Mount Saint Joseph Academy (Rutland, Vermont)

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Mount Saint Joseph Academy
Address
127 Convent Avenue
Rutland, Vermont, 05701
United States
Coordinates 43°36′11″N 72°59′7″W / 43.60306°N 72.98528°W / 43.60306; -72.98528Coordinates: 43°36′11″N 72°59′7″W / 43.60306°N 72.98528°W / 43.60306; -72.98528
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1882
Status Open
Authority Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington
Principal Sandra Wilkes
Grades 912
Color(s) Green and White         
Athletics Varsity, Junior Varsity
Athletics conference Marble Valley
Sports Basketball, American Football, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, Cross Country, Skiing
Team name Mounties, Green Wave
Rival Rutland High School
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges (candidate)[1]
Alumni Jason Foster (NFL)
Dean of Students Sarah Fortier
Athletic Director Martin McDonough
Website

Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a Roman Catholic college preparatory high school located in Rutland, Vermont. The school is under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Burlington.

History[edit]

The Academy was started soon after the founding of the Sisters of St. Joseph Rutland community. After they arrived, the sisters began the task of building schools starting with St. Peter's School and, in 1882, the all-girls Mount St. Joseph Academy.

In 1927, the Sisters built a larger facility and opened as a co-educational academy. The academic curriculum remained the same. The advent of boys brought the introduction of a full athletics program. The music program grew to include a marching band and orchestra, with special diplomas offered in piano and violin. Drama was offered.[2]

Student activities[edit]

MSJ offers a number of different extra-curricular clubs and societies. These groups include: Student Government, National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Yearbook Committee, Scholar's Bowl, and Soles of the Shoestring Theater.

Athletics[edit]

Sports include soccer, basketball, football, baseball, and cross country.[citation needed][clarification needed]

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