Published May 21, 2013
Mount Royal’s annual curriculum fair, this year based on the Church’s celebration of the Year of Faith, was held in the St. Joseph Center from May 10th – 13th. Students applied knowledge from subjects across the curriculum to compile projects relating to the Catholic faith.
Pre-K students showcased their writing skills with stories about saints and nature based projects. The kindergarten class paid homage to biblical men and women of faith through writing, art and costumes. Various aspects of Vatican City were portrayed through written paragraphs, posters, dioramas and other visual projects completed by the first and second grade class. Third and fourth graders authored a class story on seeing Jesus in those around us and celebrated the liturgical year of the Church with posters and written compositions. Fifth and sixth grade students completed drawings and biographies of the pre-kindergarten students they have mentored throughout the year.
Upper school projects were varied, touching upon science, history and theology. Students used blog posts and video interviews to address subjects such as faith and reason, the sanctity of life and the sacredness of marriage. Physics and biology projects were on display, as were historical dioramas.
Projects were enjoyed by both parents and members of the community. Thank you to all of the families who supported the efforts of our students.
Published May 13, 2013
The term “bullying” has worked itself into our colloquial speech in recent years, with good reason. Bullying is recognized to be a prevalent and serious problem among school-aged children and is consequently the subject of numerous websites, public service announcements and anti-bullying campaigns.
Visitors to Mount Royal often comment on the polite and helpful attitude shown by students. It is common to see students holding the door for one another, showing concern if another student is hurt, assisting students younger than themselves. An environment of respect is cultivated and expected…in the classroom, on the athletic field, toward visitors, teachers, parents and classmates alike.
Arguably the most important lessons students learn at Mount Royal are lessons in virtue. Placing an emphasis on kindness, respect, forgiveness, loyalty, responsibility and compassion, and translating those virtues from a hypothetical ideal to every day action is key to ensuring an environment where each child is safe and respected. When a new student walks through the door, he or she is walking into a community where the norm is not to form cliques and harass isolated outcasts, but rather to accept all fellow students as friends equal in dignity and worth.
So why is Mount Royal not encountering the bullying issues that have become all too common in our society? Perhaps because virtue overrides culture and young people are eager to embrace friendship rather than animosity.
Published May 6, 2013
Mount Royal Academy will host an Open House on Saturday, May 11. Interested families may visit the school at anytime between 10:00am – 2:00pm. Staff and current families will be available for tours, presentations, and to answer any questions prospective families may have.
Mount Royal Academy will also have its Curriculum Fair projects on display. Following the directive of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, MRA has adopted the “Year of Faith” as the theme of this year’s fair. Each class has chosen a topic in keeping with the theme, and each child in grades Pre-K-12th has contributed a project.
Parents are invited to an exclusive viewing session on Friday, May 10th from 1:00pm – 2:00pm.
Mount Royal Academy has expanded both its campus and its enrollment. The school’s enrollment has nearly tripled in the past five years. In order to accommodate more students, two new buildings have been added to the campus in the past two years.
“We are so excited about the growth of Mount Royal Academy,” said David Thibault, Headmaster. “Our enrollment is at an all-time high, and we are really looking forward to what the future holds for our school.”
For more information or to schedule a classroom visit at any time, please contact Admissions Director, Derek Tremblay, 603-763-9010, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, check us out on Facebook and join the event.
Published April 25, 2013
General News , Upcoming Events
We have been given the exciting opportunity of hosting Janet Morana as a guest speaker for our high school students on May 6th.
Janet A. Morana serves as the Executive Director of Priests for Life and the Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest mobilization of women and men who have lost children to abortion. Here is a link to her bio: http://www.silentnomoreawareness.org/about/janet.html
She will be giving a talk entitled “Recall Abortion” at 9:00am on May 6th. Mrs. Morana is also going to stay for Mass, eat lunch, and then visit the apologetics class.
We wanted to make you aware of the event in case you have any questions. Her services are a gift of St. Denis parish in Hanover, NH. Mrs. Morana asked the pastor if she could speak with a local school or youth while she visits the parish.
You are more than welcome to attend and invite anyone from the surrounding community that you think might be interested in listening to her talk.
Published April 23, 2013
General News , Upcoming Events
Families and representatives from MRA will be visiting Sacred Heart parish on Sunday, April 28th. Following the 10:00am Mass, MRA’s visiting scholar and distinguished Catholic author Dr. Joseph Pearce will be giving a family catechetical talk entitled “The Three Paths to Faith: The Good, the True and the Beautiful”. Pearce is the renowned biographer of Catholic literary figures such as G.K. Chesterton, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Hilaire Belloc. Pearce has worked extensively on numerous projects throughout his career. He has authored books exploring the affiliations of Shakespeare and C.S. Lewis with the Catholic Church. He has hosted a series on EWTN about Shakespeare’s Faith and is currently filming special documentaries for the network about Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings. Coffee, donuts, and refreshments will be available.