The Mount School York is a happy, busy and thriving community.  

We are a small school with a rich history and heritage. The Mount is a Quaker School but welcomes pupils of all faiths and of none. Set in fabulous grounds of 16 acres in a conservation area in the heart of York, our pupils are inspired by the beauty and tranquillity of their surroundings. Extensive sports fields and facilities, a 25-metre swimming pool, grass tennis courts, as well as the wonderful outdoor learning and Forest School, set The Mount apart from other schools.

Academic excellence goes without saying and we are consistently one of the top performing schools in North Yorkshire and the North of England.  

Annually, girls gain entry to top universities including, for example, Oxford and Cambridge, Edinburgh, Exeter, Newcastle, Central St Martins, University College London and many top international universities.

We pride ourselves on the pastoral care we offer.

The whole Mount community is built on a mutual understanding of one another, pupils and teachers alike, as we respect and value every individual, live adventurously and practise the wonderful Quaker values of simplicity, truth, equality, peace and social justice in all that we do. Our pupils are considerate, caring, confident, articulate, and well-balanced individuals who are tremendously passionate about life – everything you would want a child of yours to be.

Extra-curricular activities are an important part of the school day, every day.

Girls across the School are encouraged to participate in a range of sport, music, drama and other enrichment activities as well as social justice projects such as involvement in Amnesty and the Model United Nations. Charity work is extremely wide-ranging at The Mount and plays an important part in what we do in both Junior School and Senior School.

Our extensive day school is enhanced by our fantastic boarding environment. 

Boarders join us from all over the world, including Asia, South America, Africa, mainland Europe, and of course the UK. Day and boarding pupils all benefit from this eclectic mix of cultures, and life-long friendships are made with people from around the world, within days of starting at the School. The Mount is a truly rich and diverse community with so much to offer every child and I invite you to come and see this for yourself. I look forward to meeting you very soon.

Join us for . . . .
  • Whole School Open Day, Saturday 12 October, 10am – 1pm
  • Junior School Open Afternoon, Tuesday 22 October – 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Adrienne Richmond