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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’ college (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, and 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 Mercy Partners 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 (primary).  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.

Visitors are welcome at the College by appointment.


Mount Alvernia College is proud to be part of the Franciscan Schools Australia (FSA) network of schools from across the country.

The FSA network aims to bring together school communities linked by the Franciscan spiritual tradition begun by St Francis of Assisi over 800 years ago.

The purpose of Franciscan Schools Australia is to enrich and enhance Franciscan spirituality within primary and secondary schools in Australia, through charism support, resources, and a network of relationship building.

God’s love and compassion is at the heart of our work as educators.  Francis teaches us to keep our eyes on God, to reverence creation, and to be the good example of joy and peace.  To teach as he did we constantly refer all good to God and demonstrate this through the service of others.

Together, we are the good soil and linked by fraternity.

For more information visit the Franciscan Schools Australia website.

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For more information about Francis of Assisi visit Franciscan Media.