Kathleen Brennan, Department of Mathematics Chairperson, learned recently that Mount Saint Mary Academy was named one of the 100 Best High Schools Teaching Personal Finance by W!SE (Working in Support of Education).
First published in 2013, the 100 Best W!SE High Schools national ranking recognizes the top 100 performing high schools in W!SE’s national network, showcases excellence in financial education and motivates schools to “race to the top” in personal finance instruction. W!SE is a leading educational nonprofit based in New York City with a mission to improve the lives of young people and at-risk adults through programs that develop financial literacy and readiness for college and careers.
Ms. Brennan said, “I’m so proud of our financial literacy program at Mount Saint Mary Academy. We are committed to graduating females who are financially savvy and it’s wonderful to be recognized as one of the top high schools in the country.”
Renee Vozza '23 said, “Ms. Brennan’s financial literacy program taught me many practical skills that I will need through high school, college, and beyond. The information on credit scores, savings, and especially paying for college, I found extremely valuable and is sure to benefit me in the real world.”
Francesca Streicher '21 shared, “Taking a financial literacy class with Ms. Brennan has supplied me with the knowledge to make informed financial decisions by studying real-world examples. As I prepare for life after the Mount, I will know what is needed to make financial choices that are both responsible and sustainable.”
“Mount’s financial literacy program has benefited me immensely,” added Kaelyn Twaskas '22. “I find myself applying the knowledge I learned to my everyday financial decisions, especially when it comes to saving for college. When I got my part-time job, I realized that I already knew how to budget, save, and manage my money.”
Renee, Francesca and Kaelyn, who scored in the top 10th percentile on the national test they took in December, are currently enrolled in Ms. Brennan’s spring Business Analytics course.