What is Montrose here for?
|At Montrose, girls learn to pursue the truth in all they do. Built upon the foundation of a rich liberal arts curriculum, personal character formation and collaboration with parents, a Montrose education challenges each student to cultivate intellect and character, leadership and service, faith and reason.|
But what do we mean by collaboration with parents? And what does it mean for you, as parents, when we state in our school Philosophy: We believe that education is the primary responsibility of parents supported by professional educators?
When we say this, we are acknowledging the following facts:
In short, to help young women grow in faith, character and vision we need to help their parents grow in faith, character and vision.
- For us to succeed in our mission, we need the support and engagement of parents as stewards and ambassadors.
- As part of their dignity as primary educators, parents have a responsibility to deepen their own moral, intellectual, spiritual and cultural formation, so as to better oversee their children's moral, social and faith development.
- It all starts at home.
|At Montrose, educating for character includes an age-sensitive, developmental focus. Helping students become women of faith, character and vision requires that we not only challenge them to attain their academic, social and personal best, but also that we meet them where they are.|
Adolescence is one of the most confusing and challenging times of a young woman's life, and she needs clear guidance and encouragement from her parents. How can parents grow in moral leadership? How can parents help their daughters acquire a moral compass?
In light of these questions, we invite you to take advantage of the parent enrichment opportunities made available through the school.
|I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Montrose and have never been to a school with such a remarkable mission. Your commitment to parents combined with a holistic approach to educating young women during adolescence is truly unique.
A. Rae Simpson, PhD, Director of Parenting Education and Research, MIT