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Mount Saint Joseph Academy

Type: Day
Gender: Girls


Founded in 1858, Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a college preparatory school for girls that inspires its students to dream big and journey deep. Choosing the Mount means opportunities that empower students to lead and serve with compassion. Supported by a solid academic, social and spiritual foundation, young women at the Mount have powerful voices, clarity of mind, confidence and a commitment to the serve. A personalized and dynamic curriculum allows our students to engage in collaborative STEM learning, enroll in “Women as Founders”—a course that allows students to educate and advocate for social change—compete on the athletic field and much more. Find your sisters and find yourself at the Mount.

Awards or Certifications:

NAIS accredited, National Blue Ribbon School Award

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

The educational philosophy of Mount Saint Joseph Academy reflects the mission, charism and tradition of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, as well as the teachings of the Second Vatican Council’s “Declaration on Christian Education.” The philosophy challenges both teachers and students to love and serve God and neighbor with joy and to respond with hope to the problems of contemporary life.

The Mount community of parents, students, faculty and staff share a concern for social justice. This concern fosters an awareness of individual differences within our community, which empowers us to serve others.

Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a college preparatory school whose curriculum provides academic challenges for young women. It prepares them to assume leadership roles in a diverse society.

The curriculum encompasses the spiritual, academic, cultural, social, aesthetic, psychological and physical aspects of life. A Catholic atmosphere fosters holistic development, enriching the experiences of the school community and encouraging a mature sense of responsibility towards self and others.

Although the philosophy is rooted in the past, the members of the school community remain mindful that they live in the present, with minds and hearts set toward the future. Mount Saint Joseph Academy endeavors to create a climate in which all can more easily discern truth, love, goodness, seek justice, follow right reason and pursue a course of life which reverences God and all creation.

What is your mission statement?

Mount Saint Joseph Academy, a college preparatory school, empowers young women to realize their fullest potential. Imbued with a spirit of unity and reconciliation, the charism of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Mount Saint Joseph Academy fosters excellence tempered by gentleness and compassion.

Enriched by the values of the Catholic Church, Mount Saint Joseph Academy offers academically rigorous programs, which 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. Trusting in the wisdom echoed by the Constitution of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, the mission asserts, “On the education of women largely depends the future of society.”




STEM, Girls Education, Athletics, College Prep, College-Style Clases