As you know, all faculty will head to Concord this Friday for the annual diocesan teacher formation day. It is an occasion for all teachers and administrators working in Catholic schools throughout the state to come together and be reminded of our mission as Catholic educators. The day kicks off with Mass, presided over by Bishop Libasci, and continues with various speakers addressing our role in Catholic education. The day is part professional development and part retreat, and we all come away with batteries recharged.
Two other professional development days are planned this...Read More
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.
MRA 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, and the strength of its community and rich spir...Read More
Mount Royal Academy has announced academic awards for the 4th Quarter of the 2016-2017 school year. 34 students earned a position on the Headmaster’s List with a 4.0 average for the 4th quarter.
More than 60% of the student body attained Honor Roll recognition; placing on the Headmaster’s List, the High Honors List (no more than one B), or the Honors List (no more than one C). In total, 134 students received Academic Honors.
Headmaster’s List: Olivia Heath, Kathryn McLaughlin
High Honors: Isabella Acevedo
Honors: Ella Gifford, Bayn Harris
Headmaster’s List: Lucja ...Read More
The sun was shining and smiles were beaming on the faces of the largest graduating class of Mount Royal Academy last Saturday. The 15 members of the class of 2017 and the 13 students of the class of 2021 were joined by faculty, staff, family, and friends for the commencement exercises in the Saint Joseph Center.
As Headmaster Tremblay noted in his opening remarks, “Quantity is a moot point unless we consider the quality of these candidates before us.” He went on to explain, “What I learned most from this class is that circumstances should never change who you are, or who you are meant to be. ...Read More
The class of 2017 completed their high school education at Mount Royal Academy by composing ten-page essays with documentation and bibliography on a host of topics that originated from their four-year study of the Great Books of Western civilization. Many wrote on a passage inspired by a passage from C.S. Lewis’ That Hideous Strength that describes the major character in the novel as a highly educated modern man with a Ph.D. in sociology who lacks even “a rag of noble thought” in his entire education.
Some students who chose this topic contrasted Mark Studdock’s indifference to moral truth wi...Read More
The last week of school for our seniors and eighth graders is drawing to a close. They, understandably, are overjoyed, but we are sad that they will soon be gone.
We have commented several times this year on what a great group of kids our senior class is, effectively leading their fellow students. This class has been willing to jump in whenever we ask them to help, or even when we don’t. You have seen their leadership through participation in student government, National Honor Society, sports, drama and campus ministry, but they lead through example in many small, unnoticed ...Read More
Adolescence and public speaking often lead to little more than sweaty palms, flushed cheeks, and shaky voices. Not so with the 8th grade students today. Each member of the class presented their interdisciplinary projects to teachers, junior high students, and parents. The project entailed creating and delivering a presentation on one topic that encompassed three of the five core academic disciplines: science, math, history, theology, and language arts.
Topics included cloning, genetically modified organisms, military battles, computer science, capital punishment, sacred art, the Shroud of T...Read More