A Welcome From The Head of School
As Head of School, I am thrilled and humbled to work with faculty, families, and students to support, challenge, and empower the young women of Mount Alvernia High School to be 21st century leaders who discern the ‘good’ and are an effective force for it in the world.
Beginning with my first interactions, what strikes me most about the Mount Alvernia High School community, is the dedication and commitment to the school’s mission and the young women. The faculty and staff deeply believe and live by our Mission Statement which states Mount Alvernia High School “enlightens and shapes courageous, compassionate and articulate women who believe that life has a purpose, who are able to discern the ‘good’ and who will be an effective force for it in the world.” Dedication to our mission and to the well-being of the young women in our community embodies who we are as a school. As a school community we commit to embracing the gifts of every young woman, being sure to highlight those gifts, but also encourage the girls to do the same for each other. Belonging to a school community where kindness and actions are seen and heard, these acts will be impactful and unforgettable. Through practice, the young women of Mount Alvernia High School will be kind, help those in need, and stand up for what they believe in, despite navigating a world that may not always show them the same back. She will know that even the smallest act can make a difference and change the world.
At Mount Alvernia High School, your daughter is MAHS.
From the moment she walks onto campus, she becomes a member of our small, tight-knit community. She is known and loved.
It is not just our size that sets us apart.
Every day, girls – just like her – explore their interests through academics, sport and co-curricular activities. She will be encouraged, nurtured and challenged to become the young woman she was created to be.
When a student graduates from Mount Alvernia, she has not simply completed a rigorous academic curriculum. She has gained the skills to tackle challenges in college and out in the world. She is a scholar aware of her intellectual achievements. Yet, she is curious to learn more.
She has developed into a responsible member of a community. The lessons your daughter learned in the classroom are reinforced on the playing field. Those friendships formed at the lunch table are bonds that last a lifetime.
Our students graduate prepared to live in the world outside 790 Centre Street, filled with confidence in themselves and hope for the future.
It is a remarkably rich high school experience that a Mount Alvernia diploma represents.