About Montgrove College

Montgrove College is an independent school teaching the Catholic faith.  It was founded by PARED (Parents for Education) Foundation in 1999 to allow families in the Western Suburbs access to the system of education offered at other PARED schools.

Montgrove College was originally known as Orchard Hills Preparatory School.  Montgrove College (Orchard Hills) has girls and boys from Kindergarten to Year 2 and girls only from Year 3 to Year 12. Boys from Year 3 attend the Werrington Campus and from Year 7 to 12 join Wollemi College.

Montgrove is a family school where the educational rights of the family effectively come first. The school has the dual role of providing for the overall development of the student as well as assisting parents to be more competent educators of their children. 

Montgrove College offers a personalised system of education, seeking to integrate the pursuit of academic excellence, the acquisition of skills and the development of the student's character.

The Personalised Tutorial System, pioneered in Australia by PARED, ensures that the educational input is effectively tailored to the individual student and facilitates the working together of home and school.

The School’s personalised system of education is based on a number of principles:

  • The education of children is primarily the responsibility of parents and is determined to a great extent by the personal example of the parents themselves.

  • The student benefits most when there is harmony between home and school; therefore, parents and teachers should try to grow in the qualities they wish the students to acquire.

  • Teachers are vital partners with parents in a common endeavour. The basis of this partnership is a loyal and mutual understanding of each others’ complementary roles.

  • Parents and teachers need ongoing professional formation as educators who are striving for excellence.