IN THE NEWS: MSDA Will Hold Open House April 10
March 31, 2019 – Published in The Progress
CALDWELL – Mount St. Dominic Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school in Caldwell for 127 years, will hold an open house for prospective students and families at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.
Founded by the Sisters of St. Dominic, the Mount focuses on providing students with a safe academic environment that supports self-discovery, requires participation and prepares them for life well beyond high school.
The rigorous curriculum is developed and taught by educators who specialize in young women and was created to prepare students for undergraduate and graduate degrees as well career pursuits.
“The Mount helped me reinforce my belief that women can do anything, crucial for me when learning and working in male-dominated fields like computer science and software engineering,” said Colleen Carroll ’10 and Maker in Residence at the University of Washington Makerspaces. “My time at the Mount also helped shape my interest in encouraging other girls in STEM. I now volunteer regularly to give talks and mentor young girls who are interested in math and science.”
Carroll was previously a UX Researcher and Designer at the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffet Field, Calif., a role she held since soon-after earning her Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton University in 2014.
“I think today more than ever, providing young women with the option of attending an all-girls high school is relevant and necessary,” said Marissa Muoio, Dean of Academics and member of the MSDA Class of 2008. “While all young women are capable of great success, we feel the environment provided by a school for girls is uniquely empowering, with unparalleled opportunities for self-discovery and agency, to lead and challenge the status quo, and to be compassionate and care for others. We work hard to help our students develop the skills and confidence necessary to excel in their studies, follow their dreams, pursue leadership roles, and create more opportunities for future generations of women.”