Our Academic Vision:

Mount St. Mary Academy’s academic programs have been designed to effectively achieve the expectations of higher education and our students’ future employers.

  • New York State Regents exams have been eliminated as our final assessment tool, replaced by robust, creative assessments. Mount St. Mary Academy follows New York State Common Core Curriculum in all coursework, but with a new emphasis on enhancing the depth and breadth of study through interdisciplinary efforts and comprehensive assessments.
  • Our students demonstrate mastery by producing capstone projects, written reports, group presentations, research papers, and other assessments that synthesize learning. 
  • Student learning is also measured through traditional paper and pen exams, created by our faculty who seek to create meaningful and accurate assessment. National standardized tests, i.e. PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP exams, will continue to serve as academic benchmarks.

Small class sizes, individual attention, and a sense of family are just some of the reasons our students and their families have chosen Mount St. Mary. We blend time-honored traditions with state-of-the-art learning facilities and a student/faculty ratio of less than 10:1 – all within a developmentally safe and supportive environment. At Mount St. Mary, our students are known. Our faculty and staff work closely with our students and their families to nurture students emotionally, academically, and spiritually. We prepare them to seek solutions to life’s problems in the light of Christ’s teachings. 

Incorporated daily into our student’s schedule are opportunities to enhance their sense of well being. A focus on mental, physical, spiritual and social wellness in secondary school has a positive impact on students’ ability for advocating for themselves and nurturing healthy relationships.

There are limitless opportunities available to our students – whether they choose to challenge themselves with Advanced Placement or college-credit coursework, learn to play a musical instrument, try a new sport, lead a club or activity, write and direct the spring drama, or start an award-winning small business. 

Come see what’s happening at Mount St. Mary Academy. Visit us during our Open House for prospective students and families, Sunday, Oct. 6 from noon to 3 p.m. or Monday, Oct. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.Open House event page: www.facebook.com/events/737369686714957#ThisIsMount

Posted by Mount St. Mary Academy on Monday, September 30, 2019

Academic Centers 

Learning at Mount St. Mary is active and interdisciplinary. Students enjoy three academic centers – STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), Humanities (Social Studies, Wellness  and Religion) and Languages (English and World Languages). In these centers, students interact with faculty and each other in a way to foster robust, cross-curricular collaboration. Our Makerspace provides opportunities for interactive learning that blends technology and creativity.

Students who need academic support thrive in our Academic Learning Center, which offers peer and adult tutoring in all subject areas, support for students with testing and instructional accommodations, and a quiet, structured place to do schoolwork. 

For Honors Students

Academically gifted students have many opportunities at Mount St. Mary through the award-winning Academy Scholars program. Advanced Placement, dual-enrollment and/or honors-level coursework is available in all subject areas. 

In addition, Academy Scholars participate in a hands-on entrepreneurship curriculum through which they create and run their own small businesses, allowing them to learn and engage in creativity in an exciting way. Mount St. Mary is affiliated with two international entrepreneurship programs: Virtual Enterprises International and Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship. Our entrepreneurs have competed successfully both nationally and on the world stage, winning awards at both levels.