Annual All Saints Celebration Emphasizes the Good

We are celebrating All Saint’s Day tomorrow, November 1st. This has been a tradition at Mount Royal Academy for the past nineteen years. Sometimes students ask why we don’t celebrate Halloween at school. My response to the little ones has been that we like to dress up as saints so that we can learn to be more like them, which will help us be closer to Jesus. It is a simple answer yet very true as we want our children to see the beauty in virtue, and see examples of people who have striven to live a life in Christ and been recognized by the Church as saints.

The three days of All Hallow’s Eve (...

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Spirit Week 2013 Photo Recap


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Online Safety Seminar for Parents

Within the last couple decades a new continent has been discovered: the digital continent. The world of social and online media is growing rapidly. New mediums of communication are introduced so quickly that the average user can find it difficult to track the developing forms of online social connection.

Adolescents are NOT average users. They are extreme users of social media. As adults who care about the eternal, spiritual, and moral well-being of all children, we think that is it very important for parents to know the dangers of the digital continent. The world of digital media and social n...

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New School Year Off to a Great Start!

The 2013-14 academic year is well underway, and students and faculty alike have hit the ground running.  Students have quickly acclimated to the daily routine, and special classes such as art, music, gym and languages, are in full swing.

We are privileged and grateful to have three priests alternately offer Mass for our school community this year.  Fr. Michael Monette, pastor of St. Patrick/St. Joachim parish, Fr. Robert Biron, pastor of Our Lady of Fatima parish, and Fr. Rene Butler, director of the Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette, generously visit campus each week on a rotating basis.  Weekl...

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New Faculty Members Announced

Mount Royal Academy is pleased and grateful to announce that three new full-time faculty members have been hired for the 2013 - 2014 school year. 

1st grade classroom: Mrs. Karen Walsh

3rd grade classroom: Mrs. Deborah Nelson

Social Studies (grades 7-12): Mr. Andrew Mihaly

Click here for complete biographical information including educational background and experience. 

Mr. Thibault remarked, "I am confident that all three teachers will do a fantastic job at Mount Royal Academy, and I am so thankful that all three accepted the positions offered to them."

As the enrollment continues to increase...

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Classical Education Is Making a Comeback

As a parent, do you struggle to help your children complete simple math assignments because you learned math differently in your childhood? Do you find yourself often times preferring to sound-out difficulty vocabulary words using phonics instead of consulting the ‘word list’? Have you ever wondered why the art of cursive writing is no longer taught to elementary aged school children? Can you follow all of the latest acronyms representing standards-based testing that are supposed to enhance the quality of your child’s educational experience? Where did the good-old fashioned GPA go? Are you fru...

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Featured Fundraiser Right Around the Corner

We are just one month away from Raise Your Glass Wine Tasting Information. Last year's event was a huge success and brought in over $10,000 for the school!

This year's event will be held Saturday, August 10 at The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens in Newbury.

So, how can you be a part of this great event?


Tickets are $50 each and include wine sampling, admission to historic estate as well as artisan cheeses, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. If you or someone you know would like tickets to the event, please contact the MRA office or one of the Fundraising Committee members. For every...

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MRA Summer Tour 2013

MRA is on tour!

We are visiting local fairs and farmer's markets throughout the Lake Sunapee Region this summer. We would like to extend a special thank you to the organizers of the Bradford Independence Day Fair, which we attended on 7/6. We brought some of the resources we use in our high school civics course, including copies of the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. We also shouldn't forget the Newport Chamber of Commerce. We attended "Chamber Day" on June 22nd.

Look for us at the Wilmot Farmer's Market on July 20th, as well as New London Hospital Days.

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End of Year Events Prove to be Fun and Rewarding

It has been a busy finale to the school year! Here is a recap of the week's activities:

On Monday students in grades 7 - 11 completed final exams, but not without receiving some divine assistance courtesy of Fr. Rene celebrating the final Mass of the school year. Fr. Rene even advised the students (based on the scripture readings for the day) that God was with them in their afflictions. We love his sense of humor!

Our annual Field Day tradition continued on Wednesday in spite of the weather, as students from all grade levels were divided into a team challenge. High school students served as te...

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Nets Huge Turnout

The (hopefully first annual!) Spring Play on May 23-24 was a definite success, with over 170 total in attendance. There were a lot of laughs (from backstage as well as the audience!) as the students gave their all to play characters that have entertained audiences for more than 400 years, and perhaps most credibly at all, in Shakespeare's original words. Many thanks to all those who came to support - we're already looking forward to next year's production!

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