Mt St Mary Academy

  • Mount St. Mary Academy is a Catholic secondary school which provides environments to maximize the spiritual, intellectual, and personal growth of young women in the Mercy tradition.
  • The school's role is to provide a superior education, to promote the role of society and the church, and to enable students to serve God by serving others.
  • It is the goal of Mount St. Mary Academy to use differences in faiths, cultures, races, socio-economic levels, and abilities to form wider communities and to shape democratic ideals.
  • It is a further goal to nurture and promote the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical development of each young woman in an environment of respect for the individual.
  • This respect grows out of the recognition that all members of the school community are of "immeasurable value because they are children of God".

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students533 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade Mt St Mary Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • Gentry
    Ozark Adventist School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: PK-8 | 91 students
    159.3 miles
    21150 Dawn Hill East Rd
    Gentry, AR 72734
    159.3 PK-8

School Reviews

I am a proud alumna of Mount St. Mary Academy. The academic preparation I received was well above many of my first-year college courses, and the all-girl leadership opportunities at Mount gave me the experience and confidence I needed to take on new initiatives on my college campus. One of these initiatives was starting a new club that brought in national speakers and offered workshops and different series for the students, and I think this leadership and service to other students comes from my time at Mount St. Mary. There are so many extracurricular opportunities to choose from at Mount. I played volleyball all four years and outside of my art classes, we painted murals at a local children's center. I also had the opportunity to apply for and receive a scholarship from the school that made a big difference for my family. Looking back, I am so glad to have had the foundation of faith and values during my high school years. The morning prayer by students and teachers, as well as retreats, Masses and prayer services, helped keep us grounded and built a strong community, and programs like junior service learning called us to action to help others in our community. All around, I learned so much and am so grateful to have had the experience of a Mount St. Mary education!
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