Mt. St. Mary Academy is the oldest continuously operating Catholic school west of the Mississippi. Founded in 1859, Mt. St. Mary Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and proud of a fully credentialed faculty. We enjoy a teacher/student ratio is 1:18. A strong academic foundation is emphasized, as children become engaged in the joy and responsibility of learning as a lifelong process. Using critical thinking and problem solving skills, students are encouraged to develop a discerning eye and to evaluate life experience. Opportunity for self-expression comes through the media of art, music, drama, and technology as students gain skills to live productive lives in the global, digital, and information-based future.