Mission, Vision and ValueS

The Mission of Our Lady of the Elms, a private, independent, Catholic, Dominican girls’ school:

Our Lady of the Elms forms the girl, alumna, woman to live her life boldly with purpose, confidence, kindness and resilience.


Elms girls become confident leaders, accomplished professionals and advocates for justice and the common good.  Prepared to succeed in life they possess a spiritual, educational, global and experiential foundation shaped at the Elms.


Our Lady of the Elms School, founded on Catholic principles and enriched by Dominican spirituality, is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. Welcoming and inclusive, the Elms cultivates girls to be tomorrow’s standard bearers for sustainability, equity and reconciliation among people by preparing them to live purposeful, spiritual and trailblazing lives demonstrated through:

Leadership      Creativity       Humility       Faith           Respect           Compassion    Kindness      Joy

Dominican Pillars

Woven into the experience of every Elms girl is Veritas, the pursuit of truth and justice.  Boldly forming the base for our work are the four pillars of the Dominican Charism: