General FAQs

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What communities do your students come from?

    Our 193 students come from more than 50 communities in the greater Boston area, with multiple new bus routes to and from school. Click here for more information about transportation to Montrose.
  • Q. What percentage of Montrose alumnae pursue university education?

    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 her College Guidance Counselor. For more information on College Guidance at Montrose School, please click here.
  • Q. Where have recent graduates attended college?

    Recent graduates are currently attending Harvard University, MIT, Dartmouth College, University of Pennsylvania, University of Notre Dame, University of Virginia, Northeastern University, Boston College, College of the Holy Cross, and more.

    Please click here for a partial list of college admissions for members of the class of 2018.
  • Q. What cocurricular activities does Montrose offer?

    Montrose offers more than 40 clubs, activities and service organizations. Click here to learn more.
  • Q. What athletic options does Montrose offer?

    Montrose offers varsity or JV teams in soccer (varsity and JV), field hockey (varsity and JV), cross country, volleyball, basketball (varsity and JV), lacrosse (varsity and JV), softball, and track and field. In addition, Montrose offers a middle school basketball team, Ski Club, and Golf Club.
  • Q. What are the religious affiliations of Montrose students?

    Montrose welcomes students from every faith. The majority of our students are Roman Catholic, and in a typical year, about 30% of our students are of other faiths.

    All Montrose students study theology, metaphysics and philosophy. The academic presentation of the teaching of the Catholic Church is a valuable tool for students of all faith backgrounds to better understand the intellectual, moral and spiritual foundations of Western civilization. From reading great works of literature to understanding the origin of American law, the study of Catholicism provides an excellent foundation for the study of all disciplines and forms and essential component of Montrose’s rich liberal arts curriculum.
  • 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.
    We welcome parental support and involvement. 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.
  • Q. Are there international students who attend Montrose?

    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 welcomed students from Korea, China, Italy, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Guatemala and Chile.

Curriculum and Teaching

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What is unique 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 cocurricular program challenges students to develop intellect with character, leadership with service, faith with reason.

    For more information on course offerings by department, please click here.
  • Q. What Advanced Placement courses does Montrose offer?

    Montrose offers 14 AP classes: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science A, Principles of Computer Science, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, U.S. History, U.S. Government, French Language and Culture, Spanish Language and Culture, Latin and Studio Art.
  • Q. What are Montrose's signature programs?

    Montrose offers innovative signature programs that go beyond AP, including the senior Capstone interdisciplinary research thesis and presentation, college level philosophy, accelerated math offerings, study abroad and a nationally recognized character and leadership program. 

Tuition Assistance and Tuition

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

Montrose and Opus Dei

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Is Montrose a Catholic school?

    Montrose is an independent school for girls in grades 6-12, inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church. 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 both Catholic students and students of other faiths.

    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
  • Q. What is the relationship between Montrose School and Opus Dei?

    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?

    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.