Mount Saint Michael Academy

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Mount Saint Michael Academy
Ad Astra Per Aspera
To the Stars Through Difficulties
4300 Murdock Avenue
New York City (Wakefield, Bronx), New York, 10466
United States
Coordinates 40°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
Type Private
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic (Marist Brothers)
Established 1926
President Peter P. Corritori, Jr. '71
Principal Br. Stephen Schlitte, FMS[a]
Asst. Principal James Burke, Clare Brewster
Walter Stampfel
Grades 6-12
Gender Boys
Enrollment 800+ (2014)
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Athletics Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Track, Wrestling.
Athletics conference CHSAA
Team name Mountaineers
Rival Cardinal Hayes High School
Accreditation MSA[1]
Newspaper The Tower
Admissions Director Thomas Fraher
Athletic Director Mario 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 1,100 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).


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 in The Bronx[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