Mount St. Mary Academy


Close Up

Open to grades: 9-12
Sponsor:  Mr. Britt


What do we do?  Close Up takes students to Washington D.C. to give them an up-close look at government in action. Touring monuments, meeting key political figures, hearing from panels, and interacting with other students from around the country, Close Up shows students first-hand what they’ve learned in class and gives them the opportunity to fully experience the nation’s capitol and consider their roles in our political system today and in the future.

How to join: Sign up with Mr. Britt at the beginning of the year.




Belles Abroad (International Travel Program)

Open to Grades: 9-12

Travel Team: Mrs. Martinka, Mrs. Gammill, Mrs. Rindahl, Ms. Moses, and Mrs. Stover


What we do:

We offer an annual international class trip (open to Juniors and graduating seniors) each summer.  We explore various countries, languages, and cultures throughout the world. Students will see major sites, as well as immerse themselves in the language and culture through various activities–whether it’s perfume making in France or tracing our roots back to the ancient Romans.  MSM partners with EF Travel to customize the ideal itinerary for both first-time and seasoned travelers.


We also offer an additional international travel opportunity for students of all levels who wish to travel.


How to Join:

Travel deadlines will be announced through school communications including Belle TV, Belles Blasts, and emails.