Creating an environment where every girl is valued, enabled to flourish and given the confidence to know they can achieve is at the heart of The Mount School ethos.

We are committed to bringing out the best in every girl in all that she does. At The Mount girls develop their academic and social talents to the full, within a happy and supportive community.  Tradition is combined with dynamic and forward-thinking teaching to equip girls with the skills, ambition and confidence to succeed.

Our School aims to:

Ensure girls respect and value every individual
Enable girls to have the freedom to flourish in a calm and caring community
Inspire girls to strive for personal excellence
Challenge girls to think and live adventurously
Empower girls to make a positive contribution to our changing world

Mount School girls learn to think for themselves, developing both resilience and empathy. We foster and promote creativity and encourage girls to be ambitious in their aspirations.

We will support your daughter to grow and develop as an individual, achieving her potential beyond her – and your – expectations.

Your daughter will leave The Mount intellectually curious, emotionally confident and socially responsible, with a lifelong love of learning.

The School’s ethos reflects the Quaker values of:

  • Simplicity
  • Truth
  • Equality
  • Peace
  • Social Justice
  • SustainabilityThese values are central to our School community – they influence and underpin everything we do.

‘Fidelis in Parvo’ 

Faithfulness in Small Things

The Mount School’s motto, ‘Fidelis in Parvo’, translates as: ‘Faithfulness in small things’. It dates back to the School’s Foundation in 1785 and is an important part of School life today.

The Mount School York Learning Wheel

The Mount School Learning Wheel connects our School Aims to the teaching and learning throughout The Mount School.  It demonstrates how our five aims underpin a Mount Education in and out of the classroom.

To view a larger version of the The Mount School Learning Wheel please click here.