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Mount De Sales High School

Private | 9-12 | 503 students


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Posted September 19, 2013

this school was amazing. It teaches you to be a leader and a stronger more independent woman. Was it diverse? LOL no there where only 10 black girls when I went. However, it showed me how to deal with all types of women and people for that matter. This schol is hard but it gets you ready for college. If you honestly find something wrong with that then high school might not be for you. Good luck to you future sailors. " Do you know why we are sailors? Just because we sail off to different places and far away lands, you always come home! "
—Submitted by a student

Posted July 28, 2013

I WOULD recommend Mount de Sales. Mount de Sales is a college preparatory school so of course classes are going to be harder but it's truly worth it. I've learned more at Mount de Sales than at my former public school. At the school I used to attend classes were easy and it wasn't difficult to achieve an A on any test or quiz. Mount de Sales pushes you further in your studies and challenges you along the way. Yes, we might get a lot of homework, but we have extended homerooms and study halls that allow us to do homework in. Usually, I come home with thirty minutes to one hour of written homework which isn't bad at all. We do have groups but everyone gets along and you can talk to anyone without them ignoring you. In religion class, the teachers aren't sexist about girls. The class is bringing us closer to God and teaches us about the role of a woman. The role is to be a mother through parenthood, sisterhood, etc. Not to "be a servant to men" Men and woman are equal in God's eyes. The school does take sports team seriously. A new turf field was put in for the athletes, and many sports banquets are put together to "honor" (Im not sure if that's the right word) all athletes.
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Posted July 25, 2013

I would not recommend Mount de Sales to anyone who wants a true high school experience. After my freshmen year, I had two good teachers. Classes are extremely hard, over the top, and I spend 4-5 hours a day and even more on weekends doing homework, on top of sports. I am a big athlete, but the sports here are uncompetitive and the school does not take them seriously. The school itself is falling down, and it is not big enough for the number of students it holds. Unlike others claim, the girls do form clique-like groups, and they do not have a sisterly environment. Unless you have a brother or a close friend who is a boy, there is no way to meet anyone new. In religion class, we learned all about rules of the church, and it drove me away from Catholicism. The teachers are sexist against girls; they only think we are to marry a man, "be their servant" (an actual quote from religion class), and reproduce. If you have a belief that contradicts theirs, you are not allowed to express it. I am definitely planning to transfer out. Not worth the money.
—Submitted by a student

Posted December 21, 2010

It's the perfect school for anyone who wants to feel welcome and feel like they're part of the family. The day I shadowed there, and now as I'm attending, I know this was one of the best decisions I've made.
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Posted December 20, 2010

I'm currently a freshman at Mount de Sales, and I really like it. My mom attended the school, and so, it was great when I got accepted. There is a lot of diversity at this school and the girls are friendly overall. I also enjoy MdSA's focus on morality and Catholic values. The teachers are all very kind and caring, which encourages the Catholic faith that is so important to the school. We are constantly participating in pro-life activities like March for Life, and through this pro-life attitude, the teachers help to convey the great value of the human person. The sports teams are phenomenal, as are the academics. Mount de Sales offers a wide range of extra-curriculars and clubs. There is always something fun going on at this school, so we never have a dull day. The environment is very nice, and the people are caring, friendly, and helpful. I thoroughly enjoy attending such a fine school.
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Posted December 12, 2007

I'm currently a freshman at MDS, and I love it! It is the best school in Maryland if you are looking for a Catholic environment. We have been nominated a top 50 Catholic high school in the nation for 4 years running!
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Posted October 16, 2007

I love being a student at Mount de Sales. It's not just a school, it's a family.
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Posted January 25, 2006

I graduated from Mount De Sales in 2001. I'm very proud to have went there and know that it has been instrumental in making me the person I am today. Teachers and faculty are attentive, sometimes even tough, but all for good reason. My classmates and I learned the value of discipline and hardwork, earning millions of dollars in scholarships by graduation. Don't get me wrong, everyone there was also kind and approachable. Many of us became very close with the sisters and with teachers. But more than anything, the school gives you faith and values. Even if you aren't catholic, like myself, the basic tenants of Catholicism, especially love and tolerance, are invaluable to ANY developing student. I highly recommend this school, and hope to send my daughters there someday!
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 6, 2004

My daughter just graduated from this high school! It is fantastic! The leadership of the administration, the quality of the teachers and the school itself are beyond reproach! They push the girls hard to learn and encourage them to be the best! The sisters that run the school are firm but sensitive caretakers and mentors to the girls. My daughter wants to be a dentist and the education she has received here has prepared her very well for the rigors of pre-med and med school. The school is steeped in a tradition that dates back over 150 years. There are many sports activities and extra curricular activities for the girls. This school routinely has the most scholastic scholarship money awarded to its graduates every year in the Baltimore area. I highly recommend this school! Kevin Massey, daughter- Angela, Class of '04.
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Posted June 7, 2004

Mount de Sales Academy for Girls (MDSA) is tops. We sent our two daughters there a few years ago. One, very gifted, graduated with enough AP credits to begin her sophomore year in college. The other, average throughout elementary and high school, soared to success in college with top grades and a student leadership position. Both girls were well prepared at MDSA. The school is very, very Catholic. The young ladies are poised, polite and pleasant. After graduation one year, several MDSA girls went to Ocean City for Senior week, as do almost all in our area. The MDSA girls went to Mass on Sunday while they were there. This says it all in terms of religious training. Excellence si expected and achieved. It is not unusual for all of the girls in an AP class to score a 5 on the exam. The college scholarship list is also very long.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 42%
Hispanic 3% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Black 0% 35%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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700 Academy Road
Baltimore, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 744-8498


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