Mount St. Mary Academy’s academic programs have been designed to effectively achieve the expectations of higher education and our students’ future employers.
- Mount St. Mary Academy follows New York State Common Core Curriculum in all coursework, but with emphasis on enhancing the depth and breadth of study through interdisciplinary efforts and comprehensive assessments.
- New York State Regents exams were thoughtfully eliminated during the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years as our final assessment tool, replaced by robust, creative 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 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.