Maur Hill - Mount Academy

Maur Hill-Mount Academy

Maur Hill - Mount Academy is a Catholic, international, college preparatory school.

Overview: Maur Hill-Mount Academy provides quality education to students from around the world. As a boarding school, students will experience a challenging and safe learning environment with a supportive residential program.

Maur Hill - Mount Academy (MH-MA) is a co-educational, college preparatory institution, developed to model a college campus. Students come from across the United States and from many different countries representing a variety of cultures and religions. Students of all religions/faiths are welcomed. International students have many opportunities to live and learn with American classmates and roommates.

Maur Hill-Mount Academy

Founded: 1863

Location: City: Atchison State: Kansas Country: United States of America (U.S.A.)
The city of Atchison is a small, safe community that is an excellent education environment, while having the benefits of a larger metropolitan city nearby for weekend trips.

Airport: Kansas City International Airport (MCI), 40 minutes from Maur Hill - Mount Academy. Transportation for students provided by Maur Hill - Mount Academy staff (no cost).

Climate: 4 seasons; Fall (Aug.-Oct.), Winter (Nov.-Feb.), Spring (Mar.-May), Summer (Jun.-Jul.)

Maur Hill-Mount Academy

Student Body: Co-educational (boys and girls); 200 students; 14 different countries represented each year.

Average Class Size: 17

Faculty: 22; over 50% have Master's degrees; multiple faculty with nearly 40 years of experience.

Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1

School Year Tuition: $28,250 (2013-14); Tuition, Boarding, Meals, Uniforms, Insurance, ESL, and fees. Scholarships Available for Aramco families!

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ESL Program/Support: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels; 2 full-time teachers dedicated to ESL instruction and support; TOEFL, ILETS, and SLEP accepted (Can work with students as low as 30 on SLEP); Subjects: vocabulary, listening, reading, composition/writing, grammar, and conversation; TOEFL Prep Class; TOEFL Testing Center at Maur Hill - Mount Academy.

Summer (July) ESL Program: 6-week intensive English program ($4,200 in 2013). Ideal for 1st year students to U.S.; open to international students attending other schools as well. School year immediately follows and MH-MA students remain on campus.

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  • 18 Classrooms
  • Library
  • Auditorium/Theater (400 seats)
  • Chapel
  • Computer Labs (2)
  • New Science Wing
  • Cafeteria
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  • 90 acres or 36 hectares
  • Soccer fields (2)
  • Football fields (2)
  • Indoor/Outdoor track
  • Gymnasium
  • Baseball field
  • Tennis courts (3)
  • Athletic and Exercise Center
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Residency Centers (Dorms)

  • Adult Supervisors - "Prefect"
  • Lounges (living room, kitchen, study groups, tv)
  • Student Kitchens
  • Activity Areas (billiards, ping pong)
  • Computer Stations
  • Laundry Facility
  • Boys dorm; and separate Girls dorm
  • Location: In the middle of campus, steps away from school building, cafeteria, gymnasiums, and sports fields or courts
  • Boys Dorm - 2 boys per room / Girls Dorm - 1 girl per room
  • Each student has: twin bed, dresser, desk & chair, closet, wireless internet in room, and phone - Can have other items like a mini-fridge in their room
  • School Break: Dorms only closed for the Christmas (winter) break in December for 2 weeks. Students depart campus for break.
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Sports: Soccer, Football, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Tennis, Dance, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Golf, Track, Swimming, Wrestling, Bowling.

Clubs/ Organizations: Art Club, Boarder Council, Choir, Drama, Students of the World, Math Club, National Honor Society, Pep Band, Pep Club, Photography, Scholars' Bowl, Science Club, House Council, Video Yearbook, Yearbook.

College, Honors & AP: College courses for college credit, Honors courses, and AP credits offered.

Special Programs: TOEFL/ACT/SAT Prep; ESL Program; Summer ESL Program; TOEFL/ACT/SAT Testing Center.

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College Placement: 98% of students go directly to University.

After School and Weekends: Trips, tours, movies, sports, arts and crafts, music lessons, plays, concerts, movies, trips to other cities, snow skiing, ice skating, shopping trips, Thanksgiving trips, International destination Spring break trips and much more!

Uniforms: School has a uniform dress code during the school day and is provided by the school at no cost.

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Student Spending Account: For the convenience of the parents, the school operates a money checkout system. We suggest students bring an additional $1,500-$2,000 for personal spending money for a full year. The money is deposited with the school's business office and may be withdrawn weekly. School will also help a student get a debit card if family desires.

Some of the recent Universities our students have chosen: (Please see Admissions Viewbook Brochure for all schools) Boston College, Cornell University, Creighton, Northwestern University, Penn State, Purdue University, State University of New York (SUNY), Syracuse University, University of California-Davis, University of Kansas, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University (Only some of the recent schools).

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School Calendar: Summer School: July - August; School Year Begins - August; Christmas Break - December; 2nd Semester Begins - January; Spring Break - March; School Year Ends - May.

Accreditation: North Central Association.

Association Memberships: The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS); Catholic Boarding School Association (CBSA); Midwest Boarding School Association (MWBS); Small Boarding School Association (SBSA).

Top Reasons to choose Maur Hill - Mount Academy

Maur Hill-Mount Academy
  1. International students and ESL program for over 60 years.
  2. College Prep, Top College Placement, 98% go to University.
  3. Cost: High valued education and services for low cost.
  4. College credit courses, AP exams, academic counselor support.
  5. TOEFL/ACT/SAT Preparation and Testing Center on campus.

Admissions Notes: Rolling Admissions; August, January, and July Entry; Step-by-step Application Process Online; TOEFL, ILETS, and SLEP Accepted; 9th-11th graders accepted.


Admissions Contact: Director of Admissions
Mr. Deke Nolan
[email protected]
913.367.5482 ext. 210

Maur Hill-Mount Academy

Maur Hill - Mount Academy

1000 Green Street
Atchison, KS 66002
Telephone: 913-367-5482 ext. 210
Fax: 913-367-5096

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