Admissions

Accepted Students

Welcome to the Mount de Sales Academy family!

We wish you the best of luck as your complete your eighth-grade school year and we are looking forward to the fall when you will join with your classmates as the Class of 2023! Here you will find important information for accepted students such as upcoming events, necessary forms, and how to keep in touch. The Course Selection Packet was handed out to all incoming freshmen at the Accepted Students Night on February 26. If you were unable to attend, your packet will be mailed to the address listed on your student’s application.
 

Important Forms: Due March 13

Address your forms/envelopes to the Admissions Office!
  • Email to admissions@mountdesales.org
  • Mail to Mount de Sales Academy – Admissions at 700 Academy Road, Catonsville, MD 21228
  • Drop off at the reception desk

List of 3 items.

  • Placement Testing

    Placement Testing –Click here to sign up.

    We offer placement testing in Math, English, Social Science, Science and Foreign Language

    If your student cannot attend the March 13 or 16 placement test dates, please contact the appropriate department chair (see side bar for contact information).

    Math Placement Test – REQUIRED
    • All incoming freshmen must register to take a Math placement test.
    • All incoming freshmen must give the Math Verification Form to their current math teacher - This form is due by March 10. It is also available on our MDSA website under the Admissions “Accepted Students” tab.

    A note about Math placement: To ensure proper math placement we offer three different placement tests:

    Concepts Test: for students who have or are taking Math 8 or Pre-Algebra; or for a student who is currently taking Algebra I and needs more skill acquisition. Determines Algebra I placement. Students MAY NOT use a calculator on this test.

    Algebra Test: for students who have or are taking Algebra I; student scores consistently well in math. Determines placement for Algebra 1, Integrated Geometry, Geometry or Honors Geometry. Students MAY NOT use a calculator on this test.

    Algebra/Geometry Test: for students who have taken Algebra I and Geometry and consistently score well. Determines if the student has enough Algebra I and Geometry foundation to move into Algebra II. Calculators allowed.

    Foreign Language Placement Test – REQUIRED
    Students who have taken more than one year of the language they are selecting OR have speaking experience in that language, MUST take a placement test in that language.

    English/Social Science Placement Test – OPTIONAL
    Prerequisites to place into Honors English and/or Honors Social Science are:
    • Consistent A average in Language Arts and History courses
    • Scored Above Average or within the 90th percentile on previous standardized testing
    • MDSA Placement Test which shows an advanced ability in writing
    • This placement test consists of a writing sample and is used for both English and Social
    Science Placement Test -OPTIONAL
    Prerequisites for Honors Biology are:
    • Consistent A average in Science and Language Arts courses
    • Above Average Math scores on previous standardized testing
    • MDSA Science Placement Test which shows an advanced knowledge of science
  • Course Selection

    The Mount de Sales curriculum challenges each student at her individual ability in every subject area. Each level (Level 1, Level 2 and Honors) is college-preparatory and thoroughly prepares our students for admission into national four-year colleges and universities. Please view the 2019-2020 Course Catalog here.
  • Stay Connected

    • Please enjoy our publication, View from the Cupola, online or in the mail (new families will begin receiving a mailed copy of the magazine in the fall).
    • Visit our website often and be sure to check out the News & Events sections.
    • Read the weekly Sailor Mail email and the bi-weekly Parents' Club Newsletter. All enrolled families will be included in these electronic mailings using email addresses from the admissions application. New families will begin receiving these messages after Easter Break.
    • Attend the monthly Parents’ Club meetings, held at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the Bird Room (meeting room across the hall from the school lobby).
    • Like the Mount de Sales Academy Facebook page.
    • Follow us on Twitter @MDSAhighschool.
    • Follow us on Instagram @Mountdesalesacademy.
    • Questions? Call our front desk at 410.744.8498 and the receptionist will direct you to the appropriate party.
    • Visit our Sailor Shop! Click here to view the Sailor Shop hours and information.

Uniform Measurement

New families are invited to Uniform Measurement on Saturday, March 16, from 9:30 a.m.-noon in the cafeteria. FlynnO’Hara Uniforms staff will be on site to measure students for sizing, and current students will be available to answer questions. No purchase is necessary, and this event is optional; families may also order online or at the MDSA FlynnO’Hara location in Glen Burnie.

Click here to view the event flier.
 
Click here for examples of outfitting a new student’s uniform.
If you have specific questions, please see the name and contact information below for each department chair.

Math
Sr. Peter Verona
spv@mountdesales.org

Science
Suzanna Ribblett
sribblett@mountdesales.org

English
Helen Hufford
hhufford@mountdesales.org

Social Science
Liz Johnson
ejohnson@mountdesales.org

Foreign Language
Judy Campbell
jcampbell@mountdesales.org

Fine Arts
Eileen Clements
eclements@mountdesales.org

Religion
Sr. Maris Stella
srms@mountdesales.org

Physical Education
Kelly Cardall
kcardall@mountdesales.org

Sacred Heart and Guidance
Mary Jo Puglisi
mjpuglisi@mountdesales.org

Mount de Sales Academy

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