Mount St. Mary Academy
Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement

Mount St. Mary Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, develops young women with a moral and intellectual foundation rooted in Catholic tradition.   Mercy-minded and college-prepared, our students meet the future with wisdom, compassion and integrity.


Our Mercy Values:mercy_cross_110x160

  • Recognition of the Intrinsic Worth and Dignity of Each Person
  • Excellence and Quality
  • Hospitality
  • 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

Our Vision

Equipped with knowledge, our graduates leave with confidence, courage, motivation and drive.  Like Catherine McAuley, they are fierce pioneers, passionate about making a difference in their communities and the world.  


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