Quaker Ethos

Quaker Ethos

The Mount's school motto, Fidelis in Parvo, literally translates as: "faithful in a small thing". It comes from Luke Chapter 16, Verse 10, where the New International Version of the Bible reads: "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will be dishonest with much". Our motto summarises our confident belief in the potential within each and every one of our girls, which our Quaker education nurtures and helps to grow and mature.

Our aim, rooted in our Quaker values, is to imbue Mount girls with the confidence necessary to approach modern life. This means setting personal goals, planning, meeting and overcoming challenges and continuously developing as an independent, responsible individual. The wide range of individual and team sports on offer allows each girl to participate at her own level, to excel and also to develop self-confidence and a sense of responsibility for her physical well-being. The superb facilities at The Mount cater for the diverse needs of all our girls.

At The Mount, we believe our role is to empower girls not only academically but in every aspect of their lives. Each member of the School community knows that she is valued; the School reverberates with lively discussion and exchanges of views. It is no surprise that emotional intelligence is highly prized in our community. Many former students have left their own indelible mark on our changing world.

"Remember your responsibilities as a citizen for the conduct of local, national and international affairs."
Quaker Faith and Practice

To learn more, please download our publication, "Faith And Practice" which has been adapted by Helen Snelson, Head of History, who is a Quaker.

Faith And Practice At The Mount


Why a Quaker education?

The Quakers' fundamental belief is that there is something of God in everyone. From this simple idea flow values that help our students to discover the best in themselves, learn to seek it in others, and make a positive difference to the world.

Believing in the equal worth and unique nature of each person means that we act with responsibility and respect towards others, and celebrate diversity. Belief in the "light" within ourselves leads us to develop integrity and to be honest, even when this may mean speaking truth to power. And from the belief that goodness and value is threaded through our communities and our environment, we develop a natural ethos of service and stewardship.

So a Quaker education at The Mount does more than just prepare students for academic achievement. It prepares them for life. The values on which our school is founded help Mount students to go out into society as people who combine responsibility and independence with an open-minded, questioning attitude. These are the people who will help to make the world a better place.

Quaker values in education - The Guardian

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