Letter from the Principal

Welcome! Since 1852 young women have been traveling up the hill to the doors of this Academy on the Mount. Its history is rich with the great care of the Visitation sisters, who first designed the building and then mentored the students within its walls. In 1985, the Dominican sisters came to staff the school, integrating their charism of truth and love into the Visitation charism which values knowledge taught in the context of culture and spirituality.

First and foremost our mission is about a person, Jesus Christ. Here, each student seeks for the fullness of life and becomes the young woman God is calling her to be. This includes forming her into a lifelong learner through experiences committed to academic excellence. She knows that she is able to contribute to her community here at Mount de Sales Academy and to the world through service and respect for every human person, beginning with herself.

This mission is timeless, and the Mount de Sales Academy community thrives on. We have been on the Catholic High School Honor Roll every year since its inception in 2004, the only school in the nation to be such. Renovation of the historic Music Hall and new facilities such as a synthetic turf Lacrosse/Soccer/Field Hockey/Softball field allow our students to fully develop their talents in the arts and athletics. College preparatory, honors, and Advanced Placement classes meet a variety of academic needs while challenging even the strongest of students.

From this hill, our alumnae go all over the world, using what they have gained to make a positive difference in the world. Come visit our campus and experience for yourself this dynamic community.

In Christ,
Sister Mary Raymond, O.P.

Board of Trustees

List of 2 items.

  • Executive Committee

    Lynda Geier Mules ’77 P’05 ’13

    Sister Mary Raymond Thye, O.P.


    William Glover P’15
    Vice President

    Kate Ohlmacher McAuliffe '02


    Peggy Stromberg  Pasquarella ‘81
  • General Board

    • Matt Brady P’26
    • Thomas Brinker P'16 '20
    • Larraine Clark P'02
    • Reverend Michael DeAscanis
    • Timothy Dignan P'12 '14
    • Christopher Donahue P'26
    • Paul M. Finamore P'11, '16
    • Lindsey Gallagher  
    • Christopher Giermek P ’14 ’17 ’19 ‘25
    • Julie Simon Gilless '94
    • Gregory J. Morgan Sr.
    • Reverend Brian Nolan
    • Anna Binette O'Day '05
    • Reverend Michael J.P. Roach

Mount de Sales Academy intends to prepare our graduates to be:

List of 5 items.

  • Morally Grounded

    • She is rooted in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
    • She is able to defend and live her faith in a joyful manner.
    • She knows how to apply moral principles based on a well-formed conscience.
    • She values the dignity of human life.
    • She is able to think for herself and to be a good decision maker.
    • She has a strong sense of social justice.
  • Academically Competent

    • She is academically prepared and proficient.
    • She can communicate effectively in oral and written format.
    • She is a life-long learner.
  • Civically Responsible

    • She is a leader with a strong moral compass.
    • She is an active and responsible citizen.
    • She values loyalty to her faith, family, school and community.
  • Mentally and Physically Balanced

    • She is able to balance commitments.
    • She values physical and emotional wellness.
    • She sets realistic goals and accepts challenges with confidence.
  • Personally and Socially Well Developed

    • She is socially confident, poised, reliable and responsible.
    • She is self-motivated and generous of spirit.
    • She is empathetic and respectful.
    • She is committed to making a positive difference in the world.

Mount de Sales Academy

Academic Excellence in the Catholic Tradition