Why Montrose

Transformative Education

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 - students learn to Reflect, Recalibrate. Respond. 

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 to 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 endures well beyond her years at Montrose equipping her to navigate life with joy and purpose.

Spotlight on our Faculty

Laura Rinaldi
Computer Science
BS, Indiana University

“In Computer Science, a field that is growing every day, women have only 20% representation. Our program is increasing the interest in a field where colleges are clamoring to get women in STEM. It's incredible to have multiple course offerings, as well as the mentoring program we have, to help them answer these questions."

To find out more about our phenomenal teachers, see Our Faculty.

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    Director of Admission
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    Hannah Stebbins 

    Admission Officer
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"Cornerstone of a Montrose Education"

Hear more student voices:
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!