Signature Programs clone

Mount St. Dominic Academy offers students the opportunity to concentrate learning and experiential opportunities in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Health Sciences, and Social Justice. Over the course of  junior and senior years, students select courses aligned with their interests and participate in relevant experiential and/or service opportunities. The Senior Capstone and Oration/Preacher are additional opportunities allowing students to deepen research and analytical skills and build confidence in reflective critical thinking and public speaking. 


Senior Capstone

The Directed Research Senior Capstone Course is designed as a culminating experience in which students delve into an area of passion, performing research and any hands-on work associated with their project. Research topics can build off academic courses already completed or may reflect a specific interest of  the student. This Capstone experience requires students to make connections across disciplines, bridges theory with practice, and promotes the development of higher-order thinking. Students will work with a faculty mentor to help guide them. Participants defend their research to a panel of faculty members and administrators and display projects in the annual Academic Symposium.

Learn more about the program and hear from our students and their experience through the podcast "Uncapped."

Capstone Basics

Entrepreneurship Program

This intensive program is designed to create business-minded leaders and entrepreneurs by giving students the opportunity to create and fully develop their own product or service. In collaboration with the Leonidas Foundation, the MSDA Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Opportunity (L.E.O.) Program connects students to  real-world business experts who serve as coaches and mentors who guide student teams through the process  of ideation, market research, and business plan development. The annual MSDA Lionworks Competition further  puts student teams in front of actual investors so they can pitch their innovative idea to win funding and turn it  into an actual business. 

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Academic Concentrations

The Mount offers two concentrations: Health Sciences and Social Justice. These concentrations, similar to minors or concentrations in college, allow students to focus academic and community service efforts in a specific area of interest.

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Team 5992 is comprised of MSDA and Seton Hall Prep students with the main goal of following the mission of FIRST by engaging members in various STEM activities. Students are encouraged to innovate collectively, and are introduced to a career in STEM. Mount students learn about business, creativity, design, computer science, mechanics, and more.

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One Schoolhouse is a consortium committed to providing an independent school educational experience in an online environment. As an affiliate, Mount St. Dominic Academy is offering additional courses through the program.

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Podcast: From the Hilltop

From the Hilltop - Created and produced by the Journalism & Digital Media class.

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