The Admissions Office is in full swing, virtually! MDS is continuing to take online inquiries, phone calls, and emails. Admission packets are being mailed, and we are continuing to accept online admission applications. At this time the entrance test has been postponed until summer, but we will entertain submissions with a current year progress report/report card, teacher recommendation (via email to the Admissions Office), and a student Skype/Zoom interview with a member of the admissions committee.
Check out our upcoming virtual visits, where parents can meet teachers and administrators, and get all of their questions answered. We are proud to be able to continue to tell our story. Come hear for yourself!
Our faculty members and students have done an impressive job transitioning to an online educational model. We were prepared and ready to implement distance learning two days after school closed.
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays we run a daily class schedule. Students must sign in to the class during a specific window of time for attendance and directives. During the class periods there is interactive instruction with a wide variety of delivery methods, including voice-over presentations, lectures, video clips, readings, practice sets, Google meets, etc. Many of these lessons are synchronous sessions which lend variety and connectivity to the digital academic day. During each instructional period mini-assessments are completed by each student and submitted for grading. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the students work independently on content assignments that reinforce the material. Students are encouraged to communicate regularly with teachers and members of the administration if they have any questions or concerns, through our Learning Management System, PowerSchool.
Members of our technology department have worked tirelessly to keep systems running smoothly. They are available every day to troubleshoot problems and assist students and teachers when technology issues do occur. Seniors will continue this schedule until their last day of class, on Thursday, April 23rd. Underclassmen and middle school students will report to online classes through the end of the school year, with the last day being Wednesday, May 20th.
Yes, we offer a shadow program and proudly host more than 130 students each year onto the Mount de Sales campus! Interested parents and students should call the director of admissions at (478) 751-3244 to be added to the shadow schedule. Shadow days are held once per month, and those dates can be found on the MDS calendar. Typically, the prospective student will spend the entire day, but alternative arrangements can be made if needed. Let us show your student the best private school in Macon!
We offer morning and afternoon shuttle service for our families in the Warner Robins area. Pick-up and drop-off is at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with one-way and/or two-way transportation offered. One-way service is $350/annually, two-way is $700/annually.
We offer one-way transportation from the main downtown campus to Cavalier Fields, our athletic complex, every afternoon. There is no charge for this service. Cavalier Fields is located at 4659 Cavalier Drive, Macon, GA 31220.
All MDS students take theology classes. Sixth through tenth graders take a full year of theology; juniors and seniors elect semester classes from a wide range of interesting courses, including Holocaust Studies and World Religions. At MDS we are proud of our Catholic heritage and welcome students of all faiths.
Morning prayer services are open to students of all faiths at 7:45 a.m. daily in the chapel. The entire Mount de Sales community attends Mass during Holy Days. They are held at nearby St. Joseph Catholic Church (a short walk) or on campus in the Zuver Performing Arts Center. Mass is also offered once per week in the chapel, which is open to anyone who would like to attend.
Mount de Sales Academy offers limited need-based financial aid for qualified families. Families can apply online through FACTS at www.factstuitionaid.com beginning November 1. The application is submitted for review through FACTS, a report is sent to Mount de Sales, and awards are made following a student’s acceptance. Families must reapply each year in order to be considered for financial aid. We also offer merit-based scholarships for rising 6th and rising 9th graders. Call the office of admissions at (478) 751-3244 for more information.
Mount de Sales fields 53 teams within 19 programs, including baseball, basketball, non-competitive cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, wrestling, volleyball, and club clay shooting. Learn More
MDS is a private, co-educational, college preparatory, independent Catholic school, serving Macon and surrounding counties. 46% of the student body is Catholic. We are proud to welcome families from diverse backgrounds, preparing students for academic and social challenges, while helping them live a more responsible and God-centered life encompassing the values of our Catholic heritage.
MDS offers music, art, drama, photography, and technical instruction. We have a concert choir, musical theater, concert band, and piano. Fine arts electives include yearbook, portfolio development, jewelry design, technical drama, speech, and dance. Learn More
Mount de Sales offers students the opportunity to get involved in a multitude of clubs and activities. With over 30 options, including Student Council, Key Club, Builders Club, Interact Club, academic bowl and math teams, fellowship groups, student ambassadors, environmental and cultural clubs, and national honor societies.