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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
1645 Us Highway 22
Watchung, NJ 07069
Telephone
(908) 757-0108

Applying

Application Deadline
December 1
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$20,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Mount Saint Mary Academy

Mount Saint Mary Academy is a Catholic, independent school that provides an exemplary college preparatory education for young women in grades 9 through 12. As a sponsored work of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, the Mount is rooted in the Mercy Core Values of justice, respect, integrity, compassion, and service. For over 100 years, the Mount has inspired young women to become their best selves and remains a place where innovation shapes the learning environment while timeless values serve as the foundation. The Mount is dedicated to the education of the entire person, with high academic standards, an emphasis on spiritual growth, and a multitude of extracurricular opportunities.

Mount Saint Mary Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1280
71 responses
Average ACT
29
66 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Junior-Freshman Big/Little Sisters
    20%
  • Dressing up for Halloween
    18%
  • Christmas Time Events
    16%
  • Catholic schools week
    13%
  • Junior Ring Mass
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    11%
  • Dances!
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
330
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$126,250
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,479
National
$949
Median Home Value
$752,700
National
$184,700

Mount Saint Mary Academy Reviews

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Third, it is very hard to get into the classes you want if you simply do not have the exact grade then you are immediately shut down and have to go through a lengthy appeal process. Mount also asks for money from students and parents CONSTANTLY to complete projects that may not even happen in the distant future. They recently had a campaign that the students would donate money to the school and the school would send the parents a letter praising the students generosity. The donation request concept is absolutely ridiculous considering they also call our houses asking for money and send out a booklet to the whole school on whos family donated how much. The technology in the classrooms (besides the laptops) is extremely outdated.
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I've really enjoyed my last four years at the Mount. Although it took a while to adapt to a new high school setting and find a group of people that I shared common interests with, I found the best ways to make my experience memorable were through getting very involved. If you do not participate in either sports or extra-curricular activities, it will definitely be more difficult to truly feel like a part of the community.

The majority of the teachers here are extremely helpful, and encourage coming by during free time to help you with things that you may have trouble with. There were few instances where I had trouble with teachers, whether it be related to exams, classwork, miscommunication, etc.

Classes are adequately challenging, but the workload is not overwhelming.
There is a great variety of clubs and teams to participate in at Mount.

While there are ups and downs to every school, I'm really glad that, in the end, I chose Mount.
As a current student of The Mount I am not completely pleased with all they supposedly have to offer. First, the lunch is on the rotating schedule and is just the same unhealthy, overpriced and fast food every week. The salads and wraps are the "healthier" options but are not good quality. The food is way over priced in the cafeteria along with the drinks. Second, apparently if there isn't a club or a team that you want then you can start it yourself. This is false because when you try to pass an idea by the administration they simply are not receptive, ignore your emails, and simply shut down many ideas.