Although Mount St. Mary Academy is constantly evolving, our core values and traditions have remained the same since the day the doors of MSM were first opened. Throughout their four years at the Mount, students are given the opportunity to participate in many events that shape who they are as students, leaders, and young women. After those young women graduate and go out into the world as MSM alumnae, they often return to our beloved school to celebrate with us.

  • Alumnae Weekend: All of our alumnae are invited to come back to the Mount to enjoy the festivities of Alumnae Weekend. From a picnic on the front lawn of the school to a Sunday morning Mass in the auditorium, our alumnae will have the opportunity to reconnect with their classmates and see what’s been happening at MSM.
  • Retreat: Every fall, students of Mount St. Mary participate in an off-site retreat focused on developing and strengthening both their faith and the lifelong friendships created at MSM.
  • Father-Daughter Dance: All students and their fathers or father-like figures are invited to enjoy a night of dinner and dancing – and most importantly, to participate in the Twist competition!
  • Mother-Daughter Mass and Brunch: Students and their mothers or mother-like figures are welcome to join us for Mass in the auditorium of MSM and a beautiful off-site brunch.
  • Junior Ring Ceremony: Each December around the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the students in the junior class receive their class rings from the principal and any family members who are alumnae of MSM. This is the first of several red rose ceremonies in which the upperclassmen at Mount St. Mary Academy are honored.
  • Taste of the Mount: Hosted by the MSM Sports Boosters, Taste of the Mount is the key athletic fundraising event of the year. Guests are treated to food and drink from various local restaurants and have the opportunity to win tons of great prizes from our 50/50 and basket raffle! Proceeds from this event support our fantastic athletic teams.
  • Lessons and Carols (Christmas Brunch): Each holiday season, the most recently graduated class is invited to join the school for a celebration of Christmas through song and reflection in the auditorium of MSM. The brunch that follows gives the graduates time to reconnect with current students and teachers they’ve missed since leaving Mount St. Mary!
  • Spirit Week: Spirit Week is five days of themed dress, games during lunch periods, lip-sync performances from each grade, a pep rally, and more. Mounties go all out to represent their Thunder spirit and join together for team and class activities!
  • Winter Semi-Formal Dance: Each year, all students are invited to the winter semi-formal. Whether they bring a date or a group of friends, the dance is sure to be a night to remember!
  • Chrysalis: The Chrysalis Auction is Mount St. Mary’s biggest fundraising event. Alumnae, family, and friends of MSM join together each year to enjoy a night of dinner, drinks, fabulous prizes, and fun to raise money for the school we call home.
  • Prom: Juniors and seniors celebrate the end of the year with a prom in May.
  • Baccalaureate Mass: The day before commencement, the graduating class pauses to reflect on the year as they are welcomed into the Mount St. Mary Academy Alumnae Association.
  • Commencement: This long-standing ceremony is steeped in tradition. Graduating seniors walk across the Mount St. Mary stage in long white gowns and holding bouquets of red roses to receive their diplomas from the principal. A highlight of commencement is honoring a graduate with the Mount St. Mary Award. This award recognizes a graduating senior who, in the opinion of her peers and faculty, exemplifies the characteristics valued at MSM: demonstrating service to our school community and to others; showing the Christian spirit of love, tolerance, loyalty and cooperation; and possessing a deep respect for all members of the Mount St. Mary family.
  • Bells of St. Mary: Our school song is something we are very proud of at Mount St. Mary. Incoming freshmen learn the Bells of St. Mary at freshman orientation, and it is sung at the end of every mass and ceremony at MSM. It is a beautiful alma mater that reminds us all of the value of being a part of Mount St. Mary Academy.