Students at Mount St. Mary Academy are actively involved in life outside the classroom. We offer a variety of clubs and activities so our students can pursue their interests and develop new ones. Some include:
Book Club meets monthly to discuss what they’re reading as a group. The club explores literature types such as graphic novels, classics, and contemporary literature.
The MSM Chess Team is part of the Buffalo Chess League and offers instruction for beginners and experts, along with the chance to compete against students from other schools.
Creative Writing Club
Creative Writing Club provides an opportunity for student writers to share their creative writing pieces with their peers and receive constructive feedback. The club also holds writing workshops with and without prompts that allow students structured time to write.
Culinary Club is a club that teaches students basic cooking skills, provides hands-on experience with recipes, and allows students to relax and eat with their friends.
The Drama Club is an entirely student-run organization dedicated to producing a play every spring. Leaders include a student director, student producers, and a student stage manager. Male students from local high schools are welcomed and encouraged to audition.
Fit Club offers a variety of games and activities to help students stay active. These activities give MSM students the opportunity to find enjoyment in living a healthy lifestyle. Activities take place in the gym, weight room and outside.
Gemtones is a vocal ensemble that is both a class and a club. The purpose of the club portion of Gemtones is to support the community at large. Gemtones also provides funds for specific causes, such as giving back to MSM by providing an annual scholarship to an incoming freshman. The ensemble sings at local events and area schools and senior centers.
Did you know that knitting and crocheting is just as relaxing as meditating? Students of any skill level can join Knitting Club and give it a try!
Do you like learning about new languages and cultures? How about holidays, customs, or tourist attractions? Then multicultural club is for you! The club has a different theme at each monthly meeting and members explore it through challenges, games, crafts and more!
MSM’s annual musical is an opportunity to showcase the vocal, instrumental, and dance talents of the students here at Mount. Male students from local high schools are also welcomed and encouraged to audition.
Mock Trial gives students the valuable opportunity to learn about courtroom practices and procedures in criminal and civil law cases. Students are able to take on the role of lawyers and witnesses during simulated trials before a real judge.
Model United Nations
Model UN gives students the opportunity to gain experience in areas like diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making as they become “delegates” of nations in the UN. MSM students are able to learn about the procedures of the United Nations and international conflict as they attempt to resolve current global issues.
National Honor Society (NHS)
National Honor Society recognizes the academic talent that exists at Mount St. Mary Academy. Throughout the year, members work to promote the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
Reflections Literary Magazine is an annual publication that showcases student work such as poems and short stories, photographs, drawings, paintings, etc. The magazine is put together for students, by students.
SASI (Students Against Social Injustice)
The mission of SASI is to provide members with the opportunity to raise awareness to instances of social injustice, human rights violations, and basic inequalities in local, national, and global communities. SASI also forms a unique community that transcends all grade levels through a mutual interest and concern for social justice through open dialogue and discussion of issues that concern members of the group.
The purpose of Z Club is to promote service to all people in need both in Z Club and in the MSM community. Z Club is one of MSM’s largest clubs and provides a variety of opportunities for community service to the school and the greater Western New York region. The club stresses the importance of showing God gratitude for all of the many blessings the students of Mount St. Mary Academy have in their lives, and strives to make a difference in ways both big and small.
The UNYTS club supports the mission of Mount St. Mary Academy because it teaches students about the gift of life through blood and organ donation. By holding a blood drive at school, the UNYTS club was able to help save over 60 lives in 2019!
The Yearbook Club works hard to create and design the MSM yearbook every year. Mount St. Mary yearbooks are truly a work of art that tell the story of each year at the school.