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Mount Assisi Academy School

Private | 9-12 | 67 students

 

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Posted June 12, 2014

well since they thru girls under bus by closing it isn't very good. all was good till new president came and her plans failed school. all talk no action
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2013

I am a parent at MAA and my whole family is apart of the school! The principal knows my whole family. She even knows the grandparents! MAA is like a second home. My girls need to work hard and study nightly. Isn't that what every parent wants? We are paying for our daughters to get a top notch education. We all have to work together in order for our daughters to grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually. God Bless Mount Assisi Academy may you be around for my great-granddaughters!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

I am a new student at Mount Assisi this year and I LOVE this school! I was shy and nervous but the girls accepted me right away. The teachers are real patient. I don't do well in math and my math teacher took time out and sat with me for a half hour everyday until I got the material. I went from a D to an A average! I had to put in the work too! You can't expect the teachers to do all the work. I also have made a great group of friends who I have a lot of fun with and treat me great! Also, my parents don't make a lot of money and we don't participate in everything and I still get a lot of attention! In fact I got 6 awards at our underclassman awards ceremony. Some people get mad and blame the school for their daughter failing. Well the school can't make you do your homework. We have a responsibility too and MAA raises us to be Independent leaders! I am so grateful for everything I have been taught. I am also grateful for the morals that have been instilled in us. I respect myself and others and that is how every human being should act. I love MAA and I would never want to be at any other school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2013

I have just read some of the reviews and cannot disagree more! I have had 3 daughters attend Mount Assisi and you cannot underestimate the importance of an all girls school! My daughters have succeeded academically and scored very well on the ACT as well as obtained scholarships for all the colleges they applied to. They have grown in their faith and been given numerous opportunities for sharing their talents through charitable endeavors and leadership roles. They have made good friends who share our family values. Since it is a small school, they have played every sport they tried out for. In response to the school demanding money all the time- that is untrue. Many families receive financial aid and numerous allowances are made for those with financial hardships. Tuition is lower than other Catholic schools, there are no mandatory fundraising obligations, and attendance at fundraising activities (Comedy Night, Gala, etc.) is not required like at other schools. We also have far less fundraising activities than other schools. When my family was experiencing an unforeseen financial hardship, they were understanding and found a way to help us. We have been extremely happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2013

Not happy at all with the outcome of this school. Many girls failing classes, teachers not caring. The school is very small and you think you go there for the attention you would recieve if you don't understand your classes, guess again. No help, waiting lists, drama, bullying and it all comes down to no one cares! Please do yourself a favor and look into other local schools. When choosing classes it is either A or B meaning you are either academic or not, there is no in between. No communication between faculty and parents. If you want to fail and continue to fail, this school is for you. As far as the girls that end up going to College-when you have a school with enrollment under 50 kids per class year-how hard is it to have a high percentage of girls going to college? I tell no lies here, I give fair warning-look into other schools!


Posted May 7, 2013

Hi i'm currently a freshman at Mt.Assisi Academy, my high school experience here is the worst. Since i have walked threw the doors of this school i have been attacked by the staff and some upper classmen. I am disappointed at the school for how they are running this school , if you have your child shadow here please remind them that they haven't seen it all until they actually attend school here .You never know what a school is like until you walk threw those doors on your first day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2013

Please don't judge the school based on a couple rare disgruntled parents. They have personal issues with the administration. No school is perfect but we are very happy at MAA. There are many happy girls and parents that attend the school. We are by no means rich but manage to pay our way and have never been chastised about not giving more. My girls had their choice of what school to attend. They wanted to go to MAA. And if they wanted to transfer they would have that option also. They love their school and will not leave it or their friends. We have met many wonderful people there over the last few years. The president, principle and assistant principle have always been open to discuss things if we had a problem and have been most helpful. They really care about transforming the little girls that come in as freshman to successful young women who will succeed in college. If you have the opportunity to attend an open house or other function do not pass it up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

Unless you have hundreds and hundreds of dollars to donate to this school, don't send your kids here. They center all around money and if you don't support them, they will find a way to punish your child. They will push and push to get money out of you. And they favor those students who do support the school and give money to the school and they obviously show it. I would recommend looking at different schools in the area, unless, like I said, you have tons and tons of money to give freely to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2013

this school does nothing but look for money from the students. they are very sneaky in finding their money. the money that they collect from students does not benefit them at all. for example, the walkathon money was used for a colored printer that was put in the office and not even teachers are allowed to use. our students are not paying thousands of dollars for the schools needs. if we are asked of so much money, it can at least benefit the students in some way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2012

I am a 1986 graduate of Mt. Assisi. It was a great school and prepared me for college. I am a success in my profession, which involves leadership, and I have Mt. Assisi Academy to thank for that. If you found yourself not ready for college, it was the fault of the student not the instituion. Thank You MAA!


Posted May 19, 2012

I am just finishing my freshman year at MAA and i absolutely loved it!!! I can't wait to come back next year! The teachers are great and are always there when you have a question. They will come early before school and stay after at anytime if a student needs help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2012

Mt. Assisi Academy is a great little school with a lot of heart and soul!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 26, 2012

I have the pleasure of working at Mount Assisi Academy. I have worked at other Catholic Schools and it does not begin to compare to Mount Assisi. MAA instills confidence and morality in the girls. What makes Mt. Assisi unique to other schools is that we believe that every girl should be involved and active in sports or clubs during the "crucial teenage years." We believe that having an active student makes for a well-rounded young adult. Our BEAUTIFUL campus is breathtaking and safely tucked away in Lemont, IL. all of our teams practice on 60 acres of land! We truly are a family here. We have some young and new staff and faculty this year and we are looking forward to all the exciting changes that will be in place for the 2012-13 school year!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 26, 2012

My daughter wanted a high school that was not too large but had a lot to offer. Mt Assisi was a perfect fit. Everyone knows everyone and there is no drama. The administration is awesome too and has assisted us in many differnt ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

Mount Assisi is a great place to go to school, but I wouldn't reccomend it for people who are serious about following a career in either math or science. There is basically no qualified science department (except Dr. Ross) and if you're not in honors math you're treated like you have a learning disability. Another serious problem with the curriculum is the Academic Track (or average classes). Many of the classes (especially underclassmen English) are extremely dumbed down. Senior English with Ms. Dargis is a total joke. AP English with Ms. Egdorf is a good class, but her sophomore class is horrible. All of Ms. Kane's classes are very good, though. So, basically, if you're really serious about learning and being prepared when you get to college, don't come to Mount Assisi.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

While Mt. Assisi may be a good school for some girls, it is not a good choice for girls who are serious about academics. After graduating and going on to a pretty good four year university, i was way way behind my fellow students. To say Mt. Assisi prepared me for college is a joke. The sciene department is completely ridiculous. The only area I think I was adequately prepared in was in English, and that being only because I took AP english my senior year. To get any sort of academic preparation out of Mt. Assisi the student really has to push themselves, and take all honors classes, which are probably on par with regular classes at most public highschools. Case in point, dont go here if you actually want to excell in college or at least be competitive with other students!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

Great school! It's small and every student really gets personalized attention.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2008

I just graduated from 'MAA' and I absloutely loved it. I went to public schools for most of my life and in my Sophomore year of High School I decided to go to a smaller school because I wasn't learning too much at my old school. Mount Assisi is a great school filled with wonderful people from the teachers and students to the bus drivers and the other faculty. Its just an all around amazing school. Plus you can't beat the view from the top of the hill!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2008

I went to Mount Assisi Academy and it was a great decision for me. I had a lot of help getting me ready for college and everyone is so nice. I probably will be sending my children there, when I get older. It has only been a couple of years since I graduated from MAA, and I am doing great because of the school. Great School!


Posted April 1, 2006

The 'Mount' as it is affectionately called, is a great college prep school. Students do not get 'lost in the crowd', there is a lot of one on one. Young women are empowered to be the best they can be! Faculty is great with a stong emphasis on faith and service. Great academic program and sports opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


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Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 51%
Hispanic 13% 24%
Two or more races 13% 3%
Black 2% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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  • Sr. Mary Francis Werner
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13860 Main Street
Lemont, IL 60439
Phone: (630) 257-7844

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