Why Montrose

Montrose is a formative institution. Here, we remind girls that “You are unique, unrepeatable and called by God. You are here for a purpose.” Yes, we are here to educate and empower young women to achieve academic excellence. But more importantly, we exist to strengthen each student, to affirm her dignity and to evoke the greatness within her. What we care about most is who each girl is and the kind of person she will become.

Our unique and proven program combines:

  • core texts of the liberal arts
  • a nationally-recognized LifeCompass character and leadership program
  • a framework to develop reflective thinking and practical wisdom 
Greatness of mind. Greatness of heart. Greatness of character. That's what makes a Montrose education unique.

Every aspect of a Montrose experience helps a young woman build a life compass, one that orients her to pursue the truth (veritas) with her mind, to seek authentic friendships and noble ambition with her heart (caritas), and to direct her whole self toward free and responsible action (libertas). This compass equips her to navigate life with joy and purpose.
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For St. Joseph's Prep & Mt. Alvernia HS Families

We were saddened by the news that St. Joseph's Prep and Mt. Alvernia High School will close at the end of the school year. We're here to help your families as you investigate options for your daughter at this challenging time. Please don't hesitate to contact our Admission team with any questions. 

You can start the transfer application process by clicking here.

"the best decision"

These three components defined a Montrose education for Kasey C. '22.
Abigail S. '25: "The academic opportunities at Montrose make me feel like I am ready to tackle whatever challenges I may face."
For Tvesha P. '27, the toughest part about life at Montrose is choosing which of the many clubs and activities to join!

"Cornerstone of a Montrose Education"

Upcoming Admission Events

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  • Jun

    Upper School Welcome Day

    Rising 9th Grade Students: Upper School Welcome Day, Tuesday, June 27
    Join us for a day of fun and friendship in Boston! The day will include a scavenger hunt along the historic Freedom Trail, dinner and dessert in the North End, and the opportunity to bond with new and returning upper school students. We'll depart from Riverside T station in Newton at 1:00 PM and return at 8:30 PM. Watch your email for full details and permission form. Rain date: Wednesday, June 28.
    Mrs. Melley, Ms. Stebbins or Mrs. Barrette
  • Jun
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Contact Us:

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    Kelly Melley 

    Director of Admission
    508-359-2423 x336
  • Photo of Michelle Barrette

    Michelle Barrette 

    Associate Director of Admission
    508-359-2423 x 387
  • Photo of Hannah Stebbins

    Hannah Stebbins 

    Assistant Director of Admission
    508-359-2423 x353
  • Photo of Patti Keefe

    Patti Keefe 

    International Student Recruiter