Loreto College Coorparoo is a Catholic secondary school for girls within the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Established in 1928, it is part of the Mary Ward network of more than 150 schools worldwide, founded by the Institute of Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM) or Loreto Sisters.
Why Loreto College Coorparoo?
At Loreto College Coorparoo, we offer a Catholic education that has been honoured over 400 years of educating women, guided by the Mary Ward tradition of excellence. Our school is part of an international network of over 150 Mary Ward schools worldwide, offering a unique and innovative education that empowers girls to make a profound difference in the world. Mary Ward founded the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1609, recognising the transformative power of education and the care and development of faith. Her legacy inspires us today to be “seekers of truth and doers of justice.” At Loreto, we strive to liberate, empower, and motivate our students to use their individual gifts with confidence, creativity, and generosity in loving and responsible service. We offer a balanced, happy yet challenging education that prepares our students to exert a lasting influence on the world. Choose Loreto College Coorparoo for a Catholic education that will equip your daughter to make a difference in the world.
The Mary Ward Tradition of Women’s Education
The Mary Ward tradition of excellence in women’s education dates back to 1609, when Mary Ward founded a religious order and opened her first school for girls in St Omer in Flanders (now Belgium). She believed in the capacity of women, through education, to make a profound difference for good in the world. Loreto’s vision is to offer a Catholic education that liberates, empowers, and motivates students to use their individual gifts with confidence, creativity, and generosity in loving and responsible service.