Maur Hill – Mount Academy

Maur Hill – Mount Academy is a Catholic, international, college prep, boarding and day school that has been educating and inspiring young men and women in the Benedictine traditions since 1863.

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Maur Hill - Mount Academy

Maur Hill – Mount Academy

Maur Hill-Mount Academy is a co-educational, Catholic, Benedictine, college preparatory high school created from the merger of two long established single-sex schools. Maur Hill Prep was established in 1919 by the monks of St. Benedict’s Abbey to educate young men, and Mount St. Scholastic Academy was established in 1863 by the Benedictine Sisters to educate young women. The schools merged in 2003 to unify their strengths and provide the greatest benefit to the students.

Mission Statement

Maur Hill-Mount Academy is a Catholic, international, college preparatory school educating young men and women in the Benedictine tradition.


    • Founded in 1863: A leading college prep boarding and day school with over 150 years of tradition in education, founded by the Benedictine Monks and Sisters.
    • Mascot: Ravens
    • Benedictine Motto: Ora Et Labora (Pray and Work)
    • Global Education: A diverse school with 9 states and 17 countries represented. Students are challenged, compete and learn from each other on a global scale.
    • 200 Students: 9th-12th grades, boys & girls, boarding & day, college bound, ADD friendly, transfer students and all faiths are welcomed.
    • Variety of Courses: A curriculum set to challenge/support each student as they prepare for college.Regular, honors, AP, and college credit courses available.
    • Achieving Goals: Developing skills and habits to become a better student, or seeking acceptance into a top University, an array of goals are set.
    • Average Class Size: Small classes, hands on learning, and after school academic support. Evening study halls and grade tracking for boarding students.
    • 2015 Grads: 100% continued into college, entering 30+ different schools across the US. Nearly 20% scored a 30 or higher on the ACT.
    • Other milestones in school history include:
      • 1967 — St. Leo’s Dormitory is built named after Leo Hulseman of the Solo Cup Company.
      • 1970 — Howard Hall, named after Howard McCullough, of the Brunswich Corporation, is built.
      • 1973 — St. Michael’s Cafeteria was completed honoring the contribution of Michael Murphy. Mexican Sisters had served the school since 1949 and the cafeteria supplied new housing for the nuns. The old cafeteria building, the former Midland College Building was used for the art department until it was demolished in 1980.
      • 1976 — St. Joseph’s Hall was named in honor of Joseph Carrigan and under the patronage of St. Joseph the Worker.
      • 1994 — Father Edwin retires after over 40 years of service to Maur Hill Prep School.


International Students

  • Intensive ESL Summer Program – Program Information
    (July – August)
    12-19 year olds accepted
    Designed for students studying in the US for the first time and needing to build their English level. Also geared for students as they prepare for the TOEFL exam. Students that attend can remain on campus to enter the school year, which begins just a few days after the Summer session ends. This program coincides with immersion activities in the evenings and weekends to ensure cultural experiences.
  • English Camp (Mexico/Latin America)- Summer Program
    (July – August)
    Ages: 12-19 years old
    Ideal for students namely from Mexico and Latin American countries that want to study English and immerse in the US culture for 5 weeks. Length of program can be adjusted per request. Students typically return home after the session. This program coincides with immersion activities in the evenings and weekends to ensure cultural experiences are had.
  • High school diploma program (Apply)
    (Regular School Year: August-May)
    Ages: 12-19 years old
    Grades: 9th-12th
    A college preparatory curriculum for international students, with ESL support as needed. The program is designed to provide the challenge and support for a student to continue their education into University after graduation. 98% of MH-MA graudates go direclty into University.
  • One Year Study Program    (Apply)
    (Regular School Year: August – May)
    Ages: 12-19 years old
    Grades: 9th – 12th grades
    A long tradition of families from Mexico and Latin American countries have sent their children to MH-MA for a year of study abroad. Students are accepted just as a regular applicant, but with the knowledge that the student will be returning home at the end of the school year. Maur Hill – Mount Academy will support the family and school in the student’s respective country in order to validate grades. In most cases this means ensure an acceptable course schedule followed by an official transcript at the end of the year with an Apostille.
  • ESL Program & Support
    There are 3 levels of support available for students on the High school diploma program; Beginner (I), Intermediate (II), and Advanced (III). This program is incorporated with an international students academic schedule to ensure the necessary English support is provided. All international students upon arrival will take an English proficiency to determine class placement.


International Students (2016-17)  
Annual Payment $30,750   Due Aug. 1st
Semester Payment Option    
1st Payment $18,500 Due Aug. 1st
2nd Payment $13,250 Due Dec. 1st
Spring Entry (January)
Semester Payment $18,500 Due Jan. 1st
Application Fee $100 Initial Fee Due When Applying
Security Deposit $500 Initial Fee Due If Accepted; I-20 Then Express Mailed
Fr/So/Jr Class Fee —– —— Included In Tuition
Senior Grad Fee —– —— Included In Tuition
Uniforms —– —— Included In Tuition
ESL Expenses —– —— Included In Tuition
Insurance —– —– Included In Tuition
ACT/SAT & TOEFL Prep Courses —– —— Included in Tuition
Boarding Fees (Living in Dorms) —– —— Included In Tuition
Meals (3 meals a day) —– —— Included In Tuition
Fees as applicable
College Credit Registration Fee $25  Initial Fee Due When In College Credit Course
College Credit Classes varies  Annual Fee Typically 3 credit hours per class ($180)
AP Exams varies  Annual As Scheduled
Personal Spending Money $30-$40/wk  As Needed Estimate $2000 For Year

*Spending money: The school opperates a money checkout system for families. Personal spending money for a student can simply be added to the tuition payment for your child and it will be placed in the student’s individual spending account. The student may check money out on a weekly basis, per the approved amount desired by the family.

** Bank Account: The school can assist a student in opening a local bank account if the family chooses.