The Mount School York is one of nine Quaker schools across the UK and Ireland. We provide a high quality rounded and caring education. We follow the Quaker principles of truth, integrity, respect, simplicity, equality and sustainability.
The Mount’s school motto, Fidelis in Parvo, literally translates as: ‘Faithful in small things’
It summarises our confident belief in each and every one of our pupils, which our Quaker education helps nurture and grow. We value each member of The Mount community equally, no matter where they are from or their beliefs. We aim to create a community that sees the best in everyone, helps our pupils discover the best in themselves and others, and want to make a positive difference in the word.
At The Mount School everyone has an equal voice
All students attend regular ‘meetings’ (similar to assemblies), pupils and staff come together during this time. Here everyone has an equal voice and the opportunity to speak. Meetings in both the Senior and Junior Schools include a period of silence, in the Quaker style.
This provides older pupils with the chance to reflect and gather their thoughts and to think of the world around us. Younger children learn to sit quietly and think about their feelings. Every pupil is provided with the opportunity to have their voice heard. Pupils learn to articulate their thoughts and listen to their friends, appreciating their opinions and views. It is in this calm and supportive environment that our pupils build confidence in their own beliefs and opinions.
A Quaker education at The Mount School does more than just prepare pupils for academic achievement. It prepares them for life
The Quaker Values on which our School is founded help Mount pupils go out into society as people who combine responsibility and independence with an open-minded, questioning attitude. Our pupils become the people who will help to make the world a better place.
Quaker Faith and Practice
To learn more, about the Quakers Faith and practices please download our publication ‘Faith and Practice’ which has been adapted by Helen Snelson, Head of History, who is a practising Quaker.
Find out more about Quaker Schools at The Quaker Education website.
“My first few weeks at the mount have been amazing, everyone has been really kind and I’ve made lots of new friends. All the lessons have been really fun and my favourite so far are Latin, drama, art, science and geography. The teachers are exceptionally kind and I really like the way they support you no matter what.”
Current Year 7