Character

Parents

Our mission & philosophy

Montrose educates young women 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 and character, leadership and service, faith and reason.

Inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church and the spirit of Opus Dei, Montrose educates the whole person. Veritas, Caritas, Libertas emblazoned across the school’s shield draw the ideals of a Montrose education into focus. We believe in the importance of educating young women in an environment that fosters virtues of mind and character, respects the dignity of all people and teaches that ordinary things can be done extraordinarily well for the love of God. We believe that education is the primary responsibility of parents supported by professional educators. Together, we challenge young women to develop self-knowledge, serve others, strengthen their convictions and use their freedom responsibly.

What are our shared understandings?

At Montrose, we know that we are all works in progress and that we all have inherent dignity* and the potential to grow and pursue our true north. When we say girls are called to greatness and to inspire greatness in others, we draw on a Christian anthropology of the human person, understanding that each of your daughters 
  • has the capacity to learn, grow, and pursue the truth (veritas), to develop greatness of mind;
  • is an embodied soul, unique and unrepeatable, unconditionally loved by God, and invited to grow in relationship with Him and with others, to develop authentic love (caritas) and greatness of heart;
  • is free and, necessarily, will make mistakes in and outside the classroom. She has the capacity to accept responsibility, seek forgiveness, make amends, and grow in the understanding and maturity she needs to use her freedom (libertas) well, so she can develop greatness of character.

How do we collaborate with parents?

Montrose faculty and mentors are vital partners in your daughter’s education. Parents are encouraged to help their daughters take ownership of learning and contact their teachers directly with academic questions and consult with mentors as needed. We aim to work in collaboration with you to support your daughter’s growth and maturity.  

At the same time, we invite you to reach out to us. We work to build authentic, collaborative relationships with parents and offer parent enrichment including workshops, the LifeCompass Speaker Series, blog posts, retreats and faith formation opportunities, and online resources. Our faculty and mentors meet with parents in individual meetings, small group discussions and larger conferences.

We believe every parent is a primary educator, steward and ambassador of the School.
FAMILY TRADITIONS
Homecoming Weekend
Maverick 5K & Pancake Breakfast
A Cappella Jam
Ice skating outing  
Sports Banquets
Lessons & Carols

PARENT TRADITIONS 
Father/daughter bagel breakfasts
Father/daughter outings
Mother/daughter Mass & brunch 
Parent socials
Boxwood Night
Grandparent Day

A. RAE SIMPSON, PHD, DIRECTOR OF PARENTING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, MIT

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.
*Seven principles of Catholic Social Teaching
  • Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  • Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
  • The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
  • Solidarity
  • Care for God's Creation