Student Life


Service is an integral part of the Montrose culture. 
  • An ethic of service expected, not required, of students, 100% of whom participate in service each year
  • Annual school-wide Day of Service
  • Class-wide monthly service projects with community partners
  • Three-week period for each senior serving the community beyond Montrose, with a final reflection paper required upon completion
  • Biannual "alternative spring break" service trip for juniors and seniors to serve severely disabled orphans in Jamaica or Dominican Republic
  • Unique opportunities such as hosting international leadership conference for upper school girls from around the globe

Saoirse Healy '16, New York University '20

Montrose prepared us for the service trip by instilling a great faith in us and teaching us to offer up our work and love with all we have. We were told that we were there to help change the lives of these kids, but as it turns out, it was the kids who changed our lives.

Service Opportunities

Some examples of service opportunities (offerings vary year to year):
  • Medfield Food Pantry
  • Mustard Seed (assists children and young adults affected by disabilities and/or HIV/AIDS in Jamaica, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Zimbabwe; offices located in the Montrose Vinebrook Building)
  • Randolph Club (tutoring/mentoring program in Randolph, MA)
  • Recycling Club
  • Respect for Life
  • SADD
  • Soldier Support
  • Thomas Upham House (local nursing home)
  • Mass Cantors & Lectors
  • Faith Peer Leaders
  • Admissions Ambassadors

Channel 7 Honors Students for Service

Channel 7 News chose Michaela Fleming '16 and Gabby Leonard '16 as "Class Acts" for their leadership of the Thomas Upham House service activity. A Channel 7 News team, including anchor Christa Delcamp, came to Montrose during the school day to surprise Michaela and Gabby in class and tell them they had been chosen.

Gabby and Michaela founded the volunteer club, inviting their classmates to join them on a weekly visit to their elderly friends at Upham House, a local nursing home. "We go in order to put smiles 
on the residents’ faces,” said Michaela, adding that the girls like to share the extra joy that young people have.
An independent school for girls in grades 6-12
Inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church