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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 15 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

    15 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, Art, Astronomy, Calculus, English Composition, English Literature, Geometry, 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)
    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

    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, Cross-country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball, Wrestling

    Arts:

    Studio Arts, Chorus, Drama, Music

    Extracurricular Activities

    Clubs and 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.

    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.