IN THE NEWS: Mount St. Dominic Academy to Hold Open Houses

, Published in The Progress

CALDWELL – Mount St. Dominic Academy, an independent, Catholic college preparatory school for girls, will hold open houses for prospective students in October.

Students in grades 6-8 and their families are invited to visit the campus at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 and noon Sunday, Oct. 27 to meet the faculty, staff and students and hear about the school’s latest curriculum innovations.

Entering its 128th year, the Mount recently welcomed 77 members of the freshman class. They come from more than 30 towns in New Jersey, with more than half of them previously attending public schools.

Students and families may register to attend an open house online at www.msdacademy.org or call the Admissions Office at (973) 226-0660 ext. 1122.

Course offerings for juniors and seniors in the 2019-20 school year include two new programs: the LEO program and the Health Sciences and Social Justice Endorsements.

The LEO program is a two-year intensive, taught by faculty, business experts and professional entrepreneurs, encompassing the full life cycle of creating a business or product from ideation to launch, with the focus on leadership, entrepreneurship and opportunities.

The Endorsement programs, which incorporate a two-year sequence of courses, permit students interested in careers in health sciences and social justice to pursue in-depth explorations of those areas, similar to a major in college.

Each of the new programs, along with the school’s Senior Capstone in Directed Research, now in its third year, combine classroom studies with real-world applications, including mentor partnerships, site visits and hands-on experience.

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