Montrose School

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Montrose School
Location
Medfield, MA
United States
Information
Motto Where girls are called to greatness
Opened 1979
Principal Dr. Karen Bohlin
Grades 6th-12th grades
Color(s) Red and White
Team name Montrose Mavericks
Newspaper The Looking Glass
Website

The Montrose School is an independent school for girls in grades 6-12 located in Medfield, Massachusetts.

History[edit]

Montrose was founded in 1979 by a group of parents and educators with a shared vision of education to found Montrose School in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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.

Curriculum[edit]

All aspects of the Montrose classical liberal arts curriculum work in concert to position students for admission to four-year colleges and universities. Signature academic programs in upper school include four years of Shakespeare, metaphysics and philosophy, the In the Footsteps of Dante study abroad trip to Italy, and the senior Capstone interdisciplinary research thesis and presentation. Signature academic programs in middle school include three years of Shakespeare, two English classes in grade 6, the Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Ireland study abroad trip, and a full year of geography.

Extracurricular[edit]

Sports[edit]

Montrose offers seven varsity sports, plus club sports and other athletic offerings. During fall, soccer, field hockey, volleyball and cross-country are offered. Basketball and ski club are offered during the winter season and lacrosse, softball, golf club and track and field club during the spring. In 2015-2016, Montrose's soccer team won the Independent Girls Conference and the lacrosse team was league co-champion. Students are encouraged to start a club if they would like to see another sport on the Montrose campus.

Drama program[edit]

The Montrose Players put on three major productions each year: a middle school musical, upper school play and all school musical. There are also two major choral productions annually and an instrumental production.

Sources[edit]

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