Mount Saint Michael Academy

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Mount Saint Michael Academy
4300 Murdock Avenue


United States
Coordinates40°53′55″N 73°50′32″W / 40.89861°N 73.84222°W / 40.89861; -73.84222Coordinates: 40°53′55″N 73°50′32″W / 40.89861°N 73.84222°W / 40.89861; -73.84222
MottoAd Astra Per Aspera
(To the Stars Through Difficulties)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic (Marist Brothers)
PresidentPeter P. Corritori, Jr. '71
DeanWalter Shmitfel and James Burke
PrincipalBr. Stephen Schlitte, FMS[a]
Enrollment800+ (2014)
Average class size20
Campus size22 acres
Color(s)Blue and Gold         
AthleticsBaseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track, Wrestling, Tennis.
Athletics conferenceCHSAA
Team nameMountaineers
RivalCardinal Hayes, Cardinal Spellman
NewspaperThe Tower
Tuition$8,300 (2017-2018)
Admissions DirectorThomas Fraher
Athletic DirectorMario Valentini '69

Mount Saint Michael Academy, also known as Mount, is an all-boys Roman Catholic high school in the Wakefield neighborhood of the New York City borough of the Bronx. The school's campus also borders the city of Mount Vernon in neighboring Westchester County and is administered by the Archdiocese of New York. The 22-acre (89,000 m²) campus is a college preparatory school for some 800 boys grades 6 through 12. The school's motto is ad astra per aspera, Latin for "to the stars through difficulties". It is a member of the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA).MSM


Students marching in the 2010 St. Patrick's Day Parade

In January 1999, the Mount was selected by U.S. News & World Report as one of four of the best high schools in the Bronx.[2][3]

Notable alumni[edit]

Central tower

Public service

Fine arts and entertainment

Commerce and economics

Professional athletics

Other Roman Catholic high schools nearby[edit]


Primary sources

  1. ^ "New Principal Appointment — Bro. Stephen Schlitte, FMS," Mount Saint Michael Academy News, July 11, 2010 (retrieved July 11, 2010)

Secondary sources

External links[edit]

Official website