Why MDS?

Mount de Sales provides an environment where students are poised to discover, challenged to innovate, and motivated to serve, and is a place where students, faculty, administration, and parents turn routine events into extraordinary experiences. The Academy is part of a vibrant downtown Macon community, and it is the only independent, Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory private school in Middle Georgia for students in grades 6-12.

Mount de Sales commits itself to teach as Jesus did, through the word of the Gospel and Christ-like action. We endeavor to serve students of diverse backgrounds in their quest to develop as complete individuals. Mount de Sales encourages students to take ownership of their learning and to discover problem-solving strategies that benefit them in all areas. Mount de Sales has strong partnerships with local organizations and universities, and enjoys collaborating with others to ensure your child will be challenged academically and encouraged to excel. As Mount de Sales continues the tradition and vision of the Sisters of Mercy, it seeks to graduate students who are not only prepared for academic and social challenges, but who are motivated by living a more responsible and God-centered life encompassing the values of our Catholic heritage.

Discover [dis-'k-vr] v.

Find unexpectedly or during a search.

Students are poised to discover their talents, passions, and paths to success during their journey here. Opportunities for discovery include the Diploma Endorsement Program where students deepen their knowledge in any one of six academic concentrations; the Senior Transition Experience Program (STEP) with Navicent Health in Macon, Georgia, where students delve into multiple facets of health care; a middle school student council system where students discover new friendships and develop leadership and life skills; and engaging exploratory courses and a variety of teams and clubs that allow students to find their niche.

Innovate ['i-n-vāt] v.

Make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods or ideas.

Students are challenged to innovate as they apply their knowledge to create solutions to real world problems. LEGO Robotics club members are tasked with building and programming robots to solve issues; Mock Trial teams sharpen their critical thinking and public speaking skills as they craft case arguments; and STEM course students research, design, build, test, and redesign projects based in science, technology, and math.

Serve ['srv] v.

Perform duties or services for another person.

Students are motivated to serve through the Mercy in Action program, which incorporates the philosophy of servant leadership. Community outreach is at the heart of the Mercy mission and opportunities are plentiful. To name a few, Cavaliers work with Rebuilding Macon to freshen up old houses with paint, repairs, and a lot of TLC; prepare and serve meals to patrons at the St. Peter Claver Catholic Church food pantry; and hand-knit hats for cancer patients at the Central Georgia Cancer Center. Middle school students work on grade-level service projects in cooperation with community-based groups like the American Heart Association while upper school students may volunteer on their own or in school-sponsored group projects.

This is My Why