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 striven 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 8th, 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 receive Catholic School recognition from the Bishop of Manchester, NH.
At MRA we understand that the student is not one-dimensional but is a complex harmony of body, soul, intellect, will, and emotions. These faculties must each be formed both inside and outside the classroom. Inside the classroom, teachers use a systematic approach in all subject areas that builds upon information and skills students have already mastered. Students are encouraged to develop the skills of discernment, freedom, and wonder in order to make good choices in regards to personal, academic, and family life. We pride ourselves in striving to offer the best education and Christian formation that a school can offer.
- Founding family pilgrimage to St. Joseph's Oratory
- September, 1994 - School opens in Newport Hospital
- 1999 - Campus relocation to Seven Hearths Inn, Sunapee
- Entrance into National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS)
- Addition of high school grade levels
- 2004 - Construction completed on college preparatory high school building
- December 15, 2006 - Recognition by Bishop McCormack as a Catholic school, giving us the gift of the Eucharist on campus
- August, 2011 - Construction completed on St. Joseph's Center (gymnasium, lunch room, art room, and computer lab)
- February, 2012 - Demolition of Seven Hearths Inn
- July, 2012 - Construction completed on PreK-8 elementary school building
- July, 2012 - Acceptance into New Hampshire Interscholastic Association (NHIAA)
- September, 2012 - Campus and mission rededicated by Bishop Libasci
- June, 2015 - Accreditation from the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS)