The mission of Mount St. Mary Academy is to foster the teaching ministry of the Catholic Church in the spirit of our founders, the Sisters of Mercy. Anchored by Mercy Values, which are rooted in the Gospel, Mount St. Mary Academy is dedicated to building a strong moral and academic foundation for our students in order to fully prepare them to meet the challenges of the future as women of wisdom, compassion and integrity.
Founded in 1851, and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Mount St. Mary Academy is a premier, all-girls’ school dedicated to building a strong moral and intellectual foundation for our students in order to fully prepare them to meet the challenges of the future as women of wisdom, compassion and integrity.
Our Mercy Values:
- Recognition of the Intrinsic Worth and Dignity of Each Person
- Excellence and Quality
- The Courage to Innovate and the Right to Make Mistakes
- Compassion, Mercy, Justice
- Service to the Poor, Sick, and Uneducated
- Response to Need
- The Worth and Need of a Sound Education in the Total Effort of Leading Students to the Truth
- Respect for Varied Religious Traditions and Beliefs
In fulfillment of the mission and animated by the tradition of Catholic Christians and the charism of Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, Mount St. Mary Academy is committed to providing a world class education which will provide opportunities for our students to *develop spiritually; *engage in service opportunities; *increase their post-secondary educational opportunities.
Through these opportunities, our students will become critical and creative thinkers as well as productive citizens in an ever-changing world. Young women who graduate from our institution will continue to *enhance society by embracing a multicultural perspective; *emphasize the role of women in family, church, and society.
Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy
The Sisters of Mercy seek to serve those in need around the world, and their commitment to social justice is focused in five interconnected Critical Concerns:
- Protecting the earth
- Opposing racism
- Promoting nonviolence
- Working for the equality of women
- Ensuring the dignity of immigrants