Maur Hill - Mount Academy

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  • Located in a charming, small Midwestern college town on the banks of the magnificent Missouri River, 45 minutes from Kansas City; Atchison is also home to Benedictine College
  • 218 students (grades 9-12); 9:1 student/faculty ratio; average class size 15 students
  • Coeducational boarding school with religious affiliation - Catholic
  • Once enrolled each student is placed in a House with students from all grades with each house earning points by competing in various intellectual, athletic, artistic and other competitions to win the House Cup; ensuring all students are actively involved.
  • University placement includes Boston College, Johns Hopkins University, among others
  • ESL

What's special?

Hosted international students for more than 75 years | Official SAT and TOEFL testing on campus | Dual-enrollment through Benedictine College

100% including: Boston College, Johns Hopkins University, Notre Dame University, University of California - Los Angeles, University of Pennsylvania

Fast facts

1863
Moderate, cold winter with snowfall
Coed 218 (9-12) students
30% international students
15, Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
23 , 50% with advanced degrees
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9-11
Kansas City, MO (MCI)
Catholic
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Academics

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Advanced placement courses:

Calculus AB, US Government and Politics, US History

Honors courses:

AP 3 Honors 3

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Marking System:

MH-MA uses a 4.0 grading scale (G.P.A.)

Graduation Requirements:

The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

  • English - 4 units (American Literature)
  • Science - 4 units (Biology, Chemistry)
  • Mathematics - 4 units
  • Social Studies - 4 units (US History, American Government)
  • Religion - 4 units (One unit for each year enrolled)
  • Fine Arts - 1 unit (Art, Music or Photography)
  • Foreign Language - 2 units (Two years of one language)
  • PE/Health - 1 unit
  • Electives - 4 units
  • 20 service hours - for each year of attendance at MH-MA
Science class

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Special Programs

Once enrolled each student is placed in a House with students from all grades with each house earning points by competing in various intellectual, athletic, artistic and other competions to win the House Cup; ensuring all students are actively involved

ACT Scores

Average ACT score: 25

SAT Scores

Average SAT score: 1700

Accreditation

Maur Hill - Mount Academy is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

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Studio Arts, Band, Chorus, Drama, Music
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Athletics

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Campus features

The Father Edwin Watson Academic Building which houses 18 classrooms, library, science wing, 2 Apple computer labs, 400+seat auditorium and chapel; the St. Michael's Cafeteria has a 200 person dining hall, banquet and activities area; the St. Leo's Residency Center - boys dormitory with 2 boys per room, 3 lounges, laundry room, kitchen with adult staff on duty at all times; Howard Hall Residency Center - girls dormitory with 1 girl per room, 3 lounges, laundry room, kitchen with adult staff on duty at all times and in the basement activity area: four lane bowling alley, foosball table, air hockey table, pool tables, ping pong tables and more: the John Flynn Athletic Center with weight training and workout facilities, indoor track, team work-out area, and three separate art studios and rooms; The New Gym with basketball, volleyball, weight room, locker rooms, racquetball courts; 3 tennis courts, 2 football fields, 2 soccer fields, baseball field and plenty of space for other fun activities.

Extracurricular activities

  • Art Club
  • Business Club
  • Chess Club
  • Choir
  • Debate Team
  • Drama Club
  • Forensics Club
  • House System
  • International Club
  • Journalism Club
  • Math Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Pep Band
  • Pep Club
  • Photography Club
  • Scholars' Bowl
  • Science Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Video Yearbook
  • Yearbook.
Spanish

Admissions Requirements

2.0

32-44 iBT

Not required

SKYPE

Rolling

ETS 3568

Estimated Costs

$32,600

ESL, uniforms, insurance included in tuition
$500 Dorm Enrollment Fee (1st year only)
$1,000 Student Account

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