For the fifth year in a row, Montrose earns the College Board's AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award - one of only 64 schools in the U.S. to win for two classes.
The College Board honored Montrose for its high number of female students enrolled in two different AP Computer Science courses. 24 Montrose students are enrolled in either AP Computer Science A or AP Principles of Computer Science, which are open to girls beginning in 9th grade.
Out of more than 15,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, Montrose is one of only 64 to receive the Female Diversity Award for both AP Computer Science classes on offer -- and one of only 4 in Massachusetts.
"After trying out AP Computer Science Principles my junior year at Montrose, I ended up loving it," said Neha Sunkara '21, Cornell University '25. "I would not have ended up studying computer science at Cornell if it weren't for the class at Montrose."
Bella Rinaldi '19, Cornell University '23 concurs. "I had always liked feeling like I was solving a puzzle in math and Latin classes at Montrose. When I took AP Computer Science Principles, I realized computer science was all that and more."
Bella added, "Now as I study computer science at Cornell, I attribute the way I approach it to what I was taught at Montrose."