Marianopolis College, drawing on its rich educational heritage, strives to be a leader in building a dynamic and supportive environment where students can grow both personally and intellectually. Marianopolis students will be prepared to pursue academic excellence in their studies, become self-directed life-long learners and make positive contributions as citizens of a complex and changing world.
The student is the centre of the Marianopolis learning community. Our heritage links us directly through the Congrégation de Notre-Dame to the first educational endeavours of 17th century Ville Marie; it shapes our vision of the dignity of the individual and our quest for knowledge and understanding. Marianopolis welcomes students from all cultures, faiths, and social and economic backgrounds to come together within and beyond the classroom in mutual respect and trust. We strive to create an exciting learning environment encouraging innovative teaching and incorporating technology to better serve our students. At Marianopolis, we encourage each other to think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, act with integrity, promote social and political justice and practice responsible stewardship of the natural environment.
The open book symbolizes an institution dedicated to educating students from all backgrounds in Montreal and the world. The monogram AM is the College motto, Auspice Maria (under the guidance of Mary). Together with the image of the walled city it signifies the city of Mary, Marianopolis. The star and crescent are taken from the seal of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame, the Catholic order that founded the College. The black wavy band with diamonds is an adaptation of the Archdiocese of Montreal’s coat of arms.