MSDA is a Gift

All-girls education is a GIFT.  A gift of seeing a life full of possibilities.

The change we all want to see in the world.

A Mount education takes our graduates far and wide. After the Mount, our alumnae are prepared to embark on the journey to adulthood. They are committed to lifelong learning. They are eager to share their talents in our communities. They are integrated members in and of a global society, inspired to work for peace and justice, and promote equality and understanding throughout our world.


Mount Graduates are Changemakers



Veronica Padula ’02

STEM Program Manager for the Aleut Community, St. Paul Island, Alaska

"I don't think I would have the confidence today if it had not been for the Mount, where teachers expected the best from me, and helped build my confidence to achieve anything I put my mind to."


Erin Lee Carr '06 - Documentary Filmmaker and Author

The Mount "was home and I felt like there was a lot of amazing, thoughtful teaching..."


Colleen Carroll '10 - Maker in Residence, University of Washington; Former UX Researcher and Design Project Lead, NASA Ames Research Center

"The Mount helped me reinforce my belief that women can do anything." 


Janice Molinari ’87 -  Motivational Speaker; Life Coach and Yoga Teacher; Emmy-award Winning Television Producer & Director

“The Mount encouraged me to dream and then gave me the tools to succeed."

Problem Solver

Alexandra Borrelli, EIT ’12 - Structural Engineer, T.Y. Lin International

"The Mount truly prepared me for college and life."


Courtney Roselle '07 - founder of Iron Grace, CrossFit athlete, Coach at Brazen Athletics and Black House Strength and Conditioning

"Always manifest your dreams and be kind to everyone who crosses your path."

Social Justice Minded

Emilie Stewart '10

Johns Hopkins University, M.S.Ed with a concentration in Secondary Education, 2016; Teach for America Corps Member, Baltimore City

"The Mount taught me the skills and gave me the confidence to challenge current systems and advocate beside those most in need..."


Jessie Iacullo '13 - CEO and Content Creator Hungry Grl Big City LLC

 “…I truly learned the importance of lifting other women up at all times."


Bernadette Cruz '92 - Finance Officer and Director of Operations at Ultra International Music Publishing

"There is no right or wrong path in life. Focus on creating it your own way. The more  unconventional the better."


Marie M. Jackson ’01, D.M.D., F.A.G.D.

Dentist & Owner of Stellar Smile Center

"An all-girls school fosters growth and support of a young woman’s ability to communicate in a way they can't receive in any other environment. "


Jessie Garcia '10

Founder and CEO, Tozuda

“I had the opportunity to quit... Instead, I asked for help and integrated feedback and built an amazing team.” 


Melissa Hoffman '09

Scientific Data Analyst, National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)

"Working in a STEM field can be intimidating...never be afraid to ask questions."