The goals of an MSJ education are to prepare young people—in mind, spirit, and body—for their college opportunity, to become successful participants in their community, and to explore the gift of their spirituality. We strive to educate the whole person, to instill in them a sense of giving back to those who have helped shape them, and to value service as a way of life. Over the past one hundred twenty-five years, Academy graduates have gone on to success in every imaginable field of study, bringing the legacy of their education with them wherever they have gone—around the world, the nation, and the local community.
MSJ offers many opportunities for students to succeed and to prepare them for a higher education. Our goal is to help each student develop the skills needed to meet their potential and to further encourage a love of learning. Our program requires a minimum of 26 credits for graduation. In order to earn a diploma, students must study two years of a foreign language. In addition, students are required to complete 25 hours minimum of Community Service during each of their four years. Our core courses include the following:
Graduation Requirements (Effective with Class of 2017)
English: 4 credits
Social Studies: 4 credits
Mathematics: 4 credits
Science: 4 credits
Religion/Theology: 4 credits
World Language: 2 credits
Fine Arts: 1 credit
Health: .5 credit
Electives: 1.5 credits
*Physical Education: 1 credit
Total credit requirement: 26 credits
*P.E. credit is acquired through participation in Athletics; each season of playing on or managing a sports team counts as .25 credit.
Electives are offered in Fine Arts, English, Math, Social Studies, Science, College Planning and ESL.