Student Life


From the first day of school handshake to the personal tribute to each senior at Commencement, girls enjoy so many favorite traditions at Montrose.
First Day of School Handshake Line - Each new student (& teacher!) is welcomed with a handshake by every student, faculty & staff member at Montrose.

Homecoming - Every fall, the entire Montrose community -- including alumnae, parents, faculty, staff and students -- gathers for food, fellowship and fun.
Red & White Teams - When each girl starts at Montrose, she is assigned to one of two teams, red or white - our school colors. Girls earn points for their team in challenges all year long.
Big-Little Sisters pair upper school students who mentor and get to know middle school girls. Among other activities, the pairs participate in an annual cookie decorating contest.
Halloween - Everyone on campus dresses up, even the teachers… and the competition for the prize for best costume is fierce!
Mother-Daughter Brunch - A lovely morning out for girls and their mothers and grandmothers.
Spirit Week - Student Government chooses a different theme for each day, from dressing as your favorite literary character to decade day.
Christmas - Decorating the school, a Toys for Tots collection, an all-school Secret Santa exchange & more … it’s easy to see why the Christmas season is a favorite time of year at Montrose.
Father-Daughter Bagel Breakfast - Dads and girls get to school early so dads can enjoy a bagel, some coffee, and special time with their daughters.
DeTore Day - Named in honor of former Head of School Elizabeth DeTore. It’s always a thrill when Head of School Mrs. Elrod announces a DeTore Day. #surprisenoschoolday!
Junior Ring Day - A special day that celebrates the passing of the torch, as the senior class prepares to leave Montrose and juniors receive their class rings and anticipate their responsibilities as the school leaders.
Grandparent Day - Grandparents and special friends are invited to campus for Mass, lunch and an opportunity to attend classes with their granddaughters.
Field Day - In May, Red Team squares off against White Team in a day's worth of competitions to decide which side claims victory for the year.
Senior Tributes - Head of School Mrs. Elrod has something special to say about each and every graduating senior during the lovely Commencement ceremony.
An independent school for girls in grades 6-12
Inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church