Welcome from the Head of School


St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School is a very special place - a girls school, created by women, for women over 132 years ago.
At SMLS, we are as equally proud of our heritage as we are ambitious about our future.

Our school is a place where girls are challenged and supported to see themselves as change makers and influencers within an inclusive and global landscape. Whether girls join us at age 4, age 11, or age 14, we are preparing them to be curious, creative, collaborative, and confident, young women. Through our family-like community, rich Signature Programs, varied co-curricular activities, expert staff, and holistic approach to girls’ education and wellbeing, we intentionally create a learning environment where every student thrives - an environment where each student is encouraged and challenged to be their best selves. This care and attention to developing the whole person allows students to build their confidence, and their passions, and achieve excellence in whatever path they choose.

School years are a journey of discovery, and it’s at SMLS where a joy of learning, inner strength, and empowered women emerge.

I hope that you capture some of the essence of this special school by visiting the pages on our website before coming to see us in person at one of our Open Houses.

Mrs. Catherine Hant
Head of School