The Montfort Academy

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The Montfort Academy
125 East Birch Street
Mt. Vernon, New York, (Westchester County) 10552
United States
Coordinates 41°15′17″N 73°41′22″W / 41.25472°N 73.68944°W / 41.25472; -73.68944Coordinates: 41°15′17″N 73°41′22″W / 41.25472°N 73.68944°W / 41.25472; -73.68944
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Instaurare omnia in Christo
("To restore all things in Christ")
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) St. Louis de Montfort
President Richard Greco, Jr.
Headmaster Lt. Col. David Petrillo, USAF (ret.)
Grades 8-12
Number of students 140 students
Student to teacher ratio 5:1
Color(s) Blue and Gold
Slogan Seek Wisdom, Practice Virtue, Keep the Faith
Team name Fighting Knights
Tuition $10,500(2013-2014)

The Montfort Academy is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Mt. Vernon, New York. It is located within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.


The Montfort Academy is an award-winning classical, Catholic high school. Named after St. Louis de Montfort, the Montfort Academy is unique as a Catholic school as it was founded by a layman, rather than by the diocese or a religious order.

The academic program of The Montfort Academy reflects a four-year classical education curriculum. Courses in Latin, mathematics, astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics, history, grammar, logic, rhetoric, literature, fine arts, Italian language and culture, philosophy, and theology are required. Other courses in Greek, Spanish, economics, architecture, and many others are offered.[1]

The Montfort Academy has been ranked for seven years in a row as one of America's 50 best Catholic high schools.[2] The school has a 100% college acceptance rate, and an average SAT score in the 85th percentile. 70% of students achieve the Mastery Level of the Regents examinations of New York State, which is 85% or above. The school was founded by a small group of businessmen and educators, including corporate finance executive and former Assistant Secretary of the Navy Richard Greco, Jr. in 1998. The Class of 2013 was awarded more than $3 million in scholarship money and financial aid to attend college.

In the 2013-2014 academic year eighty students attend The Montfort Academy. The school has recently moved to the Fleetwood section of Mt. Vernon, to the former Sts. Peter and Paul Elementary school building.[3]


  1. ^ "The curriculum". The Montfort Academy. 
  2. ^ "Nation's Top 50 Catholic High Schools Announced". The Cardinal Newman Society. September 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ Nancy Gold (May 8, 2014). "Montfort Academy Announces Move to Fleetwood From Katonah, Offers Sept. Admission". New Rochelle Patch. 

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