Unique to Montrose: Partnership with Parents

At Montrose, girls learn to pursue the truth in all they do. Built upon the foundation of a rich liberal arts curriculum, personal character formation and collaboration with parents, a Montrose education challenges each student to cultivate intellect with character, leadership with service, faith with reason.
We are here to help you guide and encourage your daughter on this journey. With the LifeCompass Institute, Montrose offers a unique ongoing program to parents as they help their daughters cultivate a life compass to navigate any challenge or seize any opportunity.

The LifeCompass Institute Speaker Series for parents hosts speakers throughout the year in the evening. These seminars are designed to offer expert information and resources to parents. Past speakers include:
  • Leonard Sax, internationally sought-after speaker and author of four books on child and adolescent development, including Girls on the Edge and Boys Adrift. 
  • Rachel Simmons, best-selling author of The Curse of the Good Girl and Odd Girl Out
  • Dr. Meg Meeker, pediatrician and author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters and The Ten Habits of Happy Mothers
  • Prof. O. Carter Snead, Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame and William P. and Hazel B. White Director of the Center for Ethics and Culture
  • Mary Beth Hicks, monthly columnist for Catholic Digest and author of Bringing Up Geeks and Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid
The LifeCompass Blog offers practical wisdom for today's parents and educators. Tips from the blog are shared regulary with Montrose parents, offering timely information and resources. Past topics include:
  • How parents can make time for reflection
  • Fostering an attitude of gratitude in your family
  • Bounce back: learning how to build resilience
  • What a Nobel Prize-winning physicist can teach us about intellectual humility


I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Montrose and have never been to a school
with such a remarkable mission. Your commitment to parents combined with
a holistic approach to educating young women during adolescence is truly unique.