Preparing our students for college and beyond is what Mount St. Mary Academy is all about. Our consistent ranking among the very top Western New York high schools is evidence of the hard work and focus of our talented faculty and students.

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Click here to view the 2020-2021 course catalog.

Our Regents and Honors curriculum challenges students to do their personal best and gives them the tools they need to be successful. Accelerated placement in Mathematics, Science, Foreign Language and English is available to incoming freshmen who meet academic requirements. Our course offerings include:

Science:

  • Living Environment
  • Chemistry, Chemistry Honors or Principles of Chemistry
  • AP Chemistry
  • Earth and Space
  • Physics or Principles of Physics
  • BIO 101/102 – Biology (6 Niagara University credits)
  • Foundations of STEAM and STEAM 2
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • AP Computer Science
  • Health
  • Environmental News
  • Introduction to Health Professions
English:

  • English 1 or English 1 Honors
  • English 2 or English 2 Honors
  • English 3
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • English 4 – Survey of World Literature
  • ENG 110/WRT 100 (6 Niagara University credits)
  • Creative Writing
  • Lessons in Lyrics
  • Journalism I, II, III and IV
  • Communications
  • The Heroes Within
Mathematics:

  • Algebra 9
  • Algebra 2
  • Geometry 10
  • Pre-Calculus and Pre-Calculus Honors
  • Introduction to Calculus
  • AP Calculus
  • Financial Algebra
  • Introduction to Statistics
Religion:

  • Sacred Scripture Old Testament and New Testament
  • Our Catholic Faith: Living what we believe
  • Our Meaning in Life
  • World Religions (3 Niagara University credits)
  • Service and Justice Week
Social Studies:

  • World Civilizations 1 and Honors
  • World Civilizations 2
  • AP European History
  • American History
  • AP American History
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Comparative Government and Politics
  • Participation in Government
  • Economics
  • Women’s Studies
  • Psychology
  • The Holocaust
  • Current Events
Fine Arts:

  • Chorus
  • Intro to Fine Art
  • Computer Graphics
  • Music Theory
  • Voice, Private Instruction
  • Gemtones
  • Band
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Strings Ensemble
  • Studio in Art
  • Drawing
  • Crafts
  • Ceramics I and II
  • Digital Photography/Photoshop
  • Acting and Theater 1
  • Musical Theater 1
World Languages:

  • Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Spanish 103/104 (6 Niagara University credits)
  • French 1, 2, 3
  • French 103/104 (6 Niagara University credits)
  • Latin 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Conversational Italian
  • Discovering Hispanic Culture
Technology:

  • Keyboarding
  • Intro to Computer Science Principles
  • AP Computer Science
Physical Education:

  • Physical Education
  • Fitness, Nutrition and Weight Training
  • Dance Movement 1, 2
  • Health (Summer course available)
Additional Courses and Opportunities:

  • Academy Scholars Program
  • Foundations of Learning
  • Internship Program