Demographics, Financial Assistance and Tuition
|Q. ||What communities do your students come from?|
|A. ||Montrose serves over 40 communities in the MetroWest area, Greater Boston and the South Shore.|
|Q. ||Are there international students who attend Montrose?|
|A. ||Montrose has welcomed international students since its inception. Montrose families host students in their homes and sometimes visit their host-students in their native countries during the summer. We have had students from Korea, China, Italy, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Guatemala and Chile.|
|Q. ||What are the religious affiliations of Montrose students?|
|A. ||The majority of our students are Roman Catholic. About 25% of our students are of other faiths. All of our students are required to study Catholic theology and philosophy.|
|Q. ||What percentage of Montrose alumnae pursue university education?|
|A. ||100% of Montrose graduates go on to four year colleges and universities after graduation. Montrose School boasts a highly individualized college counseling program that offers each senior the opportunity to work one-on-one with our Director of College Counseling. For more information on College Counseling at Montrose School please click here.|
|Q. ||Where have recent graduates attended college?|
||St. Joseph's University
||Hobart & William Smith Colleges
||St. Lawrence University
||St. Michael's College
||James Madison University
|Bridgewater State College
||Johnson & Wales
||University of Chicago
||University of Delaware
|Carnegie Mellon University
||Loyola University Maryland
||University of Mary Washington
|Catholic University of America
||Massachusetts Institute of Technology
||University of Massachusetts/Amherst
|College of the Holy Cross
||University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth
|Columbia College Chicago
||New York University
||University of Massachusetts/Lowell
||University of New Hampshire
||University of Notre Dame
|Eastern Nazarene College
||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
||University of Richmond
|Fitchburg State College
||University of San Diego
||University of Virginia
|George Mason University
|Georgia Institute of Technology
||Washington & Lee University
||St. Anselm College
|Q. ||What percentage of families receives financial assistance at Montrose?|
|A. ||More than thirty percent of our families currently receive some form of tuition assistance which includes merit based scholarship, and need-based financial assistance.|
|Q. ||Why is tuition at Montrose lower than other independent schools in the area?|
|A. ||Tuition at Montrose is lower than other independent schools because Montrose strives to make its distinctive education affordable to as wide a range of families as possible. For more information on tuition and financial assistance, click here.|
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|Q. ||What is special about the curriculum at Montrose?|
Montrose offers a rigorous college preparatory liberal arts curriculum. The academic program follows a traditional sequence and teaches students to reason logically and intelligently and to express themselves clearly. Students develop precision in reading, writing and speaking as well as analytical and problem solving skills.
Montrose strives to educate the whole person. It provides students the opportunity to engage in fine and performing arts and participate in a variety of clubs and varsity sports. The combined curricular and co-curricular program challenges students to develop intellect and character, leadership and service, faith and reason. For more information on course offerings by department please click here.
|Q. ||Is Montrose a Catholic School?|
|A. ||Montrose is an independent, college preparatory day school with a Catholic tradition for girls in grades 6-12. Education in the Catholic faith is an integral part of a Montrose education. In 1979, the parents and educators who founded Montrose asked the Prelature of Opus Dei to provide the school with chaplains to oversee the religious education curriculum, celebrate Mass, administer the sacraments, and occasionally teach. We have two chaplains who are priests of the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei. They are available to serve Catholic and non-Catholic students alike.|
The founders of Montrose were inspired by the life and teachings of St. Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei. His writings highlighted the dignity and responsibility of parents and the importance of educating the whole person. His message encourages the lay faithful to strive to “do ordinary things extraordinarily well for the love of God.” The spirit of Opus Dei animates the vision of a Montrose education; helping young women to illuminate their study, work and play with faith.
|Q. ||What is Opus Dei?|
Opus Dei, Latin for “the work of God” is a Catholic organization that was founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá in 1928. The mission of Opus Dei is to spread the message that the circumstances of our everyday lives can be opportunities to grow closer to God, serve others, and improve society.
Under the local bishop’s approval, Opus Dei oversees the religious education and spiritual formation of Montrose School.
For more information about the history, ministry, and work of Opus Dei visit: www.opusdei.org
|Q. ||What is the relationship between Montrose School and Opus Dei?|
|A. ||The spirit of Opus Dei is evident at Montrose in its culture - a culture that strives to promote family and friendship, a culture that strives to integrate love for God into daily life, and a culture that puts academic excellence and virtue at the service of others and society at large.|
|Q. ||Is Montrose supported by Opus Dei or the Archdiocese of Boston?|
|A. ||Montrose is an independent school which means we do not receive financial support from the Archdiocese of Boston or from the Prelature of Opus Dei. Montrose is governed, as are most independent schools, by a Board of Trustees. Montrose is owned and operated by the Montrose Foundation and is financed like other independent schools: by tuition, an annual fund, an auction, and other school-wide fundraising events. Montrose has received the blessing and the endorsement of the Archbishop of Boston.|
|Q. ||What are the plans for future growth- of the student population?|
|A. ||Montrose will eventually grow to 280 students with two sections of twenty students at each grade level. To ensure academic excellence, we are committed to keeping instructional class sizes between 12 and 20 students per section.|
|Q. ||What are the plans for future growth- of the Medfield Campus?|
Montrose School is located on 14 acres of land in the town of Medfield, a part of the Metrowest region outside of Boston. We were thrilled to move to this, our permanent home, in January 2007 after having leased space at several different sites in Brookline, Westwood and Natick.
Our campus boasts many wonderful spaces including our newly re-furbished M & M Building, our beautiful courtyard and garden, up-to-date science labs in the Upper School, and our athletic field Miracle Field, among many others. Though we already have so many wonderful spaces at Montrose we are always planning for the future. Over the next few years we hope to expand the school to include a new gymnasium and theater.
|Q. ||What does it mean to be a Montrose parent?|
Montrose believes that parents are the first and therefore the most important educators of their children. Montrose collaborates with parents to help their daughters become mature, intelligent and responsible women of noble human and Christian ideals.
Parental support and involvement is encouraged on all fronts. Montrose enlists the talent and service of all parents and encourages each family to discover the unique ways that they can help move our school forward through their professional or personal areas of expertise.