For over 230 years, The Mount School York has been a community brought together by our shared values – knowing girls can.

Past and present Mount girls often comment on the positive and welcoming atmosphere; everyone looks out for each other’, ‘My friends are wonderfully supportive.’ Our unique collaborative community values, cares for and respects every individual.  It is a safe place for girls to try new things, ‘live adventurously’, find their inner confidence and discover who they are. It is a community where girls are empowered to strive for personal excellence through tailored teaching and expert support.

The Mount School community is generous and compassionate. Girls are keenly aware of making a positive contribution to the world around them.


“The ethos of tolerance and care for others is found throughout the school.”

“Pupils display excellent social skills and awareness of others. They support and encourage each other frequently and unselfconsciously.”

“Pupils relish the diversity between each other and learn from it because the school has successfully created an atmosphere where differences are invisible and prejudices are absent.”

ISI Inspection 2018

The Mount Community extends beyond the pupils and staff.

Parents are equally respected and valued as part of the community and their opinions matter to us. We encourage an open relationship between parents and the School.  Parents are regularly invited to the School to attend concerts, information evenings, coffee mornings and to meet with members of staff.

Old Scholars remain in touch with the School through MOSA, our active Old Alumnae association.  Old Scholars frequently return to school for reunions, to advise current pupils or to simply take a walk down memory lane!