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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, Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a college preparatory school that inspires its students to dream big and journey deep. Supported by a solid academic, social and spiritual foundation, young women at the Mount have powerful voices, clarity of mind, unabashed confidence and a commitment to the service of their dear neighbor. Mount’s experienced faculty teach within a college-style block schedule, where students flourish through meaningful lessons and the transformative bonds of sisterhood. Choosing the Mount means opportunities that empower students to lead and serve with compassion. A personalized and dynamic curriculum allows them to engage in collaborative STEM learning, enroll in “Women as Founders”—a service-learning course that confronts women’s issues—compete on the athletic field and so much more. Find your sisters and find yourself at the Mount.


Academic Bowl, Athletics, Campanile Newspaper, Community Service Club, Glee Club, Robotics, Student Leadership Council, Women as Founders Seminar Course

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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