Mount Royal Academy has been recognized as a Catholic Education Honor Roll School. The national Honor Roll program is directed by the Cardinal Newman Society and has recognized over 300 high-performing Catholic high schools nationwide since the program’s inception in 2004.
The Honor Roll is a helpful tool for families and benefactors in recognizing the quality of a Catholic high school,” said Patrick J. Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society. “It is external validation that a school is both focused and successful in meeting the high calling of Catholic schools to serve the well-being and salvation of students and to serve the common good.”
Mount Royal engaged in a thorough internal and external review of its comprehensive program offerings before being awarded this status. It has received specific recognition for its strong integration of Catholic identity throughout its efforts, including the integrity of its mission, the strength of its community and its rich spiritual life. The Honor Roll recognized the school’s efforts in the integral formation of the minds, bodies, and spirits of its students as well as its comprehensive academic program that seeks to instill a Christian vision of the world and human wisdom and culture.
As a Catholic Education Honor Roll school, Mount Royal lives out the principles of Catholic identity, those elements which the Church expects to find in all Catholic schools. The principles are derived from Church documents related to education, including the documents of Vatican II, documents from the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education, and the writings of various Popes. They are as follows:
- Inspired by Divine Mission
- Models Christian Communion
- Encounters Christ in Prayer, Scripture, and Sacraments
- Integrally Forms the Human Person
- Imparts a Christian Understanding of the World
Dr. Denise Donohue, coordinator of the Honor Roll, stated, “We are very pleased to have Mount Royal Academy join in the nationally recognized ranks of excellence; this is a select group. The school has well demonstrated they are successful in meeting the key principles that guide Catholic education.”
Derek Tremblay, Headmaster of Mount Royal, remarked, "It is great affirmation for our school to be recognized by the Catholic Education Honor Roll. This distinction confirms our commitment to the mission of Catholic education. I applaud the students, parents, teachers, and staff for their hard work in assuring that a strong Catholic identity permeates all that we do in preparing our students to be future leaders in both society and the Church.”
To see how Mount Royal lives out its identity as a Catholic Honor Roll school, view our Catholic Honor Roll Application.