Why did you choose to send your children to Mount Royal?
How was your first day at school?
"It warms a mom's heart, after homeschooling for a decade, and dropping off a very nervous tenth grader at a school for the very first time, to bring that girl home beaming and so excited to go back tomorrow.
You have made this process and transition so comfortable for my daughter and I'm already so grateful for the warm, engaging and thoughtful community that is Mount Royal Academy."
-Mather family, 1 sophomore enrolled
How did Mount Royal Academy impact your child?
Mount Royal Academy has made all the difference in my son's life with regard to school and his personal life in general. He transferred to MRA as a 5th grader. He should have stayed back in 4th grade, but the classroom teacher he was going to have told us that she felt he has had enough upheaval in his life the last few years that she would take on the task of catching him up over the next two years that she would have him for. He didn't even know she was filling in the gaps and neither did the other students. The work was hard for sure, but at the end of 5th grade he was ready to enter the 6th grade at grade level. His grades and confidence continued the slowly climb until the end of 7th grade, where he made honor roll for the first time during the last quarter and every quarter since.
He is now a freshman in the high school program, and he is feeling confident with himself as a human being, as a student, as a friend, and as a Catholic. I forgot to mention that during his first year with MRA the teachings of the Catholic faith really struck a cord with him. He pondered the idea of becoming a Catholic for several years until in 7th grade, when he decided it was time to receive all three of his sacraments during Easter Vigil with a few other classmates that were taking the journey. Many students, families and parishioners looking were on. He will tell you that transferring to Mount Royal Academy is the best thing that could have happened to him.
- Griffin/Dufort Family, 1 Freshman enrolled
How does Mount Royal Academy support your own family values? What distinguishes the classical curriculum features at MRA from the Common Core movement in public education?
As Pope John Paul II pointed out in his encyclical, The Splendor of Truth, we live in a time of great moral confusion. False moral systems are being promoted in every imaginable way: from entertainment to education. This moral confusion has allowed evil to become increasingly acceptable and even popular in our society.
One of the most erroneous and subtly dangerous ideas ever is that somehow our faith and any and everything else in life should remain separate. As Catholics, we refused to sit idly by and watch as the Common Core Curriculum distracted our children from that which is most important and in many instances, actually fought against our values.
As parents we felt obligated to take control of our children's education before it took control of them. We refuse to allow God to be removed from the hearths and minds of our Children and have chosen a school that conforms to a higher authority than what society deems appropriate or acceptable.
- McLaughlin family, 2 children enrolled