Mount St. Mary Academy, founded in 1927, is a private, Catholic college preparatory school for young women. Located in Kenmore, New York, Mount St. Mary's offers a setting in which our students find a sense of family that makes the school feel like a second home. In addition to the feeling of warmth that surrounds our school, we boast an impressive facility, of which we are very proud. Included in this is our 1000-seat symphonically correct auditorium, full-size gymnasium, education-focused computer technology, four science laboratories, Fine Arts Wing - including music, dance and art specialty studios, the Marie MacIntire Nigro Library Media Center and our beautiful chapel.

Our Mission
Mount St. Mary Academy, founded by the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur, is a Catholic private college preparatory school for young women. Within a nurturing environment, the Academy strives to develop the whole person. Guided by our Catholic tradition, and rooted in Gospel values, we educate young women who are dedicated to lifelong learning, moral integrity and service to and acceptance of others.

Our Philosophy
Mount St. Mary Academy continues the educational and spiritual vision of the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur who, "In simplicity and joy, have offered all to God."

Students are challenged to understand people of varied backgrounds by using their diverse gifts to participate in service to the community. Recognizing each student's strengths and potential for growth, Mount St. Mary offers a varied curriculum that effectively encourages each student to succeed.

Through academic and extra-curricular programs, students explore their own identities and values and enhance their moral decision making skills. Students graduate from Mount St. Mary having attained global understanding, critical and abstract thinking skills and the ability to express their knowledge in a coherent and literate manner.

In an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect, we support each other in times of celebration as well as sadness.

By nurturing our students emotionally, academically and spiritually, we prepare them to seek out solutions to life's problems in the light of Christ's teachings.

Accredited by:
The New York State Board of Regents
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

Member of:
National Catholic Education Association
Catholic Schools Administrators Association of New York State
National Association of Secondary Schools Principals

Our academic successes
100% of the Class of 2006 went on immediately to the college or university of their choice. Members of the class received more than $6 million in scholarships. Over the years, our students have been accepted into many of the country's top colleges and universities, with many invited to join the Honors Program, including:

  • Alfred University
  • Allegheny College
  • Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  • Boston College
  • Canisius College
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Catholic University of America
  • Clarkson University
  • Colgate University
  • College of Wooster
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Culinary Arts Institute of America
  • Daemen College
  • Denison University
  • Drexel University
  • Duquesne University
  • D'Youville College
  • Edinboro University
  • Fashion Institute of America
  • Fordham University
  • Gannon University
  • George Washington University
  • Hartwick College
  • Hilbert College
  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges
  • Hofstra University
  • Ithaca College
  • John Carroll University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kent State University
  • LeMoyne College
  • Loyola College of Chicago
  • Loyola College of Maryland
  • Marquette University
  • Medaille College
  • Mercyhurst College
  • Michigan State University
  • Nazareth College
  • New York University
  • Niagara University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. John Fisher
  • St. John's University
  • SUNY - All Schools
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Tulane University
  • Union College
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California at Santa Barbara
  • University of Cincinnati Medical School
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Nevada at Las Vegas
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Rochester
  • University of San Diego
  • University of Southern California
  • University of The Arts
  • Wellesley College
  • Wells College
  • West Virginia University
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institure
Our students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of less than 10:1. Our students regularly outperform their peers on standardized tests. The average SAT scores of our students in the Class of 2006, all of whom take the SAT, are: Critical Reading: 533 Math: 529 Writing: 551. Their ACT Composite is 25.

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