What Sets Us Apart

A National School of Character: The LifeCompass Advantage

One of the first ten National Schools of Character in the country, Montrose was recently named a National School of Character again - supporting our bold mission of top-notch academics combined with our LifeCompass character and leadership program.

Every aspect of a Montrose experience helps girls to build a life compass, one that orients their minds toward truth (
veritas), their hearts toward authentic friendship and noble ambition (caritas), and their hands toward free and responsible action (libertas), empowering them to navigate any challenge or opportunity.

A Portrait of a Montrose Graduate

List of 3 items.

  • Greatness of Mind

    • Intellectual curiosity
    • Ability to problem-solve
    • Passion for learning, a breadth of interests and a clear sense of purpose
    • Resilience and perseverance in the face of difficulty  
    • Practical wisdom and the competence to commit herself to what is noble and worthwhile
  • Greatness of Heart

    • Understands the integral relationship between faith and reason
    • Cultivates a philosophical mind and knows that all work can glorify God
    • Respects the uniqueness of others
    • Is empathetic
    • Seeks to build unity among diverse groups
    • Has a desire to discover her own unique purpose, vocation and contribution to the world
    • Understands the value of a personal relationship with God
  • Greatness of Character

    • A strong self-knowledge
    • An open and loving heart, actively participating in and serving her community
    • Confidence, initiative and courage  
    • A sense of balance and a sense of humor
    • The wisdom to use her freedom responsibly
    • A principled, independent ability to challenge others articulately and respectfully