Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College
Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College is a future-focussed independent girls’ school built upon the strong traditions of our foundress, Elizabeth McQuoin RSM and the Sisters of Mercy North Sydney. Since 1875, the College has continued to educate and care for young women in the Mercy tradition of excellence.
At Monte we believe in preparing young women for a life of significance, purpose and success. Monte has been educating and caring for young women for nearly 150 years.
As a school community we embrace and celebrate our core values of mercy, human dignity, justice, service and option for the poor. These values guide our teaching and learning culture and inform our student immersion programs and social justice initiatives.
We believe that every young woman, through knowledge, compassion and courage has the ability to become leading agents of change. We encourage our students not to be spectators of life, but to know when to stand up, stand out and stand beside others.
As a leading independent girls’ school, we are renowned for our innovative approach to education, extensive curriculum choice and our diverse co-curricular program. We encourage the pursuit of academic excellence through a rigorous educational program that allows our students to achieve at the highest level.
We follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme as the framework to deliver the NSW curriculum in Years 7-10. The Middle Years Programme prepares students to learn collaboratively and think independently, skills vital for success in senior years.
In Years 11 and 12 we offer a dual-based curriculum, the Higher School Certificate and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
We foster the uniqueness and leadership potential of every student, empowering them to take their place in the world. Through transformational leadership programs we are committed to changing the workplace paradigm for young women.
Mercy in Action
Service to others is at the heart of College life. Students are encouraged to work for the common good, to be responsible stewards of our environment, to identify unjust social practices and to advocate for positive change.
We are committed to ensuring that every student is supported, nurtured and valued. Our pastoral care and Co-curricular programs ensure our girls have a balanced, holistic education that promotes self-growth.
Our world class facilities place us at the forefront of academic excellence. Our contemporary spaces facilitate collaborative learning, transformational thinking, creativity and activity. Our recently opened Science, Innovation and Sports Centre supports our programs and enable the College to offer unique opportunities to students. These opportunities provide a foundation for our students to become more employable, skilled and confident.
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Our Middle School aims to recognise, understand and meet the pastoral, academic and spiritual needs of students in the period of early adolescence, as they make the crucial transition from primary school and complete their first three years of a Mercy education. Our approach utilises carefully developed systems and processes with a focus on building strong connections and respectful relationships, while nurturing resilience and resourcefulness and fostering a love of learning.
We seek to identify and develop the individual differences and potential of every student, while explicitly developing skills, habits and attributes to support the growth of independence and responsibility, thus leading to ongoing success and well-being. We believe that all Middle School students should feel known and valued, whilst also valuing others in their words and actions.
All students in Years 7 to 10 undertake a course of study that meets requirements for both the NSW Educational Standards Authority and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme. The IB MYP for Years 7 to 10 is designed to help students participate actively and responsibly in a changing and increasingly inter-related world.
We are a community of educators, students and parents who are committed to the advancement of young women. Our academic results are evidence of the high standard of teaching and learning that underpins the work of the College.
Year 11 and Year 12
Students choose to undertake either:
Students are given extensive guidance in selecting the most appropriate program, subjects and levels to meet individual needs. The opportunity for choice is a hallmark of the College curriculum and allows students to tailor their programs to their own interests, abilities and future plans.
In the Senior School we offer a cohesive but differentiated learning environment in which every student regardless of academic ability has the opportunity and encouragement to achieve her potential.
The College offers the IB DP as an option for students entering Year 11. The IB DP offers an educational challenge that provides scope for both academic achievement and worthwhile practical activities in outdoor pursuits and social service. It is a cross-cultural programme that allows students to gain an increasing knowledge of, and respect for, the cultures of the world.
The Diploma gives access to a wide selection of international programmes and enables the College to participate in, and contribute to, educational change worldwide.