Mount Royal Academy Recognized as School of Excellence


September 17, 2014

SUNAPEE, NH – Mount Royal Academy is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the Catholic Education Honor Roll as a 2014 School of Excellence.

Schools receiving this designation are marked by the integration of Catholic identity throughout all aspects of their programs and excellence in academics. The Cardinal Newman Society released the list of 71 schools from 26 states. Less than 5 percent of the Catholic schools in the United States receive this prestigious honor.

“Since competition began in 2004, the Honor Roll has been a helpful tool for...

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Welcome Message from Headmaster Elect

August 28th, 2014

First off, I want to express how humbled and grateful I am to be a part of this school community. I received many thoughtful emails, letters, and phone calls over the past two weeks. I apologize as I was not able to respond to each and every message. I do want you all to know that I am thankful for your support and generosity.

Last night's Ice Cream Social was a very spirited and positive event. We saw familiar and new faces together. Again, I received more messages, and all we can do is reciprocate our gratitude towards all of the families.

Each new school year brings mixed ...

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2014 Commencement Address

Each year the senior class selects a commencement speaker from the faculty or wider school community.

Last year featured visiting scholar Joseph Pearce. This year, the class of 2014 chose Mr. Derek Tremblay.

Below is the text of the address he delivered on June 7th, 2014.

Headmaster Thibault, Fr. Michael, board of trustees, fellow faculty and staff, it is an honor and privilege to celebrate and affirm the efforts of these young people with you today.

To the parents, families, host families, and friends of these esteemed graduates, thank you for all of your dedication, investment, sacrifice, su...

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Message from the Headmaster

As our Lenten journey approaches its end with the beginning of Holy Week, I want to say "thank you" to all the students, staff, and parents for making this such a prayer filled, holy season.  From the penny drive, the food drive, Stations of the Cross on Fridays, the confessions before Mass, volunteering at the soup kitchens, taking part int he 40 Days for Life Campaign, adoration in the chapel, holy hours at the parish, it is humbling to  see how much our community puts their faith into action.  Mother Teresa once said,

"How did Jesus love us? He died on the cross; He made himself the Bread of...

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1st Grade Language Arts Lesson Inspires Healthy Choices

Last Friday, Mrs. Walsh's first graders enjoyed salads for lunch. It was a team effort and every student brought in something to help make the salads complete.

"The idea evolved from a discussion we had after reading a story about Farmer Will Allen." said Mrs. Walsh. "As a class, we took a poll to see what each child's favorite vegetable was. Once we put everything up on the board we noticed that we had listed all of the ingredients to make a nice salad."

From there, the students continued to brainstorm what would be needed. Some chose their favorite salad dressings, and others offered to brin...

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Spring Production Promises Continued Success of Drama Program

This year, we will be performing another Shakespearean comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. It centers around two couples: Hero and Claudio, and Benedick and Beatrice. Claudio and Hero fall in love almost instantly, while Benedick and Beatrice have to be tricked into admitting their affection for each other. Things are not all rosy for Hero, though: much of the play is about how Claudio is deceived as to Hero's character by the wicked Don John, and how Hero's family and friends set about to make things right.

We have some wonderful returning cast members from last year's A Midsummer Night's Dream, ...

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Mount Royal Academy Inducts Eight Into National Honor Society

Mount Royal Academy welcomed eight more students into membership of The Saint Thomas Aquinas Chapter of the National Honor Society, in a ceremony held at the school on February 21. Members were selected by a council comprised of faculty members for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Adrianna Kenyon, Maria Klucinec, Miriam Caveney, Matthew Caveney, Vivian Wok, Rebekah Thibault, Ziqing (Kelly) Wang and Maria Lucia Fuentes Forera met all of the requirements necessary to obtain this honor. As part of their induction and election into office, the students mus...

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Headmaster's Lenten Message

Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the Lenten season.  During this liturgical season we prepare for Easter by imitating Jesus and going out into the "desert" to pray and sacrifice.  Lent lasts forty days (with the exception of Sundays) and during this Lenten season you will notice students learning about the meaning of Lent and the various Lenten practices we traditionally follow, guiding us through this journey.

It is a season of prayer, giving, abstaining, and fasting.  One way students are giving is by bringing in loose change for our penny drive (doesn’t have to be pennies).  All procee...

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School Prayer Service Seeks Intercession of Patron to Youth

We capped off Catholic Schools week with a prayer service. Students across all grade levels prepared original general intercessions, a decade of the rosary was prayed, and we also reflected on the life of an exceptionally selfless and tireless servant to youth: St. John Bosco. It was very fitting that St. John Bosco's memorial marked the end of Catholic Schools week. His life was a total self-donation to young people who desperately needed and thirsted for the unconditional love of Jesus Christ. 

Our prayer is that Mount Royal Academy will continue to bring more and more youthful souls to Chri...

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Mount Royal Academy Students Undertake Humanitarian Project in East Africa

Mount Royal Academy Students Undertake Humanitarian Project in East Africa

The students of Mount Royal Academy in Sunapee, New Hampshire have begun an international humanitarian project: providing charitable assistance for 86 poor, orphaned children in the East African country of Uganda. The students’ goal is to secure charitable donations through personal appeals to friends, relatives and other potential benefactors. Donations will be forwarded to a Ugandan priest (the orphans’ guardian) and used to fund several self-sustaining agricultural projects ( e.g., raising cows and goats; growing cof...

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