Mount Saint Mary Academy (Kenmore, New York)

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Mount Saint Mary Academy
3756 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, New York, (Erie County) 14217
United States
Coordinates 42°59′14″N 78°52′29″W / 42.98722°N 78.87472°W / 42.98722; -78.87472Coordinates: 42°59′14″N 78°52′29″W / 42.98722°N 78.87472°W / 42.98722; -78.87472
Type Private, All-Female
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1927
Principal Mrs. Dawn Riggie '71
Faculty 50
Grades 9-12
Student to teacher ratio 10:1
Color(s) Blue and White         
Song The Bells of Saint Mary
Athletics 23 different teams
Athletics conference Monsignor Martin League
Mascot Thunder
Nickname Mounties
Rival Sacred Heart Academy
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Average SAT scores Critical Reading: 560
Math: 551
Writing: 574
Average ACT scores 24
Publication Reflections (literary mag.)
Newspaper Blue Light
Tuition $8650 (2010)
Admissions Coordinator Katherine Stubbe '02

Mount Saint Mary Academy is an all-girls private, Roman Catholic high school in Kenmore, New York within the Diocese of Buffalo.


Mount Saint Mary Academy was established in 1927 by the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur.[2]

Accredited by:

  • The New York State Board of Regents.
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools[1]

Member of:

  • National Catholic Education Association
  • Catholic Schools Administrators Association of New York State
  • National Association of Secondary Schools Principals
  • Bissnet

The school has a student to faculty ratio of less than 10:1. Students regularly outperform their peers on standardized tests.[citation needed] The average SAT scores of students in the Class of 2008, all of whom take the SAT, are: Critical Reading: 560 Math: 551 Writing: 574. Their ACT Composite is 24.[citation needed]


The Mount Saint Mary Thunder is made up of 24 different athletic teams including:


Cross-Country (Varsity) Golf (Varsity, JV) Soccer (Varsity, JV) Swimming (Varsity) Volleyball (Varsity, JV)


Basketball (Varsity, JV & Freshman) Bowling (Varsity, JV) Ice Hockey (Varsity) Indoor Track (Varsity)


Lacrosse (Varsity, JV) Softball (Varsity, JV) Tennis (Varsity) Track and Field (Varsity)


Competitive Cheerleading (Varsity) Crew (Varsity, Novice)

The arts[edit]

Mount Saint Mary Academy has a music program including a concert band, jazz ensemble, string orchestra, and the only all-girls’ marching band in New York State. The all-girls marching band has been chosen to perform at Walt Disney World for the Walt Disney World Easter Parade, as well as the New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade and performed in the 2009 Presidential Inaugural festivities. MSM also has private singing lessons, a chorus and an all-girls a cappella group, The Gemstones. Vocalists at Mount Saint Mary's perform at school concerts, masses, plays and at community events. Students may also take music theory as a fine-arts elective.

Mount Saint Mary's offers student activities relating to fine-arts and visual arts including a drama club, fall musical, creative writing club and dance team.

Live! Starring... You![edit]

Live! Starring... You! is a media organization started by Tim O'Shei that connects MSM students with professional entertainers. The interviews are conducted by students and are aimed at demystifying the entertainment industry and gives them the opportunity to attend multiple red carpet events.


  1. ^ a b MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Mount Saint Mary Academy". Mount Saint Mary Academy. Retrieved 2015-03-24. 

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