Mount de Sales Academy
is an all-girls secondary school located in Catonsville
in unincorporated Baltimore County
. The school is located near the city of Baltimore
. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore
The school is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church
and is currently staffed by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia
Mount de Sales Academy was founded in 1852
by the Visitation Sisters
as a boarding school
, but now serves as a college-preparatory school. It was the first institution in Baltimore County
to offer education to women of all religious denominations.
Mount de Sales Academy was named one of the top 50 Catholic schools in the country by the Catholic High School Honor Roll since 2004 on the basis of academics, Catholic identity, and civic education . It is the only school in the state of Maryland to be included in the list.
Campus and Buildings
Mount de Sales is located on of land, from which one can see the Inner Harbor
and the Baltimore city skyline. The back yard of the school is home to a garden featuring a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary
. The campus also includes athletic fields and other gardens.
Most classes are still held in the original school building, begun in 1851 and expanded in the 1860s. The main building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
, retains architectural traces of the cloistered sisters of the Visitation Order
who founded the... Read More