Montrose School

Grades: 6 - 12,
Type: Day
Gender: Girls


Montrose School is an independent day school for girls in grades 6–12 inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church. At Montrose, girls are called to greatness. Every aspect of the Montrose experience empowers students to navigate challenges and seize opportunities—in the classroom, in the boardroom and in life. From Dante to design thinking, from metaphysics to computer science, Montrose School’s rich liberal arts curriculum prepares students to flourish at top colleges and universities.

As a National School of Character, their LifeCompass character and leadership program is an exemplar nationwide. Through scholarship, service, and mentoring, Montrose students develop the habits of mind, heart, and character they need to thrive and become forces for good in the world. As Montrose Head of School Dr. Karen Bohlin often reminds students, “You are unique, unrepeatable, and called by God to greatness. You are here for a purpose.” Experience the Montrose difference for yourself!


Keywords: girls, character, leadership, college prep, Catholic, private school

Teaching Philosophy

Colleges, universities and global industries often point to the gap between the skills secondary schools drill most and the enduring habits students need to thrive in college and beyond -- strengths such as cognitive flexibility, emotional intelligence, creativity and sound judgment.

Montrose School empowers girls to bridge this gap by coupling academic excellence with enduring habits of mind, heart, and character.

At Montrose, a National School of Character, girls take intellectual risks both within and outside the classroom. They develop a confident voice. Why? Because our faculty are passionate about their subjects. They are expert at working with girls and promote the kind of in-depth study and learning that take students beyond AP. As a result, our girls develop the intellectual virtues and character virtues they need to be lifelong, reflective and innovative thinkers.

Mission Statement

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.