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    Maur Hill-Mount Academy ::: Atchison. Kansas ::: Midwest U.S.

    Maur Hill - Mount Academy

    • 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 17 students
    • Coeducational boarding school with relgious 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 competions to win the "House Cup"; ensuring all students are actively involved.
    • University placement includes Boston College, Johns Hopkins University, among others
    • ESL

     

    Founded

    1863

    Climate

    Moderate, cold winter with snowfall

    Student Body

    218 students (grades 9-12); 30% International students 

    Average Class Size

    17 students

    Faculty

    23 faculty; 50% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    9:1

    College Placement

    100% university placement including Boston College, Johns Hopkins University, Notre Dame University, University of California - Los Angeles, University of Pennsylvania among others

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement: Calculus AB, US Government & Politics, US History

    Honors: Calculus, Chemisty, English

    Advanced courses at Benedictine College: Algebra, Anatomy & Physiology, Astronomy, Calculus, English Composition, English Literature, Government, History, Spanish

    Marking System

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

    Programs of Study

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

    English - 4 units
      (American Literature)
    Science - 4 units
      (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
    Mathematics - 4 units
      (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
    Social Studies - 4 units
      (US History, American Government & Economics)
    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 - 3 units

    20 service hours - for each year of attendance at MH-MA

    World Language offered: Spanish

    SAT/ACT Scores: Average SAT score = 1700; Average ACT score = 25

    Accreditation

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

    Athletics

    Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball

    Arts:

    Studio Arts, Chorus, Drama, Music

    Extracurricular Activities

    Clubs and Activities: Band, Choir, Drama Club, Forensics Club, Journalism Club, Math Club, National Honor Society, Photography Club, Scholars' Bowl, Science Club, Students of the World, Yearbook

    Facilities

    Academic Building, Activity center, 6 athletic fields, Auditorim, Dining hall, Gymnasium Indoor swimming pool nearby, Library, Music room with practice rooms, 2 residence halls, Science wing, Tennis courts, Weight room

    ESL

    ESL courses: Fluency A & B, Reading A & B, Writing A & B; TOEFL Prep.