President’s Message

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Challenged to innovate.
Motivated to serve.

These three phrases truly define what it means to be a student—a Cavalier!— at Mount de Sales Academy, where history and tradition meet opportunity and success.

Mount de Sales is committed to continuing the vision of the Sisters of Mercy, who founded the school in 1876. An independent, Catholic, college prep school, the Academy enjoys a rich heritage of providing spiritual growth opportunities and challenging academic programs within an environment based on Christ-like action, Gospel values, and service to others.

Our mission is to educate youth representing a broad socio-economic spectrum in Middle Georgia by offering not only a rigorous curriculum but also extracurricular activities designed to engage students beyond the classroom. The Academy is situated in the College Hill Corridor, serves as an anchor in the downtown community, and has notable partnerships with neighbors Mercer University and Navicent Health. This affords our diverse community of learners varied and worthwhile opportunities for academic and spiritual growth.

Students are poised to discover their own paths to success and are encouraged to pursue their passions through tailor-made opportunities such as the Diploma Endorsement Program. Students are challenged to innovate and create by participating in outside-the-box activities like the LEGO Robotics club. Students are motivated to serve and stretch out their helping hands to the community through our Mercy in Action program.

We educate the whole child, and by doing so, our graduates are well prepared for the best post-secondary schools in the nation and for the real-world experiences that await them.

Please accept our invitation to explore Mount de Sales Academy and observe the many extraordinary moments that occur each day.

David Held
Academy President