We are passionate about girls and their education. 

At The Mount School York, we provide girls with the skills and opportunities to achieve their dreams through an educational experience that is second to none. We are leaders in educating girls and understanding their needs. We empower girls to be who they want to be. We know girls can, and girls do at The Mount. 

The Mount is a school with a rich heritage and history of success. 

Since its foundation in 1785, The Mount has been innovative and pioneering in its approach to girls’ education. Led by our Quaker ethos, The Mount will allow your daughter to flourish and become the very best she can be. By providing challenges and opportunities our girls build their confidence and resilience to make the most of their individual strengths as they embrace life. Mount girls are considerate, caring, confident, articulate, and well-balanced individuals who are tremendously passionate about life – everything you would want a daughter of yours to be. 

The Mount School is the place in York to educate girls. 

With an outward-looking tradition of producing independent-minded, trailblazing young women, with self-confidence, drive and determination.  Mount girls go out and make a difference in the  world. We do not just provide a first-class education; we develop character and equip girls with the knowledge and social skills to thrive enabling Mount girls to make their mark on the world. 

At The Mount girls learn without limits and academic excellence abounds. 

Teachers inspire and tailor the learning experiences to the needs of girls. Our girls strive for personal excellence whilst being free to be themselves. They take the lead and yet collaborate effectively, respecting and valuing every individual. They live adventurously and are ready to take a risk when required, to achieve at the highest level.  

The pastoral support at The Mount School is an evident strength. 

New girls settle in well and the strong feeling of community is highly praised by the girls, former pupils and parents. The relationships between staff and pupils are a vital component of The Mount School’s happy nature. This friendly and collaborative atmosphere stems from the fact that The Mount is a community where every girl is valued for her contribution. This sense of belonging allows our girls to thrive both socially and academically. 

Our commitment to excellence also extends beyond the classroom.

Extra-curricular activities are an important part of the school day, every day. We believe that academic enrichment, blended with co-curricular activities, creates a powerful holistic educational entity. Sport, music, drama, art, whatever their talent, girls excel and fulfil their ambitions. A wealth of opportunities provides the depth and breadth of education that our girls both demand and deserve. 

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

We welcome full, weekly and flexi boarding pupils. Boarders join us from all over the world, including Asia, Africa, mainland Europe, and the UK. Boarding life at The Mount School is an enriching experience where girls are encouraged to live adventurously by trying new things and making the most of the opportunities available to them. 

I am delighted to be the 20th Principal of The Mount School. I am honoured to lead this exceptional School and embrace the Quaker ethos.

I look forward to developing our shared purpose and progressive spirit by continuing our mantra of ‘We Know Girls Can’. What could be more vital and important in a world where the principles of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion are, at long last, assuming their rightful position.  

If you would like to find out more about what a Mount School education can offer your daughter, then please come and visit. I look forward to meeting you when you do. 

  
David Griffiths
Principal