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Mount Saint Joseph Academy

Type: Day
Gender: Girls
120 W. Wissahickon Avenue
Flourtown, PA

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Founded in 1858 by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Mount Saint Joseph Academy (the Mount) is a college preparatory school for girls where students are challenged every day to realize their limitless potential. We offer a comprehensive education that seeks to nurture the academic, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual facets of our young women. The transformation is evident as each student finds herself and her place in a legacy of exceptional women leaders who stand ready to shape the world.

Awards or Certifications:

Accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

Our educational philosophy reflects the mission, charism, and tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Teachers and students alike are challenged to love and serve God and neighbor with joy, and to respond with hope to problems presented during their time at the Mount and beyond. As a result, Mount Saint Joseph Academy's curriculum encompasses the spiritual, academic, cultural, social, aesthetic, psychological, and physical aspects of life, while our Catholic atmosphere fosters holistic development, enriching the experiences of the school community and encouraging a mature sense of responsibility toward self and others.

What is your mission statement?

Mount Saint Joseph Academy empowers young women to realize their fullest potential. Enriched by the values of the Catholic church, Mount Saint Joseph Academy offers academically rigorous programs that challenge students to shape the future. In a student-centered, collaborative environment, Mount Saint Joseph Academy provides a holistic education with an emphasis on global responsibility. Faithful to “educating founders,” Mount Saint Joseph Academy enables students to be agents of transformation in the face of moral and ethical challenges in an ever-evolving society. “On the education of women largely depends the future of society.”




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