Mount Saint Joseph High School
|Mount Saint Joseph College|
4403 Frederick Avenue
|Motto||"Deo Optimo Maximo"|
|Patron saint(s)||Saint Joseph|
|Authority||Archdiocese of Baltimore|
|President||George E. Andrews, Jr.|
|Average class size||18|
|Student to teacher ratio||11:1|
|Color(s)||Purple and Cream|
|Slogan||Building boys into men that matter|
|Athletics conference||Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA); Baltimore Catholic League (basketball only)|
|Team name||"The Gaels"|
|Rival||Saint Frances Academy|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Publication||The Carpenter (Art/Literary magazine)|
|Athletic Director||Kraig Loovis|
Mount Saint Joseph College (commonly MSJ or Mount Saint Joe) is a Catholic college preparatory school and secondary school / high school for young men from ninth to twelfth grade sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers and founded in 1876, It is located within the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland. Faithful to the tradition of Xaverian education, Mount Saint Joseph strives to be a community of growth and learning characterized by enduring personal relationships, an emphasis on spiritual formation, a challenging academic program, and a commitment to justice and peace.
School colors and mascot
The school colors are purple and cream. The mascot of the Mount is the Gael.
Mount Saint Joseph plays most of its sports including wrestling, football, rugby, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, mountain biking, water polo and tennis in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) “A” Conference against other Catholic and private schools. The basketball team competes in both the MIAA and the Baltimore Catholic League. The most success has come from the wrestling program, whose varsity team has over 30 state championships and 9 national championships. The basketball team won the Baltimore Catholic League in 2012/13.
Clubs and activities
Mount Saint Joseph sponsors many student-inspired clubs such as chain-mail club, the Beatles club, Think Tank, the anime club, the video game club, and an It's Academic team, which won the Baltimore Catholic League in 2001 2007, 2008 and 2013. There is also a chapter of the National Honor Society, as well as an ACE Mentoring program for aspiring engineers. In recent years, the school has begun a Model United Nations team, and has participated in the National History Bee and Bowl since its inauguration in 2010, with at least one of its teams advancing to the national tournament every year. The Drama Club partners up with the local Catholic all-girls school, Mount de Sales Academy to perform two shows each year: a play in the fall and a musical in the spring.
- James McFee Dorsey 1889 - Writer, Poet, Direct Descendant of Col. Edward Dorsey
- Gordon England '55 - United States Deputy Secretary of Defense and two-time Secretary of the Navy
- Tom Phoebus - professional baseball player during the 1960s and 1970s
- Kurt Seibert - professional baseball player, second baseman for the Chicago Cubs
- James A. Watson '74 - Rear Admiral James Watson, United States Coast Guard, Atlantic Area Command
- Larry Collmus '84 - Triple Crown races caller for NBC Sports
- Jim Schwartz '84 - Defensive Coordinator, NFL's Philadelphia Eagles
- Mark Teixeira '98 - Major League 1B, 2003-2016 for Texas Rangers and New York Yankees
- Tommy Hannan '98 - Olympic Gold Medalist (2000 Summer Olympics)
- Torrey Butler '98 - professional basketball player
- Michael O'Connor '98 - Professional Athlete, Pitcher for the Washington Nationals
- Stephen Berger '00 - Professional Athlete, Lacrosse
- Rob Abiamiri '00 - Professional Athlete, Tight End
- Gavin Floyd '01 - Professional Athlete, Pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays
- Will Thomas '04 - Helped lead George Mason Patriots basketball team to the Final Four
- Brendan Mundorf '02 - Professional Lacrosse player and 2012 Major League Lacrosse MVP
- Steve Clevenger '04 - Professional Athlete, catcher for the Baltimore Orioles
- Henry Sims '08 – basketball center for the Philadelphia 76ers out of Georgetown University
- Kyle Fuller '10 - Professional football player, Cornerback for the Chicago Bears
- Phil Booth '14- basketball guard for National Champion Villanova Wildcats, 2016 & 2018/NBA Guard for Washington Wizards
- Jalen Robinson ‘12 - Professional Soccer Player for D.C. United
- Jaylen Adams ‘14- basketball guard for Atlanta Hawks
- Jalen Smith '18- basketball forward for Maryland Terrapins, McDonald’s All American
- The schools jointly produce theatrical events
- The schools cooperate on bus service
- Sailor cheerleaders support Gaels' sporting events
- The schools hold joint social events such as dances
- The schools share many school clubs
Notes and references
- MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2009-07-31.
- "Mount Saint Joseph High School: History". www.msjnet.edu. Retrieved 2016-09-16.
- Escaffi, Carlos. "Varsity Sports Network". www.miaasports.net. Retrieved 2016-09-15.
- Graham, Glenn (25 Feb 2013). "Mount St. Joseph wins fifth BCL tournament championship". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
- "Mount Saint Joseph High School: Clubs & Activities". www.msjnet.edu. Retrieved 2016-09-15.