At Mount Saint Charles Academy, we take our passion for and knowledge of Catholicism, and put it into practice. The Religious Studies Department at Mount combines spiritual and academic learning, creating an atmosphere where students build relationships through discussion, interactions, and working with one another, demonstrating respect for the beliefs and opinions of others.
It is through our shared prayer, campus ministry activities, and community service that students are called upon to deepen their relationship with God, others and self, and by creating a caring atmosphere, educators encourage students to grow personally and morally by modeling listening skills and productive relationship building.
- First Friday, Holy Day, and student-athlete Masses in the Sacred Heart Chapel, which provides space for quiet reflection
- Communion Breakfasts
- Days of service
- School-wide prayer intentions every morning, before religion class, and lunch
- Students collectively complete more than 7,000 hours of community service every year
- Students take what they are learning through religious studies courses out into the local community by serving in schools, health care facilities, and other venues through the Christian Action Program
“Often, we find that we may be the only champions of the truly good news of God’s love and redemption that the students entrusted to our care may encounter and have the opportunity to interact with on a routine basis. Perhaps our most rewarding moments are the realization of a growth in holiness among our students, a love for God and others, coupled with the freedom to use their talents and abilities to serve and respond to the needs of those less fortunate … We consider it a great privilege to engage with young minds and hearts daily. Education of the whole child a unique opportunity that few experience. We are grateful to work in concert with so many other gifted and rare professionals here at the Academy, and look forward to the vast and exciting future of this exceptional school.” – Deacon Anthony Gagliani