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Mount Alvernia College

Educating young women in the Franciscan tradition

About Us

Mount Alvernia College

Welcome to Mount Alvernia College – an independent Catholic secondary girls’ school (Years 7-12) located in Kedron, Brisbane.

Founded in 1956, the College is a warm engaging community where students are encouraged to follow their pursuits in academic, sporting, outreach or cultural activities, all whilst fostering their spiritual faith.

At Mount Alvernia College we are passionate about inspiring your daughter to fulfil her potential. She will discover her faith, understand her social conscience, engage in our community and, most of all, flourish in her growth and development.

Operated by the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception and governed by an Incorporated Board (Mount Alvernia College Limited), Mount Alvernia College provides a contemporary quality education for young women at a modern campus with purpose-built facilities.

Because of its suburban location the College is close to transport and main roads. It is also nearby to Padua College (for boys) and St Anthony’s School (a primary school). Together the three schools are known as the Franciscans on the Hill.

As a Franciscan College, Mount Alvernia endeavours to follow, in word and action, the example of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi, in living the values of love, simplicity and joy. Values that are paramount to us are: respect for the individual and having a real relationship with Christ each day. The school is also guided by a Learning and Teaching Framework that provides a safe learning environment with six core principles at its helm: share practice, realise potential, forge connections, enable excellence, build resilience and engage learners.

Students come to Mount Alvernia from Catholic, state public and other schools, mostly from the northern suburbs of Brisbane. While the College has a preference for Catholics in its enrolment policy, we are non-discriminatory when educational need is the issue.

The School does not offer scholarships as such, but families in need are encouraged to apply for enrolment and will be supported wherever possible.

Visitors are welcome at the school by appointment.