Mount St. Mary Academy Photo #1 - Mount St. Mary Academy, founded by the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur in 1927, is an all-girls Catholic college-preparatory high school located at 3756 Delaware Avenue in Kenmore. Mount St. Mary’s is consistently ranked among the top ten Western New York public and private high schools.
Mount St. Mary Academy Photo #1 - Mount St. Mary Academy, founded by the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur in 1927, is an all-girls Catholic college-preparatory high school located at 3756 Delaware Avenue in Kenmore. Mount St. Mary’s is consistently ranked among the top ten Western New York public and private high schools.
Mount St. Mary Academy, founded by the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur, is a Catholic private college preparatory school for young women.
Within a nurturing environment, the Academy strives to develop the whole person.
Guided by our Catholic tradition, and rooted in Gospel values, we educate young women who are dedicated to lifelong learning, moral integrity and service to and acceptance of others.
Mount St. Mary Academy continues the educational and spiritual vision of the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur who, "In simplicity and joy, have offered all to God." Students are challenged to understand people of varied backgrounds by using their diverse gifts to participate in service to the community. Recognizing each student's strengths and potential for growth, Mount St. Mary offers a varied curriculum that effectively encourages each student to succeed.
Through academic and extra-curricular programs, students explore their own identities and values and enhance their moral decision making skills.
Students graduate from Mount St. Mary having attained global understanding, critical and abstract thinking skills and the ability to express their knowledge in a coherent and literate manner.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 260 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,600
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School News

  • Mount St. Mary Academy Student Awarded Scholarship to University of Chicago - 12/29/2021
    Rebecca Shaw, a senior at Mount St. Mary Academy, was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Chicago via the QuestBridge Match Program. Shaw began the application process during ...moreher junior year, and was named a finalist by QuestBridge. Around 1,400 students are awarded full-ride scholarships nationally out of over 15,000 applicants. hide
  • Mount St. Mary Academy students make Cards for a Cause - 12/22/2021
    Cards for a Cause comprises a group of students from Mount St. Mary Academy in Kenmore who create handmade cards for various holidays and special occasions to raise awareness about ...moremental health.Cards for a Cause was developed through Mount St. Mary`s Academy Scholars program, an entrepreneurship program open to Mount St. Mary students. The program is a hands-on curriculum through which they establish and run their own small businesses, allowing them to learn and engage in creativity in an exciting way. Mount St. Mary student businesses include both real products and virtual businesses. hide
  • Mt. St. Mary students host Fly By Fashion - 12/15/2021
    Academy Scholars is a program offered to Mount St. Mary students, where they can run their own real world and virtual businesses. One of those businesses is an online virtual ...moreenterprise called Fly By Fashion, comprised of 21 students. They have a fashion show highlighting different items from local boutiques which will be held at Mount St. Mary Academy at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, with News 4`s Gabrielle Mediak as the evening`s emcee.The fashion show, which is completely run by students, will include 11 participating boutiques. Their theme this year is Cozy Couture. hide
  • Mount athletes commit to college athletics - 12/08/2021
    Mount St. Mary Academy student athletes Abby Marion and Natalie Hesch signed their letters of intent to play their respective sports at the collegiate level in a ceremony at Mount ...moreSt. Mary Academy on Nov. 30. Family, friends, teammates and coaches were in attendance as both Thunder athletes committed to their next adventure. hide
  • Mount St. Mary’s student serving as young critic at Shea’s - 10/20/2021
    Mount St. Mary Academy student Bailey Blanchard, who is heavily involved in the high school`s theatre and music program, has begun writing for Shea`s Buffalo Theatre as its Young Critic. ...moreBlanchard has been involved with Shea`s for the last three seasons, particularly with their public relations office, ever since she won a writing contest held by the theater. hide
  • Mount St. Mary’s student joins Tonawanda Environmental Board - 10/06/2021
    Mount St. Mary Academy freshman Margaret Struckmann accepted a unique position through her school where she will be serving as a youth member on the Tonawanda Environmental Board.Struckmann will start ...morewith the board on Tuesday, Nov. 9, where she will have the chance to listen to what the board discusses, and weigh in with her own input and concerns.The Board allows up to two youth members, who are then able to stay on the board for the duration of their high school career. hide
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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
260 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Mount St. Mary Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Placement Calculus, Advanced Placement Chemistry, Advanced Placement Comparative Government and Politics, Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, Advanced Placement European History, Advanced Placement Latin, Advanced Placement Macroeconomics, Advanced Placement United States History, Advanced Placement US Government and Politics, NUSTEP BIO 101 Human Biology, NUSTEP BIO 103 Environmental Biology, NUSTEP ENG 100 Introduction to Literature, NUSTEP FRE 103/104 Intermediate French Language, NUStep REL 206 - World Religions, NUSTEP SPA 103/104 Intermediate Spanish Language, Sociology - Niagara University NUStep (365)
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Additional fees: $400 technology/Microsoft Surface fee (one time), $595 activity/administration fee (yearly)
Admissions Director
Ms. Elizabeth Suchan-Reitz
Admissions Associate
Marissa Brandel


School Notes

  • A Place to Call Home
  • At Mount St. Mary Academy, our students find a sense of family that makes the school feel like a second home. We are situated on a five acre campus offering nearly 100,000 square feet of educational and recreational space.
  • Our 1000-seat symphonically correct auditorium, fashioned after Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, is equipped for full-stage productions, as well as smaller, more intimate performances. Mount St. Mary Academy students have the opportunity to both learn and perform in this state-of-the-art venue. Dance students enjoy this and our beautiful, professional grade dance studio.Mount St. Mary Academy`s full-size gymnasium plays host to the school`s indoor sports teams. A large locker room provides student-athletes with a comfortable changing area. Seating for several hundred fans is available. Our students enjoy a wellness center, which provides a venue for exercise, as well as the opportunity for personal training and nutrition counseling.
  • We offer five separate science laboratory settings, including a brand new STEAM lab, and computer-based teaching areas are located in all academic classrooms, as well as our Academic Learning Center. Our College and Career Center (part of the Guidance and Counseling Department) offers comprehensive resources for students in all grade levels. There is information available on colleges, scholarships, careers, job placements and more. All of our students are orientated to the Career Center and encouraged to use our resources during a study hall or after school.Our Library Media Center offers students access to dozens of computers, an impressive collection of books, periodicals and online resources to conduct research, create projects and develop presentations. The Center is ideal for students engaged in group work, as well as those looking for a place for leisure reading.
  • Students further enhance their spirituality when they celebrate liturgy in our beautiful chapel, which is accented with large stained glass windows and a breathtaking altar.
  • Our Internet Cafe, open before, during and after school, is a favorite place for students wishing to relax or enjoy a healthy snack.
Profile last updated: 09/21/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 260 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,600
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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