Mount Alvernia College is a Catholic school in the Franciscan tradition enriched by the spirituality of Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi and Elizabeth Hayes, the founder of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters.
Each of these patrons embodied trust in God, the virtue of simplicity, a reverence for the interconnectedness of people and all creation, profound wisdom, a revolutionary spirit that enabled them to challenge the structures of their day, and a deep compassion for those on the margins of society. We follow the Franciscan values of compassion, joy, love, peace, respect, service and trust.
In seeking to live our patrons’ inspiration in the world today, we have identified four guiding Gospel values; Courage, Joy, Respect and Service. These values are animated in all that we do.