Dear Prospective Student

I am so glad you are interested in Mount St. Mary Academy, my beloved alma mater, and one of the top high schools in Western New York. My name is Elizabeth Suchan-Reitz and I am the Director of Admissions here at Mount St. Mary, or more fondly called, “the Mount.”

Hopefully, as you browse the Admissions section of our website some of your questions can be answered about the process and steps of applying to our school. There are important pieces, like a Shadow Day, financial aid and scholarship applications, and the entrance exam to learn more about.

While the admissions process is important, I think it’s also important to be honest with you about my feelings about the Mount: Our school community is filled with kindness, our classes are exciting and rigorous, and the opportunities available to students are life-changing. I work with students every day who have developed more confidence in themselves as writers, athletes, humanitarians, dancers, or businesswomen because of the Mount. As an administrator, I proudly watch students graduate and cross the stage in long white gowns after four years of hard work as a Mountie and I know they are really empowered and good young women. Students at Mount St. Mary come to us from many different middle schools, neighborhoods, and backgrounds, but they all graduate as one group of empowered, authentic and scholarly individuals.

Our halls buzz with lots of chatter about the Taylor Swift concert, or the upcoming lacrosse tryouts, or a service project that Serve Club is organizing, or a funny story Mr. Oliver told in Intro to Calculus. There’s enthusiasm and life here that’s contagious and it’s something I am happy to be part of — and maybe you will feel the same way!

Please, reach out if you have any questions, about the admissions process or the Mount in general. I am happy to meet with you and your parents/ guardians at any time.


Ms. Elizabeth Suchan-Reitz ’07
Director of Admission
(716) 877-1358 ext. 416

Mount St. Mary Academy

3756 Delaware Ave.
Kenmore, NY 14217
(716) 877-1358
We believe in academic excellence. Personal responsibility. Self-expression. Chasing dreams. Leading by example. We believe in smaller class sizes. Bigger college scholarships. Singing loudly. Marching to our own drum. We believe in celebrating our faith. Scoring goals. Mocha lattes. We believe in good friends. The importance of family. Making everyone feel welcome. We believe in you.