Academy of Mary Immaculate

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Academy of Mary Immaculate
Fitzroy, Victoria
Australia Australia
Type Independent, Single-sex, Day school
Motto Latin: Speculum Sine Macula
("Mirror without Blemish")
Live The Truth
Denomination Roman Catholic, Sisters of Mercy
Established 1857
Principal Sr Mary Moloney RSM
Enrolment ~650 (7–12)
Colour(s) Navy Blue, Yellow and White             
Slogan "Open the Door of Mercy" (2016)

The Academy of Mary Immaculate is a Roman Catholic girls' secondary school, situated in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. It was founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1857.[1]


The Academy is the oldest catholic school in Victoria.[2] The Academy has experienced success in sport, speech, choir, debating and many other extra-curricular activities. It is located in the inner suburbs of Melbourne and is notable for the Sisters of Mercy convent located within the school grounds.[1] The high school's four sport houses are Sherlock, McAuley, Goold and Frayne [3]

Notable alumnae[edit]

  • Anne Henderson – writer, deputy director of the Sydney Institute
  • Alice Ross-King (1891–1968) – awarded the Florence Nightingale medal in 1949 by the International Red Cross for service in both World War I and World War II.[4]
  • Andree Marcelle Frame (1910–1967) – studied childbirth overseas, pioneered the idea of childbirth preparation, and became patron of the Childbirth Education Association (Australia) for her work in the field.[5]
  • Mary Maguire - actress
  • Abbey Lee Kershaw - supermodel

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Coordinates: 37°48′14.27″S 144°58′25.85″E / 37.8039639°S 144.9738472°E / -37.8039639; 144.9738472