the population, the reason behind this change is that Rias Gremory (whose family pretty much owns the Academy) started to attend classes there, and she wanted Kiba and Gasper to enroll there with the rest of her peerage.
  • Shomin Sample takes place in a hidden all-female school where young ladies of good families are taught everything a high-class lady needs to know. Unfortunately, the extreme isolation from the modern world means that none of them know how to deal with it when their schooling ends, so the school owners decide to enroll a male commoner there to help ease them up the cultural shock. For some reason, their best idea is to abduct the first gay teenager they can find and threaten to castrate him if he is actually not gay (all to preserve the girls' purity).
  • Downplayed in X-Men: Misfits with Xavier's Academy, before Kitty arrives. But it's not specifically for boys; for no given reason, Kitty just so happens to be the first female mutant to attend in half a decade.
  • In My Dress-Up Darling, Sajuna Inui, aka Juju, attends the all-female Sakuranomiya High School, and as a result she's never held hands before with someone of the opposite sex before.
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets: Prior to the start of the story, the Nakano sisters attended an all-girls school named Kurobara until they transferred to Asahiyama halfway through second year.
  • Akebi's Sailor Uniform mainly takes place at Roubai Academy, an all-girls' middle school.
  • Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun mainly takes place at a co-ed high school, but Kashima's younger sister Rei goes to an all-girls' school (which has both elementary and middle school divisions) and has done so for her whole life. As a result, Rei has had little experience with boys and assumes that students at co-ed schools only ever think about romance, which leads her to view every boy-girl interaction as romantic.
  • In Armed Girl's Machiavellism Aiichi Symbiosis School used to be a school for rich girls. This led to the current situation of all the girls carrying batons or other weapons (aside for the recent transfer thth can slash with her bare hands), the Five Supreme Swords carrying actual swords and being composed entirely of skilled swordsfighters, and the boys being all former delinquents who have been beaten into submission: when the school got co-ed the students and their families demanded and obtained the right to carry weapons for self-defense against the expected molestations, the Disciplinary Committee rebranded itself as the Five Supreme Swords and started operating as a sword-armed vigilante group against the more blatant cases (and eventually usurped the actual students council), and they were so effective in keeping the rowdiest boys at bay that the school started taking in male delinquents to "coeducate" them. It's later implied the administration wanted to make the school a place to raise skilled swordsfighters and just used the students' demands as an excuse.
    • Aiichi's twin school, Hokkai Symbiosis School, also used to be a one-gender school, but for boys. It also went co-ed with all students being allowed to arm themselves, though under so far unspecified circumstances.
  • Major: Halfway through his second year of high school, Goro decides to transfer to Seishuu Academy. It was previously an all-female school (and coincidentally, his Childhood Friend/Love Interest Kaoru had also chosen to go there after middle school), which makes it difficult for him to find members to start out a baseball club.
  • Katana Maidens (a.k.a. Toji no Miko) has 5 schools (Renpu Girls' School in Kanagawa, Minoseki Academy in Gifu, Heijou Institute in Nara, Ayanokouji Martial Arts School in Kyoto and Osafune Girls' Academy in Okayama) dedicated to training girls in swordplay so they can fight demons called Aradama. The 6 protagonists are students from 4 of these 5 schools and every Toji, past and present, has gone through education at one of them. The all female nature of these schools is justified by the fact that Toji are Sword-wielding Shrine Maidens, meaning that they train people for an all girl profession.

    Comic Books 
  • The Backstagers takes place at St. Genesius Preportory High which is an all-boys school and it's right next to Penitent Angels, an all-girls school, a school Bennett attended before coming out as trans.
  • The Dead Boy Detectives: Edwin thinks they can blend in by borrowing male school uniforms at the girls' boarding school. He's quickly disabused of this notion when Annika reveals they go to an all-girls' school.
  • Fence is set in at elite all-boys boarding school Kings Row.
  • Finder:
    • Subverted in the first volume: it looks like an all-girls school, but that's just because all members of house Llaverac look like females.
    • The Medawar clan plays this trope straight, though. Although not stated explicitly, this is probably because Medawar girls are expected to go into medicine and Medawar boys into law enforcement or the military. This is a very big deal for the clan- Medawars have to go into these professions if they want to even have a chance at full clan status- and it is established that the girls at least start medical training quite young, so the boys' and girls' schools probably have different curricula with this in mind.
  • Greytowers in The Dandy strip Winker Watson as well as their rival school, St. Cuthbert's, are both all-boys. Greytowers' sister school, Oak Ridge School for Girls, also appears on occasion.
  • All-Ghouls School is set in Darkmoor Academy, an all-girls school that's also an All-Ghouls School.
  • In Robin Tim Drake is sent to the all boys boarding school Brentwood Academy by his father and his one time girlfriend Ariana was sent to an all girls school in Gotham named Dillon Academy after her uncle walked in on her kissing Tim while wearing lingerie.
  • Wonder Woman Vol 1: Holliday College was a women's college in the Golden Age. It's subsequent appearances and in Elseworlds tales like The Legend of Wonder Woman (2016) have often made it mixed gender.
  • Many examples in British girls' Anthology Comics. The best remembered is St Elmo's from The Four Marys in Bunty.

    Films — Animation 
  • The main school in Wendell & Wild predominately populated by female students. With the exception of Raul, since he is AFAB.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Saint Benedict’s in The Emperor's Club. At the end of the movie, the school has gone coeducational and become more diverse.
  • School Ties takes place at an all-male prep school in Massachusetts.
  • Welton Academy in Dead Poets Society is an all-male prep school set in Vermont.
  • Films in the St. Trinian's franchise are set at all-girls schools.
  • Au revoir les enfants is set at a Carmelite boarding school for boys in WWII France.
  • The Australian boarding school in Flirting is all-male.
  • In the Harry Potter films, Durmstrang and Beauxbatons are all-male and all-female, respectively. Both are co-ed in the books.
  • The Hairy Bird takes place at an all-girls boarding school in Connecticut.
  • Almost Angels is a fictional depiction of the Real Life Boarding School of the all-male Vienna Boys Choir.
  • Mädchen in Uniform is set in an all-female Prussian boarding school.
  • The private dance school in Suspiria (1977) only has female students.
  • Therese And Isabelle is set in an all-female French boarding school, where a pair of lesbians discover their budding sexuality with each other.
  • In Wadjda, the titular character goes to an all-girls school.
  • Documentary film Hoop Dreams centers around two African-American kids from the Chicago slums who are recruited to attend St. Joseph, an all-male Catholic school in the suburbs.
  • Mrs. Appleyard's College for Young Ladies from Picnic at Hanging Rock. Justified in that it's 1900 and upper-class schools were almost always single-gender.
  • In the live action Beauty and the Beast, during the "Belle" music number, when she's walking through the village, she walks by a school master leading several uniformed boys into the schoolhouse, while a number of similarly aged girls help their mothers do the laundry.
  • House on Bare Mountain is set in Granny Good's School for Good Girls which is, as the name implies, a finishing school for young women.
  • In Embrace of the Vampire (2013), Charlotte attended an all-girl Catholic School prior to winning the fencing scholarship to university: meaning that university is the first time she has been in a coed environment.
  • The Getting of Wisdom is set in an all-girls' boarding school in 1890s Australia.

  • In A Brother's Price, schools are this by default. When Jerin complains that he was never allowed to go to school, his teacher explains that she wouldn't have liked the responsibility to keep the girls away from him. (In that setting, about one boy is born for every ten girls. One can imagine what would happen with teenage hormones added into that. And Jerin is very handsome.)
  • The titular Dragon Slayers' Academy is initially an all-boys' school, with Erica having disguised herself as a boy so she could attend. This is eventually subverted when the school becomes co-ed (solely because the greedy principal is convinced that more students attending will mean more money), and this allows Erica to be open about her gender.
  • The Macdonald Hall books by Gordon Korman are set in an all-boys school very close to an all-girls school.
  • In the Swedish novel and movie Ondskan (Evil), Erik attends a very strict all-boys Boarding School.
  • There are a couple in Stephen King's The Talisman: a Corrupt Church one run by Sunlight Gardner, and the one from which they help Richard escape.
  • The setting of A Little Princess is an all-female Boarding School.
  • Several are mentioned across the Discworld series. Mostly all male though Susan attended the Quirm College for Young Ladies in her first appearance.
    • As well as "conventional" boarding schools, the Fools' Guild School is all male, and the Assassins' Guild School was until recently (although interestingly, unlike the Fools, the Guild itself wasn't). And then there's Unseen University and other wizard colleges, which only teach men (sometimes saying women simply can't be wizards, sometimes claiming problems with the plumbing, and possibly secretly afraid that if women were wizards they might turn out to be good at it). By inference in Thief of Time, the Thieves' Guild School is co-educational and has probably been so for a long time. A convent school run by nuns of the order of The Spiteful Sisterhood of Seven Handed Sek is menrtioned in passing, but not developed.
  • The Gemma Doyle series is set in an all-girls' school.
  • The Chocolate War takes place in a Catholic all-boys' school.
  • Lowood Academy in Jane Eyre is an all-girl boarding school, and Aunt Reed chooses it for Jane based on how strict the curriculum is - and she did not choose amiss. Fortunately it's headed at least by a Reasonable Authority Figure.
  • The eponymous boarding schools of Enid Blyton's Malory Towers and St Clare's are all-girls schools.
  • The Gallagher Girls: Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women.
  • The boys from Lord of the Flies come from one, although obviously the book doesn't take place there. This was because the author believed that having girls on the island would facilitate civilisation, something that would be adverse to the story's symbolic meaning.
  • Rugby in Tom Brown's Schooldays and Flashman counts as a real life all-male school.
    • Or did at the time; nowadays it is mixed.
  • Madeline attends an all-girls boarding school.
  • In the Star Darlings franchise, the Star Darlings go to an all-girls' school. The glossary states that a male equivalent also exists.
  • Drearcliff Grange in The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School and The Haunting of Drearcliff Grange School is an all-girls Superhero School. Haunting also introduces Draycott's House of Reform, a rival all-girls Academy of Evil, and St Cuthbert's School for the Sons of the Humble and Pious, an all-boys school with a reputation for mainly turning out Upper Class Twits.
  • Cackle Academy in The Worst Witch only teaches girls, as does rival school Pentangle Adademy (although in the 2017 TV series Pentangle is co-ed). The later books introduce an equivalent boys' school, Moonridge High.
  • Greyfriars is a boys' school. The lesser-known Distaff Counterpart Cliff House School is, of course, a girls' school.
  • Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating: Hani and Ishu go to a Catholic high school in Dublin that is only for girls.
  • Rivers of London: Casterbrook's, the Wizarding School attached to the Folly in Nightingale's day, was male only, because the second incarnation of the Folly was Magical Society as Smoky Gentlemen's Club. At the end of Amongst Our Weapons, Nightingale is talking about reopening the school, and it seems likely it will be co-ed this time.
  • The Witch of Knightcharm: While Knightcharm itself is co-ed, and while the Scholomance used to be co-ed too (back when Dracula was a student there), the new version of the Scholomance that Emily infiltrates turns out to be for girls only. The Scholomance elites claim this was to reduce 'distractions' and that there's another dark magic school that's just for boys, but they make it clear that there's no way for the girls of the Scholomance to get to the other school (if it really exists).

    Live-Action TV 
  • In "Pilot" Marvyn Korn gets a new job as the new Head Basketball Coach at Westbrook School for Girls an All-Girls Private High School in La Jolla, California in Big Shot (2021).
  • Eastland in The Facts of Life was an all-girls school, and occasionally had mixers with a nearby all-boys school. In the Grand Finale, Blair purchases Eastland and plans to make it co-ed.
  • The WB Presents a Coca-Cola Summer Premiere: Young Americans took place in an all-boys school.
  • On Friends the fact that Chandler went to an all-boys high school is brought up a few times.
  • The original plot in the short-lived FOX dramedy Opposite Sex is the fact that three boys are somehow enrolled into an otherwise all-girls' private school.
    • The "somehow" being that it was a formerly all-girls school whose board decided to go co-ed, but only those three boys' parents signed them up.
  • Honey and later Miki and Yuki attend on in Cutey Honey The Live
  • Pacific Coast Academy in Zoey 101 was all boys until the start of the show; the basis of many of the first season episodes was the clash of boys versus girls.
  • Dalton Academy, home school of the Warblers, a rival of Glee's New Directions to where Kurt later transfers.
    • Jane Adams Academy and Dalton's sister school Crawford Country Day are both girls-only.
  • On Gossip Girl the girls went to all girls school Constance Billard and the boys went to all boys school, St. Jude's. Since the two schools shared a courtyard you never really noticed that it was two different schools.
  • On The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will and Carlton attended Bel-Air Prep, which is an all-boys school. Will is told this shortly after arriving for his first day, and he is not pleased. In season 3, the school goes co-ed. Philip, Carlton, and Will all make a fuss and Will is much happier.
  • Mentioned in the series finale of Clarissa Explains It All where Clarissa's best friend Sam gets admitted to an all girl university, because they thought "Sam" was short for "Samantha". After discovering the error, the university decides to become co-ed much to the delight of the female students who can't stop gushing about how hot Sam is.
  • The Outer Limits (1995): In "Straight and Narrow", the Milgram Academy is an all-boys school.
  • The Twilight Zone (1959): In "The Changing of the Guard", Professor Ellis Fowler teaches at Rock Spring School for Boys.
  • Motherland: Fort Salem: Fort Salem has only female cadets. Their male counterparts visit at Beltane, but are trained at a different facility.
  • In the CITV series Knight School, the eponymous school (St Cuthbert's School for Knights) is boys only. They had a sister school in St Catherine's School for Damsels.
  • The Derry Girls attend a girls' school, Our Lady Immacculate College. So does James, because as a Non-Action Guy with an English accent, it's felt he wouldn't be safe in a boys' school.

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  • One proposal for a "sitcom campaign" in Discworld Roleplaying Game is a group of enchantresses setting up a sister school to UU, similar to women's Oxbridge colleges of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

  • The Children's Hour is about two school teachers who work at an all-girls boarding school. It's a very small school and they're the only two teachers. Most of the play doesn't actually take place in the school, because early in the play it essentially closes down due to a student spreading rumors that her teachers are having an affair. All the parents end up pulling their kids out of the school.

  • Dice Funk: The party finds out the hard way that the Pickman Academy doesn't admit girls when it ruins their plan to infiltrate it.

    Video Games 
  • The Rival Schools games have Gedo High (all boys) and Seijyun High (all girls). Gedo is a reformatory school for delinquent rejects of other schools, while Seijyun is a high-class private academy teaching traditional Japanese feminine values. In the first game Akira attends Gedo disguised as a boy and teams up with Gan and Eiji/Edge to search for her missing brother Daigo, but in the second she attends Seijyun instead and her in-game teammates are Yurika and Aoi/Zaki.
  • In Black Closet, the Player Character is the president of the local Absurdly Powerful Student Council at an all girls school.
  • The school in Skool Daze on the ZX Spectrum is boys-only. The sequel introduces an adjacent girls' school.
  • Nancy Drew goes undercover at an all-girl school in Warnings at Waverly Academy. The all-boys school Oxborough is also mentioned as being right down the street from Waverly.
  • The Sandman (2014): Our heroine Sophia attends Loren Catholic Private High School, an all-girls academy. At one point, she uses this to justify leaving David behind. Nevermind the creepy circumstances; that'd be breaking the rules!
  • Ensemble Stars! The Producer course in Yumenosaki High was once an all male school. That is until The Player Anzu started attending.
  • La Corda d'Oro Starlight Orchestra with all-boy Takagamine High and all-girl St. Cecil Girls' Academy.
  • L’Academie De Notre Maitre Des Medailles from Dragon Quest XI is an all girls school, meant to cultivate fine young ladies. It also serves as the location you can bring all of your mini medals to. The Hero, despite not being a young lady, is made an honorary member.
  • Twisted Wonderland takes place in Night Raven College, an all male Wizarding School where all of the students and faculty are based off of Disney villains.

    Visual Novels 
  • Otoboku - Maidens Are Falling For Me is set in an all-girls school with lots of yuri tension, except that the protagonist is actually a (very feminine) Wholesome Crossdresser.
  • When They Cry:
  • More Girls' Love examples:
  • The Infinity series has the Kyumeikan Women's High School and University, attended by Younote  and Sara (from Ever17) as well as Kokoro (from Remember11)
  • The premise of Class Trip Crush involves two such schools - the all-girls school attended by the protagonist, and a neighboring all-boys school - jointly holding a Class Trip with the students divided into coed groups.
  • St. Pigeonations', the setting of Hatoful Boyfriend, is a school for gifted birds which is revealed in the manga to be an all boys' school. The protagonist of the games is both human and female, but she's a special case. Apparently it's a little more complicated than that, though. On a Valentine's-like holiday when girls give beans to boys they like Yuuya's locker overflows with presents. It's stated repeatedly that male and female pigeons are all but indistinguishable, and a quite masculine character mentions having laid an egg.
  • Lilly Satou of Katawa Shoujo mentions having studied in an all girl catholic school before coming to Yamaku. She also mentions having received several confessions before...
  • Vincennes Academy in Princess Evangile is an exclusive all-girls school founded by French Catholic missionaries. However, due to being on the verge of bankruptcy, many of the school's administrators seek to subvert this by planning on converting to a coeducational school, which in theory would double the number of incoming students, and by extension help to get the school's debts back.

  • Orthorbbae Academy in Drowtales is a one gender school for both genders. Male and female drow all attend the school, but are taught, trained and sleep in completely different areas of the school, never mingling or meeting through their entire schooling. The female students are schooled in the school's main giant building, a luxury and beauty filled marvel of drow society, well all male students live within the outlying 8 towers of the school. Any male caught entering the main building is often killed or worse by the female students.
  • Magick Chicks takes place at Artemis Academy, which is an all girl school for monster hunters in training. Meaning, there's action girls aplenty and any boys caught tresspassing on their campus is subject to losing an arm, as per their school's protocol.
  • Scalie Schoolie takes place in an all female high school of lizards.
  • Sleepless Domain: Future's Promise Academy for Magical Girls is all-female as well as all-magical. The school is stated to offer a strong education for its magical girl students, in part as a reward for the fact that they risk their lives fighting monsters on a nightly basis. The school also adjusts its hours, starting later than regular schools, to accommodate those nightly battles and give the girls a chance to rest in-between. Attending Future's Promise isn't compulsory, but it is recommended for active magical girls, as they are otherwise stuck being a Triple Shifter.
  • The Secrets of the Afterlife offers a cast mainly female. The school the characters attempt is an all-girls place, as long as the village.

    Web Animation 
  • Ayasaki-san: The Arisu Academy is an all-girls school infamously known for forbidding boys from entering its grounds, even during the festival day.

    Web Video 
  • Several skits in Weird school rules in Hong Kong are set in single-sex schools, with both types being sources of the titular "weird" rules.
    • According to Episode 1, some girls' schools specifically banned their students from having hair shorter than their ears for reasons unknown.
    • Episode 3's final skit is set in a boys' school, where two students discuss how strange it was to have a no-dating rule in place in such a setting (discounting people who experience same-gender attraction, that is). This is quickly subverted when a female New Transfer Student is introduced to the class.

    Western Animation 
  • As Told by Ginger has an all-girls summer camp.
  • Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School took place at an all-girls boarding school for female monsters rather than female humans (Shaggy, Scooby and Scrappy were working there as gym teachers)—the movie also featured an all-boys military school next door to the titular ghoul school.
  • There is a school in one of the episodes of Codename: Kids Next Door which is this, or at least it first appears to be. Until it was revealed that the reason for this was forced Gender Bender via transformation ray, and the person running said school was after world domination.
  • The Simpsons :
    • Bart was forced to go to an all male Military School, and Lisa elected to go as the first female student. She faces quite a bit of bullying from the boys for upsetting the school dynamic. Especially from the boys who were ousted from the dorm bunker that became the girls dorm.
    • One episode featured a girl named Samantha, whose father sent her to an all-girls Catholic school after he found out how close she was to Milhouse.
    • Ned Flanders says that he attended one in "A Streetcar Named Marge".
    • In the episode "Girls Just Wanna Have Sums", after Principal Skinner makes a controversial remark on how women can't do math, Springfield Elementary is swiftly split into one-gender sides. Lisa is excited about this at first, but when she finds the girls' math classes boring, she dons a male disguise to take math in the boys' side instead.
  • The Real Ghostbusters once infiltrated an all-girls school.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic originally had the Ponyville schoolhouse consist of all female fillies in the first season, until the second season onward had Snips and Snails as well as other male colts such as Featherweight, Truffles, and Pipsqueak attend.
  • Lydia Deetz attends Miss Shannon's School for Girls on Beetlejuice. Only one boy was seen at the school, the kid auditioning with Lydia for the school play of "Romeo And Juliet" in the episode "Stage Fright".
  • Winx Club: Alfea and Cloud Tower are all girls Magical Schools, while Red Fountain is an all boys school for Heroes.
  • In "Top of the Steve" from American Dad!, Steve (with Roger in tow) runs away to a boarding school called Pendlingtonton Academy after getting fed up with Stan's attitude. But right after arriving at the school, PA's revealed to be an all-girls school (Roger even disguises himself as a girl for the rest of the episode). After meeting their roommates, known only as "Spitz and the Babe," Steve and Roger question how Steve was able to get into the school even though he's a boy—Spitz (who's studying pre-law) explains that Steve was accepted due to a technicality in the school's charter (it's never revealed what the technicality is). When Roger notices how a lot of stuff about his and Steve's situation at PA just seems really off, Roger's Genre Savvy enough to figure out that he and Steve are in a Poorly-Disguised Pilot for a Spin-Off with Steve as the lead character.

Alternative Title(s): All Girl School