“Women, in time to come, will do much.”

– Mary Ward

Spanning more than 400 years, the Loreto education tradition was first inspired by the foundress of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM), Mary Ward, and established in the Australian context by Mother Gonzaga Barry ibvm in the late 19th Century.

Mary Ward was an inspirational leader, believing passionately that “women, in time to come, will do much” and that a strong education focused on girls and women would create “seekers of truth and doers of justice” to take action to improve the world for others.

Loreto schools encapsulate the beliefs and spirit of Mary Ward in delivering an education which inspires strong, passionate, and confident girls and young women. These characteristics can be seen most clearly in our girls and these traits differentiate us from other schools.

All Loreto schools in Australia share the same set of values which are at the heart of our educational philosophy and shape our identity as a school.

Register for a College Tour

We encourage you to see how your daughter’s future can take shape at one of our upcoming College Tours where you will see our curriculum in action, tour our historic grounds, and hear from Ms Kylie McCullah, our Principal, on why a girls’ school is the best investment for your daughter.