President’s Message

Success Meets Tradition

Thank you for taking this opportunity to learn more about Mount de Sales Academy. We hope our website will provide you with some insight as to what makes the Academy such a special place for our students. Founded in 1876 by The Sisters of Mercy, we strive to maintain and grow the legacy of these courageous founding women by providing an environment that offers a rigorous curriculum, high behavioral expectations, and opportunities to grow closer to God.

Our strong curriculum enriches our students with a well-rounded education, and we are quite proud of our outstanding successes demonstrated through superior scores from standardized tests and student acceptances into highly competitive colleges throughout the nation.  The outstanding faculty at MDS places emphasis on challenging students toward critical and higher-level thinking skills that serve as a basis for life-long learning.

Enhancing the Mount de Sales experience as a Catholic School sponsored by The Sisters of Mercy is the school’s Mercy in Action Program. Service is at the heart of our mission and students learn what it means to live in mercy. They serve as shining lights within the community through their 14,000+ hours of sharing quality time with the senior residents of St. Paul’s Apartments, painting houses through Rebuilding Macon, helping patrons of St. Peter Claver’s Food Pantry, and so much more.

Our historic downtown campus continues to become even more impressive as the result of our ongoing Campus Transformation Project. The students have benefitted greatly from the makeover, which includes the creation of plazas, student-focused areas, additional green spaces, and a beautiful prayer garden. These improvements have enhanced the campus while preserving its history as a downtown landmark.

We invite you to come visit us and observe some of many extraordinary moments that occur each day at Mount de Sales Academy.

David Held
Academy President