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Mission Statement of Mount St. Joseph Academy

Our mission is to provide a personal, Catholic school community in the heart of Vermont. Founded by the Sisters of St Joseph, Mount St. Joseph focuses on the education of the whole person by integrating spiritual development, academics, extra-curricular activities, and community service into everyday life. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Mount St. Joseph students are self-confident and resolute. Our mission is to create a just world.

Vision statement of Mount St. Joseph Academy

We believe in affirming the goodness and presence of God, that Mount St. Joseph Academy in five years will be the school of choice in the Rutland region for students and families seeking excellence in academic work, spiritual formation, artistic pursuits, athletic development, and a generosity of service to others in the Catholic tradition.

Philosophy of Mount St. Joseph Academy

Mount St. Joseph Academy is a Roman Catholic, state approved secondary school. The Academy is “A Place to Belong” that welcomes all students, and provides a quality education based on Catholic Christian principles.

As an academic community, our main goal is to educate the whole person through intensive curricular, co-curricular, and athletic programs. The Academy invites all students to share their gifts and talents for the betterment of the community and the world.

We believe in the principles of compassion and justice. Mount St. Joseph believes in creating a religious and moral environment where young people grow to a faith-filled, Catholic Christian maturity that helps them to achieve personal wholeness and to provide effective service to others.

Non-Discrimination Statement

It is the policy of Mount St. Joseph Academy not to discriminate in educational programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race, language, sex, age, or handicapping condition under the provisions of Title VI of the 1972 Education Amendments: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the Education of All Handicapped Children Act of 1975.

Approved Independent School Statement

Mount St. Joseph Academy of Rutland, Vermont is an approved and recognized independent school in compliance with Title 16, Chapter 3, Section 166 of Vermont State law. (A copy of this law is available in the MSJ main office.)