Sponsored 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.
As a Christian college, our goal for education of a Mount Alvernian is to foster each student’s growth to ‘full stature in Christ’ by nurturing her unique relationship with God, begun at Baptism and cultivated through her whole life.
We are passionate about inspiring each student to fulfil her potential - to discover her faith, understand her social conscience, engage in our community and, most of all, flourish in her growth and development.
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 (Catholic 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 are: respect for the individual and having a real relationship with Christ each day. The College 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. Visitors are welcome at the school by appointment.
The curriculum incorporates a wide range of learning to prepare students for life, further study, and employment.
Students are guided in their subject selection and course planning, with individual interviews for students and parents if needed, information evenings, and detailed subject handbooks. Course guidelines ensure that each student undertakes a broad, balanced, and appropriate curriculum, with increasing choice, flexibility, and decision-making as she progresses through the year levels. The curriculum is responsive to the needs and interests of our students, and new subjects are introduced where there is sustained demonstrated demand.
Tradition / Culture
Debating / Public Speaking
Religion / Faith
Student Health and Wellbeing
Gifted and Talented
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)
Open Day is held on the third Sunday of May, between 10am and 1pm.