Mission & Philosophy

The mission of Mount Saint Mary Academy is to challenge each student to develop her fullest potential in a Christian atmosphere of love and caring.  As a Catholic, private, secondary school owned and operated by Sisters of Mercy of the Mid-Atlantic and rooted in the tradition of their foundress, Venerable Catherine McAuley, Mount Saint Mary Academy is committed to academic excellence with special concern for women.

The Mount endeavors to:

- offer a varied curriculum that will produce students well-versed in the arts and sciences, capable of facing the complex challenges of today and tomorrow.

- provide for a healthy, joy-filled atmosphere which will stimulate critical thinking, foster a spirit of inquiry, and promote a creative attitude.

- create a supportive environment characterized by attention to the growth of each individual spiritually, morally, intellectually, socially, physically, and culturally.

- foster leadership, responsibility, and a concern for Christian service as the students become more conscious of putting social justice into action.

- strengthen the faith of students so it will become living, conscious, and active.

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