Course of Studies
Dear Students and Parents of Mount Saint Joseph Academy,
Mount Saint Joseph Academy's mission to promote the development of the whole person, to encourage young women to pursue a challenging and engaging secondary education in a Christian community and to empower them to recognize and share their gifts provides the inspiration for our curriculum. Teachers, counselors and administrators here are convinced that we exercise a very special partnership with our parents on behalf of our students. Therefore, we provide this course catalog for your consideration.
The course selection process is one of the most important opportunities in a student's high school career for shared thoughtful discussion, goal setting, analysis and effective decision-making. We encourage each student to select courses which will allow her to develop her talents, challenge her intellectually, maximize her potential, and facilitate her smooth transition to the next steps in her educational development. Such serious goals require time and planning. They also demand that students make deliberate choices and live with those decisions as responsible persons. As you select courses for next year please consider how those classes fit into the entire sequence of courses you anticipate for your four years at the Mount.
All students will have occasion within the next several weeks to consult with guidance counselors, current teachers, department chairpersons and administrators so that they will be able to make informed, responsible decisions. We call on you as parents to take the time to discuss educational goals with your daughter and assist her in making appropriate choices. Please be attentive to the policies and procedures outlined in this catalog.
Please note that your daughter is not only requesting specific courses for next year, she is also registering for the next academic year. Therefore, please submit the required registration form and fee of $200.00 at the time of her enrollment.
With you, we are proud to carry on a rich tradition of educating young women in the Archdiocese of Boston. Our mission, in its third century, continues to inspire us all to pursue academic and personal excellence in this Christian community. Know that you can depend upon our prayer and support throughout this process of course selection.
Kathleen Fraser '67
Jeanne Smith, Ed. D.
Download a PDF copy of the Program of Studies 2011-2012.