Mount Saint Michael Academy

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Mount Saint Michael Academy
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Address
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
Information
Type Private
Motto Ad Astra Per Aspera
(To the Stars Through Difficulties)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic (Marist Brothers)
Established 1926
President Peter P. Corritori, Jr. '71
Dean Walter Stampfel and James Burke
Principal Br. Stephen Schlitte, FMS[a]
Grades 6-12
Gender Boys
Enrollment 800+ (2014)
Average class size 20
Campus size 22 acres
Color(s) Blue and Gold         
Athletics Baseball, Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track, Wrestling
Athletics conference CHSAA
Team name Mountaineers
Rival Cardinal Hayes, Cardinal Spellman
Accreditation MSA[1]
Newspaper The Tower
Admissions Director Thomas Fraher
Athletic Director Mario Valentini '69
Website

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).MSM

Recognition[edit]

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

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Other Roman Catholic high schools nearby[edit]

References[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