Mount Saint Joseph Academy (Rutland, Vermont)
|Mount Saint Joseph Academy|
|127 Convent Avenue
Rutland, Vermont, 05701
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Authority||Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington|
|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)|
|Alumni||Jason Foster (NFL)|
|Dean of Students||Sarah Fortier|
|Athletic Director||Martin McDonough|
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.
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.
Notes and references
- NEASC-CIS. "NEASC-Commission on Independent Schools – Candidate Schools". Retrieved 2009-07-28.
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