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. 

As a Quaker Foundation 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. Girls grow into sharp, grounded, compassionate, confident, and self-aware young women ready to take on any pursuit she puts her mind to. 

Your daughter will leave The Mount intellectually curious, emotionally confident, socially responsible, prepared to succeed and contribute to our complex and changing world. 

The School’s ethos reflects the Quaker values of: 

  • Simplicity 
  • Truth 
  • Equality 
  • Peace 
  • Social Justice 
  • Sustainability 

These Quaker values, also called testimonies, 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. It summarises our confident belief in each and every one of our girls, which our all-girls Quaker education helps nurture and grow. 

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.