Mount Saint Joseph High School

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Mount Saint Joseph College
4403 Frederick Avenue

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United States
Coordinates39°16′50″N 76°41′17″W / 39.28056°N 76.68806°W / 39.28056; -76.68806Coordinates: 39°16′50″N 76°41′17″W / 39.28056°N 76.68806°W / 39.28056; -76.68806
Motto"Deo Optimo Maximo"
Religious affiliation(s)Christian
DenominationRoman Catholic,
Xaverian Brothers
Patron saint(s)Saint Joseph
FounderBrother Bernadine
AuthorityArchdiocese of Baltimore
PresidentGeorge E. Andrews, Jr.
PrincipalGeorge Andrews
Enrollment920 (2019)
Average class size18
Student to teacher ratio11:1
Campus sizemedium
Color(s)Purple and Cream         
SloganBuilding boys into men that matter
Athletics17 sports
Athletics conferenceMaryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA); Baltimore Catholic League (basketball only)
Team name"The Gaels"
RivalSaint Frances Academy
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
USNWR ranking69
National ranking69
PublicationThe Carpenter (Art/Literary magazine)
NewspaperThe Quill
Tuition$16,300 (2019-2020)
Athletic DirectorKraig Loovis
Endowment$8 Million

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,[2] 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.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

School colors and mascot[edit]

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[3] 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.[4]

Clubs and activities[edit]

Mount Saint Joseph sponsors many student-inspired clubs[5] 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.

Notable alumni[edit]

Sister School[edit]

The nearby all-girls Mount de Sales Academy is the Sister School of Mount Saint Joseph High School . The two schools share their long history with each other. In the present day:

  • 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

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Archived from the original on 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2009-07-31.
  2. ^ "Mount Saint Joseph High School: History". Retrieved 2016-09-16.
  3. ^ Escaffi, Carlos. "Varsity Sports Network". Retrieved 2016-09-15.
  4. ^ Graham, Glenn (25 Feb 2013). "Mount St. Joseph wins fifth BCL tournament championship". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Mount Saint Joseph High School: Clubs & Activities". Retrieved 2016-09-15.

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