The City School for Girls

The Academy of Mary Immaculate is a Catholic College in the Mercy Tradition united by our six Mercy values – Respect, Compassion, Justice, Service, Hospitality and Courage. These values underpin all our endeavours and are expressed in deed and word.

Each year the new Senior Student Leadership Team has the privilege of selecting a theme for the year.  The theme for 2024 is Stronger Together. Recently Pope Francis spoke of the importance of building the future together stating ‘it is our diversity that makes us stronger, and by working together we can do things much greater than we can do as individuals.’ 

 The Academy is a strong and united community, a place where students are known and feel safe and connected. We are a College of learning excellence and innovation and educate our students to be strong, resilient women.

We understand the intrinsic link between learning and wellbeing and ensure that our students are guided and supported in their learning, that they strive to excel and that challenges are met with grit, grace and determination. We educate the whole person.

Located just opposite the Melbourne Museum, we are “the city school for girls”. The city is our classroom. Much of our teaching and learning is based in and around the City of Melbourne.

We were established in 1857 and the College has operated continuously on this one site since then. As the oldest girls’ Catholic College in Victoria we celebrate our 167th year.

We invite you to visit us and see the vibrant, dynamic College that is the Academy.

With every blessing,

Sr Mary Moloney, rsm

The City School for Girls
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