Montrose School

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Montrose School is an independent college preparatory day school for girls grades 6–12. The mission of Montrose is to educate girls of faith, character and vision in a tradition of academic excellence.[1] Montrose is now located in Medfield, Massachusetts.

History[edit]

A group of parents and educators came together in 1979 with a shared vision of education to found Montrose School in Brookline, Massachusetts. They wanted to create a school that would integrate a traditional liberal arts curriculum, supportive teacher-student relationships, solid moral guidance offered in partnership with parents, and the study and practice of Roman Catholicism.[2]

Education in the Catholic religion was very important to the founders. The vision of the school was inspired by the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and the vision of St. Josemaria Escriva. They asked the Prelature of Opus Dei to provide chaplains to oversee the religious teachings, celebrate Mass, hear confessions, and occasionally teach. Montrose now has two Catholic priests available to students of the Catholic and other religions.

After its initial period in Brookline, the school spent a few years each in the towns of Westwood and Natick. Montrose is now settled at its permanent location in Medfield, Massachusetts.

Extracurricular[edit]

Sports[edit]

Montrose offers six sports at its school. During fall, soccer, field hockey and cross-country ae offered. Basketball is offered during the winter season and lacrosse and softball during the spring. In 2009, Montrose was undefeated in lacrosse. Sarah Blahnik, class of 2006, currently plays lacrosse for Stanford University. Besides the five sanctioned sports, students are encouraged to start a club if they would like to see another sport on the Montrose campus.

In fall 2009, the varsity soccer team reached the finals in the IGC, losing to Waring. The only team the 2009 Mavericks lost to was Waring.

In the 2011-2012 school year, Montrose became Triple-Crown Champions by winning the IGC in varsity soccer, varsity basketball and varsity lacrosse.

Drama program[edit]

The Montrose Players put on two major productions each year. The fall production is usually opened to high school students only and is primarily a classic drama. The spring production is a musical that is open to the entire school.

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Coordinates: 42°11′14.76″N 71°18′22.61″W / 42.1874333°N 71.3062806°W / 42.1874333; -71.3062806