Student Life

Getting Involved

Getting Involved!

The school spirit at Mount de Sales Academy is evidenced by three characteristics: mutual respect, personal responsibility, and support for one another and for the school as a whole. These qualities help to build and nurture a sense of belonging for every Mount de Sales girl. Each student’s contribution is valued as important to passing on the spirit of Mount de Sales Academy.

Every student is encouraged to participate in one or more extracurricular activities. While student interests dictate some clubs and activities, others are permanently established. Mount de Sales Academy hosts a chapter of the National Honor Society, and a Student Council affiliated with the Maryland Association of Student Councils.

The Mount de Sales Academy Community welcomes the creativity and the evolving interests of our students by giving them the opportunity to establish new clubs. Every club maintains a faculty or staff moderator who serves as a mentor to the club members and facilitator of club activities.

Ways to Get Involved

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  • Extracurricular Clubs Include:

    • Academy Ambassadors
    • A.C.E. / Architecture, Construction, Engineering
    • Art Club
    • Book Club
    • Cappies 
    • Culinary Arts Club
    • Dance Club
    • Drama Club
    • Dream Club
    • Environmental Club
    • French Club
    • G.I.R.L. Club (Girls' Initiative for Rising Leaders)
    • Global Outreach (GO) Club
    • Golf Club
    • Guardians of Life
    • Latin Club
    • Lighthouse Magazine 
    • Medical Club
    • Mock Trial
    • National History Club
    • Photography and Design Club
    • Sodality 
    • Student Council 
    • Wellies Club
  • Honors Societies Include:

    • National Honor Society
    • National Art Honor Society
    • National Dance Honor Society 
    • National English Honor Society
    • National French Honor Society
    • National Latin Honor Society
    • National Math Honor Society
    • National Science Honor Society
    • National Spanish Honor Society
    • National Math Honor Society
    • Ro Kappa Honor Society (History)
    • Tri-M Music Honor Society
    • International Thespian Society
  • Religious and Service Opportunities Include:

    • Morning Mass
    • Canned Food Drives
    • Weekly Presence and Prayer at the Abortion Clinic
    • Adopting Families for Christmas
    • Mercy Nights
    • Pro-Life March
    • Lenten Projects
    • Retreats
    • Liturgical Music
    • Clean-Up Days
    • Baby Items Collection for the Pregnancy Shelters
    • Bag Lunches for the Homeless
    • Happy Helpers for the Homeless Toiletry Collections
    • Leadership Workshop
    • Living Rosary
    • Fall Festival
    • Homecoming
    • Open House
    • Mount 2000 Retreats

Information on some of the clubs offered at MDSA:

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  • ACE Club

    ACE Club is part of the ACE Mentor Program, a national organization that pairs mentors from the architecture, construction and engineering industries with students in order to complete a design project. Students gain knowledge about the different components of the construction industry, present their final design at the final presentation event and seniors are eligible to apply for ACE scholarships.
  • Dream Club

    The Dream Club is an all-inclusive club whose members seek to celebrate achievements toward the American dream; seek to humbly acknowledge where we, as human beings and in institutions, fall short of that dream; seek to prayerfully work towards making that dream indeed a reality for all; seek to educate ourselves and others about racial, cultural, and ethnic issues; and seek to engage in genuine conversations about how our understanding of race, culture, and ethnicity contribute uniquely to each of our identities as children of God, made in His Divine Image.
  • G.I.R.L Club

    Girls’ Initiative for Rising Leaders
    Our club’s purpose is to provide young women with the needed skills to succeed as leaders while encouraging them to utilize their talents in order to reach their ultimate potential.
    Monthly meetings include workshops, guest speakers, and networking opportunities. We are hoping to partner with the NHS members to plan a Career Day as well.
    Optional service opportunities are available to our members.  In the past two years, several of our Sailors volunteered at Sarah’s House, an organization that aids women and children in need.
    For more information about the G.I.R.L. Club, please contact Sponsor Kim Dignan (         
  • Global Outreach Club

    As a club, G.O. focuses on ways we can live out the mission of service by helping those around us in need. Whether it is service in our home communities, the Mount de Sales Community or the larger community of Maryland and beyond we strive to introduce others to Christ through our actions. We advocate, donate, and serve the needs internationally as well as those in our own neighborhood.
  • Mock Trial

    Mock Trial is an interscholastic competition that gives students the opportunity to learn about legal proceedings and contemporary legal issues in Maryland through friendly competition before professional judges and attorneys. Students receive a case and prepare, with the assistance of attorney coaches, the faculty advisor, and their peers, to argue that case against Mock Trial teams from other public and private schools located in Baltimore & Harford Counties. Participation in Mock Trial increases students' awareness of current issues and hones the skills of argumentation, thinking on one's feet, and public speaking.
  • Photography + Design Club

    Members of this club provide services to other MDSA student groups and organizations through photography and graphic design while exploring their creative side outside of the classroom. Students practice various photography skills to capture MDSA and non-MDSA moments. They also apply their creative, organizational, and Adobe Suite skills to design for various school events.

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  • Photo of Denise Georgieff

    Mrs. Denise Georgieff 

    Dean of Students
  • Photo of Theresa Greene

    Mrs. Theresa Greene 

    Vice Principal of Academic Affairs
    Mount St. Mary’s University - B.A.
    McDaniel College - M.A.

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