The economics and emotions as single-sex schools become mixed

The swirling debate over whether single-sex or mixed schools are better for boys and girls can be put to bed.

(Clockwise from top left) Maris Stella High School, Anglo-Chinese School (Primary), the old Fairfield Methodist Girls' School and De La Salle School. PHOTOS: ST FILE
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Education in Singapore is undergoing foundational changes in terms of gender mix. 

The primary section of the all-boys Maris Stella High School will become co-educational after it moves to a holding site in 2027 as part of campus rebuilding plans. This follows the announcement of Anglo-Chinese School (Primary), or ACS(P), similarly turning co-educational when it relocates to Tengah in 2030.

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