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Academic Philosophy & Distinctions

Rooted in the Catholic faith and guided by the charism of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, a Mount education provides what a young woman needs to realize her fullest potential The Mount provides a dynamic curriculum and distinctive opportunities that empower the bold and fearless leaders of the future.

As our mission statement asserts. "On the education of women largely depends on the future of society." 

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Academic 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.