The Montfort Academy is a classical curriculum Roman Catholic high school for boys and girls. We promote the highest ideals of faith and character, scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship, integrity, and moral development by providing our students a priceless and unparalleled education and love of learning that will last a lifetime and beyond their life on earth.
The Catholic faith infuses every aspect of academic, spiritual, and extracurricular endeavor, including sports. Our four-year classical program teaches the best that man has ever thought, said, or done in the world. Montfort prepares her students for a life of success and virtue in this world so they can be with God forever in the next world.
As a fun and safe place for boys and girls to grow up, Montfort is filled with joy, love, and a deep, genuine sense of family.
At Montfort, students Seek Wisdom, Practice Virtue, and Keep the Faith.
THE MONTFORT ACADEMY IS A CLASSICAL HIGH SCHOOL. WHAT IS CLASSICAL EDUCATION?
A lot of people think of “old-fashioned” when they think of classical. Nothing could be further from the truth. You see, a classical education is based on the set of all of human knowledge—not just the distant past but also the present. As Columbia University professor Mortimer Adler called it, a classical education is really a Great Conversation, the collective wisdom passed down through the ages through the Great Books of all the great philosophers, scientists, history makers, experimenters, theologians, and entrepreneurs. It starts with Aristotle and Plato in ancient Greece and ends in the current day with people like Steve Jobs and Pope Francis. We draw upon the best that men and women have said, done, or thought in the world. We prepare our students well for a future in the modern world to be successful, prosperous, and virtuous. At Montfort we read the Great Books.
WHAT ARE THE HALLMARKS OF A CLASSICAL EDUCATION?
I hear all the time from college admissions officers that our students are different. Not only are they respectful, dignified, and very knowledgeable, but they are also excellent communicators. A classical education rigorously prepares students to speak in public because they are trained daily through the Socratic methodology. The Socratic methodology requires students to think on their feet, to prepare cogent arguments, and present those arguments eloquently. A classical education also prepares students to write. At Montfort, students undertake a rigorous writing program featuring poetry, creative writing, analytical essays, research papers, scientific and technological reports, and finally a Senior Thesis. In our Montfort classrooms, we also read from the original texts. So, in our classrooms we use only a select few textbooks. Our teachers spent hours collecting original speeches, original scientific papers, original books and historical texts. This ensures an unbiased reading, a rigorous interpretation, and a robust debate in class.
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THE MONTFORT ACADEMY
125 EAST BIRCH STREET,
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