Mount Royal Academy
- Mount Royal Academy is a private Catholic school nestled in the hills of New Hampshire`s Dartmouth - Lake Sunapee Region.
- Since 1994 the faculty, families and friends of Mount Royal have strived to provide not only a quality education to the children of our community, but most importantly a formation in Christian faith and morals. What began as an elementary school, grades Kindergarten through eight, has grown to include a preschool with three and four year old programs and a liberal arts college preparatory High School. Mount Royal Academy is thankful to be the first lay-founded independent school to recieve Catholic School Recognition from the Bishop of Manchester, NH.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS)|
|Religious Affiliation||Roman Catholic|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||IEP support, personalized support|
|Total Students||187 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 15%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||20 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||13 students|
|Number of AP Courses||4 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Tuition differs based on grade level, number of children per family, etc.|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$2,000|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Matt McMenaman|
|Total Sports Offered||13 sports|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Ice Hockey, Nordic Skiing, Rugby, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and FieldAlpine Skiing, Baseball,|
Basketball, Cross Country,
Football, Ice Hockey,
Nordic Skiing, Rugby,
Track and Field
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||2 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Arts and Music Programs:|
- Mount Royal recognizes each student`s dignity as a child of God, uniquely created with their own strengths, weaknesses and "calling". Our curriculum is classical in that we appreciate the developmental stages of our students and use that understanding when making important curriculum decisions. In the elementary years the focus is on developing a strong foundation in phonics, reading comprehension, writing, spelling, penmanship, grammar, composition, math concepts and math facts. We believe it is important for our students to learn about our world through religion, science and history and have a strong foundation in the arts.In the High School students study in this "classical" approach by reading challenging "Great Books"; analyzing the authors` worldviews and the books` themes and supporting details; evaluating their transcendent truths, measuring them in light of errors, comparing them with Natural Law, the Church`s teachings and Scripture; and relating these truths to the students` real life experiences. This in-depth study, illuminated by our Catholic faith, makes Mount Royal`s academics unique in many ways. The high school offers college-preparatory math, science, literature, history and Latin; as well as, theology, art, choir, and physical education. Mount Royal Academy`s Catholic faith is central in our educational philosophy.
- As stated in our mission we are called to inspire students to grow in their knowledge of and love for God, which will enable them to love and serve those around them. To accomplish this mission we look to Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, as both our model and our means. We also acknowledge the vital witness of our parents, teachers, administrators, board of trustees, and priests as they reveal the Christian message, not only by word, but also by their example. We understand that the teaching of our Catholic faith is not limited to religious instruction in the classroom or during liturgical celebrations throughout the year but through modeling Christianity as a comprehensive way of life. It should animate our attitudes and be integrated into all our activities as we strive to create an environment in which students` faith and virtue will gradually mature.
- * Adapted from The Holy See`s Teaching on Catholic Schools by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB
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A recent graduate, I've gone to Mount Royal for the majority of my life and I can't recommend it enough. It is a great school with great values
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Oliver Wallace
I attended Mount Royal Academy for High School, and I have nothing but good things to say about my experience. Education: 5/5The quality of its high school level education is superb. The teachers are experts in their fields, many of which I believe are overqualified to be teaching high school level classes. They are eager to see their students learn, and the small class sizes makes it very easy for them to give all their students the attention they need to succeed. As someone currently studying everything from Biology, to Philosophy, to Latin in college, I can say with certainty that Mount Royal Academy prepared me for anything and everything in college. Availability of Extracurricular Activities: Mount Royal Academy does not offer an impressive amount of extracurricular actives compared to other schools when just looking at the numbers; however, that is only because of its small size. If there is a large enough interest in an extracurricular activity not already offered, the board will make sure it is provided. Students expressing interest in baseball, swimming, bass fishing, robotics, debate, and band have all been listened to by the board, and all those activities were provided for them as long as there was an interest. The reason why I only rate it in this respect is that they will not make a club for just one person. They kept an NHIAA swim team for two active athletes, but they did not keep a creative writing club for one participant (R.I.P. my creative writing club). Sarcasm aside, sometimes there just are not enough students to make an official extracurricular club, two being the minimum apparently. Over all, Mount Royal Academy has a close, almost family like, culture rooted in Christian ideal that bring out the best in its students.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Matthew Caveney Class of 2016
I am truly grateful for my time at Mount Royal Academy. Everything I learned during my four years of high school has well prepared me for my college studies as a nursing student. Mount Royal has a great science program, and I was able to take a college human biology course that prepared me for the anatomy physiology classes I was required to take. Additionally, the school's classical curriculum and use of the Socratic method has taught me how to think, write, and speak clearly. Many of my current college professors have even remarked that I must of had "a great high school education," because the quality of my essays and presentations exceeds that of the normal college student my age. Even the very culture of the school has helped me in my future career. The faculty of Mount Royal promote Catholic virtues, one of them being charity. While I was at this school, I was given so many opportunities to show kindness to others and serve my fellow peers by organizing events through student government or by going to soup kitchens through the National Honor Society. Being exposed to these experiences where I could show charity to others helped me choose to pursue a career in nursing so I could continue to serve others. Mount Royal's rigorous curriculum, caring teachers, and culture routed in the Catholic faith has helped me to become a better worker, student, and person. I highly recommend this school without any reservations.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Nursing Student