About Us

Mount Saint Mary Academy is a Catholic, independent school that provides an exemplary college preparatory education for young women in grades 9 through 12. As a sponsored work of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the Mount is rooted in the values and traditions of the Venerable Catherine McAuley:

  • Commitment to academic excellence
  • Development of the whole person
  • Cultivation of individual gifts and talents
  • Dedication to service and the community
  • Instilling confidence, respect, and integrity

For 115 years, Mount Saint Mary Academy has inspired young women to become their best selves. In an ever-changing world, the Mount remains a place where innovation shapes the learning environment while timeless values serve as the foundation. The Mount is dedicated to the education of the entire person, with high academic standards, an emphasis on spiritual growth, and a multitude of extracurricular opportunities.

This approach helps young women develop into critical thinkers and leaders who are prepared for college and beyond. The Mount is a nurturing community in which personalized attention from teachers and counselors helps students reach their full potential.

The Mercy Core Values (Principled Leadership, Inspired by Faith, Educational Courage, Compelled by Mercy, and A Voice for Dignity and Respect) remain an essential component of each student's Mount experience. Graduates emerge thoughtful, accomplished, and prepared. Whether they are in the classroom, on the athletic field, or in service to the community, others know they must be Mount girls.

Fast Facts

Mount Saint Mary Academy is located 23 miles west of New York City on 80 prestigious acres at the base of the Watchung Mountains in Watchung, New Jersey.

Approximately 272 students enrolled at Mount Saint Mary Academy represent 80 New Jersey communities in the counties of Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Somerset, and Union.

Student-Teacher Ratio
The Academy offers individualized attention to ensure that students develop the skills and confidence they will need to excel in higher education and beyond. Essential to this objective is an 8:1 student-teacher ratio.

Mount Saint Mary Academy is fully accredited by the Middle Atlantic State Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The Mount is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS), and the National Coalition of Girls Schools.

The Mount is affiliated with the Network for Mercy Education and International Partnership of Secondary Schools, which are sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas.

College Placement
Each year, 100 percent of the graduating class is accepted to college.
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