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Information for New Students

We are excited to welcome new families to our community for the 2022–2023 school year! We look forward to meeting you in-person at a variety of events we will host this year. We have gathered the important information and forms that are needed for the new school year. Please let this page serve as a resource to you, but feel free to call the school if you have any questions.

IMPORTANT DATES & SCHOOL CALENDAR

For dates when we have early dismissals, late starts, and no class days, please refer to our important dates document. Note: dates and schedules are subject to change. The school's web calendar is also updated and a useful point of reference.


ACADEMICS

Required Textbooks

  • The majority of your classes will not require you to purchase textbooks.
  • English, Theology any another other textbooks will need to be purchased through our online bookstore.

Summer Reading

  • Work to be completed over the summer can now be found on our Summer Assignments web page. Click on the link for the appropriate class to learn about your summer assignment.
  • Freshmen have summer assignments in Math (Algebra 1, Honors Algebra 1, or Honors Algebra 2) and in English (Intro to Writing and Literature or Honors Intro to Writing and Literature).

Summer Enrichment - Sessions for Ninth grade students in Math and English Register Now!

  • These optional sessions are taught by Mount faculty members and are for students who would like to brush up on some skills in Math and/or English before the beginning of the new school year! All incoming 9th graders are welcome to register!

student life & SCHOOL SERVICES

ATHLETICS

Get to know the Athletics Page, where you'll find news, coach information, policies, tryout information, upload your PIAA physical form and much more.



Make sure you have contacted your coach and get on his/her email list for any important information about your sport (ex. training and conditioning programs, tryout expectations, equipment needed, etc.)

Fall tryouts begin August 15 and golf tryouts begin August 8. Check the website for times. If your daughter makes a team, she will be expected to be available for practice times on campus for the remainder of the summer. She will not be excused from practices or games because of family vacations, so please plan accordingly. Contact Mrs. Janet Columbro, Athletic Director, with any questions.

UNIFORMS

Details on the Mount uniform and uniform policy on this information sheet. Mount uniform is provided by FlynnO’Hara Uniforms.

TRANSPORTATION

Learn about the many ways you can get your child to the Mount on our Transportation page.

**Transportation registration for the 2022-2023 school year should be completed as soon as possible to confirm a space for your child.**

School District Busing: Many public school districts within 10 miles of the Mount provide busing to our school free of charge. Please check with your local school district regarding the services they provide. Access school district bus information for the 2022-2023 school year, here. The Mount does not coordinate or influence bus routes, schedules or stops.

Private Busing: For a number of areas outside the 10 mile radius of the Mount, we provide Private busing routes in a joint effort with La Salle College High School. See our transportation webpage for more information and registration.

TECHNOLOGY AND STUDENT DEVICES

Each student is required to bring an iPad that meets the Mount requirements to be set-up at orientation (see events above) and use throughout the year. We are aware of supply chain issues, please try to get your iPad before the orientation dates. Also, you must register your daughter's iPad so that it can be used at the school prior to orientation. Complete the registration at: msjacad.org/academics/ipad-initiative/ipad-registration.

Students will be assigned an email address at their orientation. Every freshman student will also need a graphing calculator.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MOUNT

We send communications to our families using the contact information that appears in your student’s application. If you do not begin to receive emails from the School after you enroll, please contact the Admissions Team.

ENROLLMENT CHECKLIST

Thank you if you have already submitted the relevant forms and information for the start of school. Please check your Enrollment Portal to be sure you've completed your student's check list.

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Questions?

We’re here to help! Contact the Mount Admissions team at admiss@msjacad.org.