Mt. St. Mary Academy will once again be offering enrichment classes and opportunities in Summer 2018. Course Descriptions and Registration Forms will be coming soon.
Mt. St. Mary Academy Summer program is available for all who are interested. It is not necessary to be enrolled in MSM to participate.
The Spanish program is designed to build a foundation that prepares students for high school. Meanwhile, the unique opportunity to learn a second language broadens horizons and expands understanding of other cultures.
Weekly music classes are grounded in introductory music theory, vocal training, and music appreciation. There is also a daily guided classical music program, provided by Music in the Mountains, in grades K-8. Students in grades 3-8 have the opportunity to participate in our choral ensemble, The Choraleers. The Choraleers rehearse every Wednesday morning before school, and perform at school, parish, and community events, community and diocesan competitions.
St. Patrick’s Children’s Choir is a ministry open to all children, and is a good way to connect to our faith. Practice is held Friday afternoons in the Music Room.
Each teacher, with parent volunteers, conducts art projects throughout the year. Each class is supported by a parent volunteer working as an art docent under a county-run program designed to expose all children to various types of art appreciation and skills.
7th and 8th grade students may take a student leadership role at Mt. St. Mary Academy through Student Council. Student Council serves to promote student leadership by allowing the students an opportunity to voice their ideas through representatives in student government.
The Programming and Robotics Club meets twice a week to learn programming techniques that enable them to program and control robots. Students work with robots that have features such as light detection, object detection, object avoidance, line following, and drawing/sketching.
All grades are active members of the school garden. Students participate by tending to seasonal and perennial crops, composting, vermi-composting, design, and general maintenance. Students run a produce cart stocked with items harvested from the school garden and neighboring farms. Students also participate in a variety of activities through the Sierra Harvest organization including Harvest of the Month, Guest Chef Tasting, and visiting local farms.
Mt. St. Mary Academy also offers programs in athletics, choir, and technology. Information on these programs can be found in the Student Life section.