MDSA named in the Top 50 Catholic High School Honor Roll!

The Cardinal Newman Society announced the winners of the Catholic High School Honor Roll this week and Mount de Sales Academy is proud to be named among the top 50. Since 2004, the Honor Roll has recognized excellence in the Catholic Identity, Academics and Civic Education at Catholic high schools across the United States.

Mount de Sales Academy is the only school in Maryland recognized for overall excellence in all three Honor Roll categories and has received this distinctive award each year since 2004. Principal Sister Mary Thomas, O.P. stated "This award is very exciting to us because it represents more than just academic excellence. It characterizes our students’ faith formation and how they live out that faith in the civic community.  We are so proud of our faculty, staff and students."

Mrs. Theresa Greene, Vice Principal of Academic Affairs added, "This honor highlights the dedication, faith and excellence of our faculty and staff in carrying out the mission of our school. It is a testimony to the unquenchable desire our society has for moral truth and faith.  This distinction also carries with it a responsibility to not waver with the culture but continue forming our girls in moral and social responsibility as well as academic excellence". The students were told about the award after a joyous afternoon of big sister/little sister activities and will receive a dress down day where they will be allowed to show their "Sailor pride" by wearing blue and white or Mount de Sales Academy logo wear.

"Since competition began in 2004, the Honor Roll has been a helpful tool for administrators, families, and benefactors in recognizing the quality of a Catholic high school," said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society. "The Honor roll schools are a reminder that Catholic education is getting better every day – not only academically, but in the renewal of Catholic identity – and we are delighted to see the increased level of competition among the schools that participated in the program this year."

The Catholic High School Honor Roll was created by The Acton Institute in 2004. The Cardinal Newman Society assumed the program this year, consistent with its mission of helping Catholic families and promoting faithful Catholic education. Please visit for more information. To see a list of the 50 schools, please visit


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