Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Mitchell Kalpakgian


It is such an honor to be able to count Dr. Mitchell Kalpakgian among our faculty. Anyone who even briefly glances at the faculty page on our website will no doubt be impressed by the wide-ranging accomplishments of all who comprise the academic staff at Mount Royal Academy. However, Dr. Kalpakgian represents the cream-of-the-crop in terms of a classical liberal arts education.

Born and raised in New England by Armenian immigrants, Dr. Kalpakgian earned his B.A. in English from Bowdoin College, his M.A. in English from the University of Kansas, and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He ...

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Mount Royal Academy Announces 4th Quarter Academic Honors

Mount Royal Academy has announced Academic Awards for the 4th Quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. Thirty-Seven students earned a position on the Headmaster’s List with a 4.0 average for the 4th quarter.

More than half 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, 115 students received Academic Honors.

Grade 1

Headmaster’s List: Francis Fryckoski, Taylor Goodspeed, Caitlin Richardson, Grace Thibault, Bella Wallace

High Honors: Audrey Wenger


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Chalk.com Names Mr. Mihaly Teacher of the Week

Congratulations to Mr. Andrew Mihaly for being named "Teacher of the Week" by Chalk.com, an educational resource website that Mr. Mihaly uses to create lesson plans.

Click here to read a brief interview. 

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May Crowning Photo Story


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Pope Francis Comments on Educational Mission of Families and Schools in Wednesday Audience

On May 20, Pope Francis recalled an important memory from his childhood education, "I remember a personal anecdote. Once when I was in the fourth year of elementary school I said a bad word to the teacher and the teacher, a good woman, had my mother called. She came the next day, they spoke together and then I was called. And, in front of the teacher, my mother explained to me that what I had done was a bad thing, which I must not do, but my mother did so with such gentleness and she asked me in front of her to ask the teacher for forgiveness. I did so and then I was happy because I said: the ...

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Students Rise to the Occasion with Sensational Science Fair

Students, teacher, and parents were hard at work last week adding final touches to science projects. Students began research weeks ago, and the products produced proved to be both highly informative and creative.

For the past four years, the school has organized an academic fair. Recent subjects included a writing workshop, and during the Year of Faith, students created faith-based projects. The faculty thought it would be good to return to a good ole' science fair for 2015. Judges were recruited, and although their task was quite challenging, the overall objective was surely attained: student...

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Message from the Headmaster: Mary and the Missionary Role of MRA

Dear Families,

Next week marks the completion of our year-long 20th anniversary celebration. As is customary, our school will honor the Blessed Virgin Mary with a May Crowning. This year, we are blessed to welcome Bishop Peter Libasci to campus. He will preside over the Mass, join us as we process with Mary, and then each student will offer a flower to Mary. The entire school will say a prayer of consecration to Our Lady, and then we will conclude the ceremony by recognizing the generosity of the school's greatest benefactors.

The school has grown substantially in 20 years, and all of its succ...

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20th Anniversary Celebration to Culminate with May Crowning

Mount Royal Academy is pleased to announce that Bishop Peter Libasci will celebrate Mass at the school’s May Crowning Celebration on Friday, May 22. The Mass, which is open to the public, will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the St. Joseph’s Center on Mount Royal’s campus.

There is a longstanding tradition in the Catholic Church to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary this month with a May crowning. In this beautiful ceremony the students are joined by those in attendance in a procession to place flowers at the foot of the statue of Mary. Prayers of thanks and continued guidance are offered along with the flow...

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Catholic Musician and Evangelist to Perform at MRA

We are pleased to announce that on May 18th at 9:30am, Mount Royal Academy will host a special performance by Catholic recording artist Luke Spehar. Luke is currently on tour promoting his recently released third album, All is Gift, which was co-produced by Grammy Award winning artist Ben Harper. He was kind enough to reach out to Mount Royal and offer his gifts to our students. Luke’s ministry involves playing his music and sharing stories about his walk with God. You can learn more about him and sample his music at www.lukespehar.com. Parents are invited to attend.

“We all need to be inspire...

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Middle School Girls Basketball Captures Another Championship

The junior lady knights earned their second championship in 3 years back on February 21st, defeating ICB2 by a score of 28-18 in the championship game. MRA overcame the height of Mont Vernon in the semifinal on February 18th - a very familiar foe - after receiving a first round bye.

MRA finished the season as the #1 overall seed in D2 of the Merrimack Basketball League (7/8 girls division).

The team was comprised of girls in grades 6-8. Their best strength throughout the season was team defense, allowing the fewest points in their division. A healthy complement of experienced and novice player...

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