13Nov

Lessons Learned From the Smarter Balanced Test Results

Dear Families, The results of the new standardized test were released this week, accentuating a rather divisive conversation among educators, parents, and legislators. Headlines declare the results indicate 44% of graduates are not "college or career ready". The NH Commissioner of Education went so far as to say the test results are not news; after all, using the results to measure success against Smarter Balance's predecessor - NECAP - is like comparing apples and oranges. The Board of Education is quick to state that these results are not surprising. Virginia Barry and the NH DOE classified...

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10Nov
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Annual Veterans Luncheon Encourages Remembrance and Service

Today marked the 8th Annual Veterans Luncheon at Mount Royal Academy. We would like to extend a special thank you to the parent volunteers, students, and teachers. It is true, we should never forget the sacrifices of others, and each year we take this opportunity to commemorate veterans.  

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13Oct

Virtue of the Month - Foresight

This article on the was written by Mitchell Kalpakgian who teaches High School Humanities at Mount Royal Academy. The Virtue of Foresight Just as God in His Divine Providence foresees man’s needs and plans for them, man too needs to be provident—to be far-seeing, to think ahead, to be mindful of consequences, and to realize that the outcome of the future depends on the choices of today. Created in God’s image, man imitates God by providing for others and acting with prudence about the future with the virtue of foresight. For example, God’s all-wise plan for life--envisioning a child’s needs--...

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01Oct

Gala Celebration at Mount Royal Academy

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                        October 01, 2015 SUNAPEE, New Hampshire - The public is warmly invited to the Gala Celebration of Mount Royal Academy's renewed music program on Thursday, October 15, at 7:30pm in the Saint Joseph Center at Mount Royal Academy. There will be an opera singer, a Chicago-based pianist described by the Wall Street Journal as, "particularly impressive," and a dessert reception.  The evening's events are a gift to the public by the music program's benefactors; admission is free to all and no tickets are required. The arrival of a new grand piano accen...

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16Sep

Back to School Message from the Headmaster

Dear Families, First off, I just want to thank you all for your patience and positive feedback as we begin another school year. On the first day of school the student body gathered to pray a rosary. As we were praying the rosary, I asked Our Lady for inspiration. It occurred to me that I had nothing prepared to say to the students, and then suddenly it hit me - dynamics and dignity. No school year is ever the same as before. Each new year features different dynamics: new classroom arrangements, new faces, and new phases of maturation. In spite of outward changes, the inward dignity of each chi...

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11Aug
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Ice Cream Social and Open House August 27th

Please join us for our annual Ice Cream Social and Open House on Thursday, August 27th from 5pm-7pm. It will be a great opportunity to: reconnect with each other catch-up on the summer’s activities meet and greet new families and teachers get excited for the upcoming school year Volunteers and donations are needed and greatly appreciated! Contact Matt McMenaman for more details (mmcmenaman@mountroyalacademy.com or 763-9010)

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20Jul

New Faculty Member Announcement

Mount Royal Academy is pleased to announce the hiring of a new faculty member. Mr. Simeon Morrow, a professional orchestral conductor, recently relocated to the Lake Sunapee region. He is an experienced and highly qualified music instructor who spent several years training and teaching in various parts of the world. Mr. Morrow possesses a bold vision for the role of music in the evangelization and formation of the culture. We are blessed with the gift of his passion and talents. Mr. Morrow will serve our students as a full time faculty member in two capacities: as Music Director and teach...

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14Jul

Mount Royal Academy Receives Accreditation from NAPCIS

The National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS) Mount Royal Academy is pleased to announce that in June 2015, the school received accreditation from the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools (NAPCIS). NAPCIS applies rigorous standards of excellence in academics and Catholic identity to accredit private catholic schools across the country. Headmaster Derek Tremblay stated, “I am so thankful for all of the faculty and parents who contributed to the process. This was a truly reflective exercise in which we were able to look backward,...

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13Jul

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Mitchell Kalpakgian

  It is such an honor to be able to count Dr. Mitchell Kalpakgian among our faculty. Anyone who even briefly glances at the faculty page on our website will no doubt be impressed by the wide-ranging accomplishments of all who comprise the academic staff at Mount Royal Academy. However, Dr. Kalpakgian represents the cream-of-the-crop in terms of a classical liberal arts education. Born and raised in New England by Armenian immigrants, Dr. Kalpakgian earned his B.A. in English from Bowdoin College, his M.A. in English from the University of Kansas, and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He...

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06Jul

Mount Royal Academy Announces 4th Quarter Academic Honors

Mount Royal Academy has announced Academic Awards for the 4th Quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. Thirty-Seven students earned a position on the Headmaster’s List with a 4.0 average for the 4th quarter. More than half of the student body attained Honor Roll recognition; placing on the Headmaster’s List, the High Honors List (no more than one B), or the Honors List (no more than one C). In total, 115 students received Academic Honors. Grade 1 Headmaster’s List: Francis Fryckoski, Taylor Goodspeed, Caitlin Richardson, Grace Thibault, Bella Wallace High Honors: Audrey Wenger Honors:...

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