Academics

Learning at Montrose

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  • 13

    Average class section size
  • 17

    AP Classes
  • $3+ Mil

    Offered in merit scholarships to class of 2019
  • 100%

    Graduates attending four-year college and universities
At Montrose, girls take intellectual risks both within and outside the classroom. They develop a confident voice. Why? Because our faculty are passionate about their subjects. They are expert at working with girls and promote the kind of in-depth study and learning that take students beyond AP. As a result, our girls develop the intellectual virtues and character virtues they need to be lifelong, reflective and innovative thinkers. 

Our outstanding faculty engage students in our academic program of core texts of the liberal arts alongside advanced math and science requirements in a setting that encourages curiosity and a lifelong love of learning. Thus, a Montrose liberal arts education helps young women encounter and learn from the best of literature, theology, philosophy, history, science, math, technology/computer science, world languages, and fine and performing arts.

Montrose is a two-time National School of Character.

Advanced Placement Courses

Montrose offers 18 AP classes: 

  • Biology
  • Physics 1
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A
  • Computer Science Principles
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • European History
  • U.S. Government
  • U.S. History
  • French Language and Culture
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Latin
  • Studio Art

Academic News

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  • Chemistry Class at Molly’s Apothecary

    Every Montrose student enrolls in inquiry-based lab science, in which hands-on experiments happen regularly. Students also witness real-world applications of what they encounter in the lab during unique field trips that illuminate the “how” and “why” of their coursework.
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  • Salem or Bust!

    The Junior class hits Salem, MA, for a literary, historical and maritime tour. 
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  • Acting It Out in Literature Class

    “This is not a passive program. In every class, the girls have a chance to move, engage, be creative, inside and outside.” -- Seana Dorich, Middle School English
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  • Firing Up the Bunsen Burners

    These girls are really thinking like scientists, full of curiosity and excitement.
    Bakhita Thordarson, Middle School Science
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Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, Montrose students must complete a full senior year, earn a minimum of 24 upper school credits, and meet the following distribution requirements.    
 
Required Academic Program for Upper School

English -- 4 credits
History -- 3 credits
Mathematics -- 4 credits
Science -- 3 credits (must include Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
Language -- 3 credits
Religion/Theology -- 4 credits
Electives -- 1.5 credits
Physical Education -- 0.25 credits
 
Students are strongly encouraged to elect a fourth year of study in all major subject areas.

Contact:

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  • Photo of Katie Elrod

    Katie Elrod 

    Head of School
    508.359.2423 x330
  • Photo of Mary Jo White

    Mary Jo White 

    Associate Head of School for Faculty and Academics
  • Photo of Suzanne Senackerib

    Suzanne Senackerib 

    Registrar, AP Coordinator
    508.359.2423 x399

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