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The Mount Difference

For nearly 110 years, Mount Saint Mary Academy has inspired young women to become their best selves. Teachers and administrators provide individual attention and foster each student's unique potential. Mount students are well-rounded, embracing the many opportunities available for them to develop their talents and pursue their passions. Students grow in confidence and character as they prepare for college and beyond, making lasting memories and friendships along the way. Four years at the Mount inspire a lifetime of values, talents, and aspirations that forever enrich each young woman.

We are a Catholic, independent, Mercy high school.

Mount Saint Mary Academy is New Jersey's only Catholic, independent, college preparatory day school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. We are affiliated with the Network for Mercy Education. Students of all faiths are embraced at the Mount, but the Catholic, Mercy tradition is a vital component to the Mount experience. We strive to promote spiritual growth based on the belief that a strong faith life is essential to the development of each person. We pray daily and celebrate Mass regularly as a school community. We endeavor to live out our faith through service, good works, and respect for others. The Mercy core values serve as the foundation in all we do as we guide students dedicated to making a positive difference in the community and the world.

The Mount is a member of the New Jersey Association for Independent Schools (NJAIS) and the National Association for Independent Schools (NAIS). Both organizations are committed to fostering educational and professional excellence. The Mount is also a member of the National Coalition of Girls Schools.

We are a school for girls.

High school can be a challenging time for young women, but the all-girls environment has a proven record of promoting confidence, independence, and successful academic performance. It is designed to empower students to become active participants in their own learning while increasing self-esteem academically, athletically, and socially. At the Mount, the president of every class is a young woman. Every valedictorian, every member of the robotics team, every star athlete is a young woman. All students are guided by the notion that there are no limits to what they can accomplish.

We are committed to academic excellence.

Mount Saint Mary offers coursework that best prepares students for college acceptance, college preparation, and real world success. Our course offerings include college prep, honors, and Advanced Placement classes. Students are also offered a number of exciting electives from which to choose. One hundred percent of Mount seniors are accepted into college. Mount alumnae frequently report that they feel prepared for for the rigors of college work, the atmosphere of the college classroom, and the necessary study and time management skills.

We believe in individualized attention.

At the Mount, no one ever gets lost in the crowd. Faculty and staff know each student by name and offer the best instruction and guidance based on each student's unique abilities. While the Mount is small enough to be personal, it is also large enough to be competitive. Like many larger high schools, the Mount offers a variety of classes, extracurricular activities, a competitive athletic program, and a beautiful campus with state-of-the-art facilities. Students enjoy the best of both worlds - a small-school feel and personalized attention combined with an abundance of resources and endless opportunities.

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