Returning to school transfigured

“And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as light. “ Matt 17:2 

This past weekend we celebrated the Transfiguration of Jesus. As Peter, James, and John observe Jesus’ garments become blindingly white and his face luminous, they are unknowingly witnesses to Jesus’ coming triumph over death! They are given a glimpse of the glory that awaits Jesus at his Resurrection.  They are witnesses to hope.  

It was, to say the least, a profoundly moving experience for the Apostles. So much so, that Peter, in awestruck wonder, offers to build thre...

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4th Quarter Academic honors

Mount Royal Academy has announced academic awards for the 4th Quarter of the 2021-2022 school year.

Grade 6

Headmaster’s List: Isabella Acevedo, Allison Cass, Charles Lee

High Honors: Sean Brodigan, Kolbe Dowsett

Honors: Eva Dowd, Ella Gifford, Kathryn McLaughlin, Marissa Ouellette

Grade 7

Headmaster’s List: Sophie Chimienti, Kylie Cole, Katherine Messmore, Lindsey Smrkovski

High Honors: Maia Dow

Honors: Ulysses Graham-Snyder, Brody Jeanson, Nicholas Lavertue, Sebastian Prieto, Aiden Teeter

Grade 8

Headmaster’s List: Elyse Bowers

High Honors: Matthew Bissah, Lucja Fryckowska, Fran...

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2022 Commencement

Welcome Address, Vinzenz Vingl Class of 2022

Good morning and welcome to the graduation of the class of 2022. I’d like to thank all our families, teachers, and fellow students for joining us as we take our first step into a bigger world.

We, as most of you know, are quite inseparable. This class has known each other for a number of years now and we can safely say that the bond we’ve formed is something truly unique. The fact that we began as freshmen four years ago seems outlandish to me, yet here we find ourselves at the finish line of our high school careers. After all this time we’ve spent...

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National Honor Society Induction 2022

As we look at ourselves, we must remember that all people in the world possess a unique character, and sometimes, we are admittedly confronted with its inherent flaws. Nobody is born perfect, unless we count Jesus and Mary. For the rest of us, however, our character can be shaped and molded into whatever we strive to be. Read More

What does Ascension Thursday teach us about the end of an academic year?

“God mounts his throne amid shouts of joy;
the Lord, amid trumpet blasts.
Sing praise to God, sing praise;
sing praise to our king, sing praise.” - Psalm 47

The integration of our liturgical year into the academic calendar forever provides an opportunity to see the meaning in the moment. This can be quite a challenge for all of us to process - What is happening right now? Why is this happening? What is the purpose of this experience or set of circumstances? 

Tomorrow is Ascension Thursday, and it only took me over a decade to sit down long enough, and well, after asking God to mak...

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Dignity, Decorum, and Dress Code

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you,
which you have from God?
You are not your own; you were bought with a price.
So glorify God in your body." -1 Corinthians 6:19-20


Several months ago, I said to Mr. Tremblay, “It might be time to revisit our dress code and uniform supplier.”  Dress code compliance has dipped to a low level and some of the uniform items are outdated.  On top of that, some families are still waiting for clothing they ordered back in August! It seemed like a good and necessary thing to do and the perfect time to do it. ...

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Going to the Cross

“Yours ways, O God, are holy,
What god is as great as our God?
You are the God who works wonders.
You showed your power among the peoples.
Your strong arm redeemed your people,
the sons of Jacob and Joseph.” - Psalm 77

In speaking with an old friend earlier this week, I was reminded of how hard Holy Week can hit. It seems like every Lent, our resolve to really put our full effort in preparing for the Triduum is confronted with the reality that we can’t choose our crosses. He commented to me that he felt he was in a good place going into this week, and then boom - Monday ha...

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Third Quarter Academic Honors

Grade 6

Headmaster’s List: Allison Cass

Honors: Eva Dowd, Ella Gifford, Clayton Herrick, Charles Lee, Kathryn McLaughlin, Liam O’Brien

Grade 7

Headmaster’s List: Sophie Chimienti, Kylie Cole, Katherine Messmore, Lindsey Smrkovski

Honors: Maia Dow, Eva Gannon, Brody Jeanson, Nicholas Lavertue

Grade 8

Headmaster’s List: Lucja Fryckowska, Franciszek Fryckowski,

High Honors: Matthew Bissah, Elyse Bowers, Will Kalpakgian

Honors: Warren Bugbee, Serenity Cole, Maria Fraioli, Taylor Goodspeed, Lucy Lee

Grade 9

Headmaster’s list: Marianne Dowsett, Luke Moorehouse, Gemma Josephs


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What is truth?

What is Truth?

“You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”  “What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said,
“I find no basis for a charge against him.”-- John 18:37-38

Day after day, as I criss-cross campus, I am struck anew with the beauty that is classical education. It is a distinctly human education in that it respects the three stages of learning that all children pass th...

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The Holy Spirit is the unifier!

"Let us give thanks to the Father
for having made you worthy
to share the lot of the saints
in light." - Colossians 1:12

This has been a fantastic school year thus far, and the future is even brighter! I have to confess that years ago I began the intentional habit of more concretely using the third person in speech and in writing. This is our school. We all play an instrumental role, here and at home. We rely on the gifts and guidance of others to carry on this mission, in both the daily and consequential decisions we make. 

As many of you know, the Tremblay household is growing a...

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