Educational Philosophy

Mount Royal Academy North recognizes each student’s dignity as a child of God, uniquely created with their own strengths, weaknesses and “calling”.   Our curriculum is classical in that we appreciate the developmental stages of our students and use that understanding when making important curriculum decisions. In the elementary years the focus is on developing a strong foundation in phonics, reading comprehension, writing, spelling, penmanship, grammar, composition, math concepts and math facts. We believe it is important for our students to learn about our world through religion, science and history and have a strong foundation in the arts.

Mount Royal Academy North’s Catholic faith is central in our educational philosophy. As stated in our mission we are called to inspire students to grow in their knowledge of and love for God, which will enable them to love and serve those around them. To accomplish this mission we look to Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, as both our model and our means. We also acknowledge the vital witness of our parents, teachers, administrators, board of directors, and priests as they reveal the Christian message, not only by word, but also by their example. We understand that the teaching of our Catholic faith is not limited to religious instruction in the classroom or during liturgical celebrations throughout the year but through modeling Christianity as a comprehensive way of life. It should animate our attitudes and be integrated into all our activities as we strive to create an environment in which students’ faith and virtue will gradually mature. 

* Adapted from The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB

Mount Royal Academy North and the Common Core Standards

As a private school, we are not obligated to adopt the standards proposed by federal and state policy makers. The Common Core is irreconcilable with the noble vision and truly dignifying heritage of classical education.  Instead, MRA North embraces the renewal of the mind, the will, and the imagination which emanates from our catholic identity. Our core is uncommon, for it rests on the uniqueness of Jesus Christ, true God and true man. The Catholic is our Core initiative developed by the Cardinal New Society captures the transcendent and transformational objectives of an authentically catholic, classical education.