Catholic Schools Week 2015

Academic Rigor, Outstanding Facilities and Dedicated Teachers at The Mary Louis Academy

The Mary Louis Academy
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The Mary Louis Academy (TMLA), Jamaica Estates, is recognized and highly regarded as one of the nation’s preeminent college preparatory high schools for young women.

The academy’s reputation – for dedicated teachers, academic rigor, outstanding facilities and committed students – has been maintained at a level of high esteem for more than 75 years.

TMLA is a Catholic school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, L.I. The CSJ charism of unity, reconciliation and all-inclusive love is reflected in all aspects of The Mary Louis Academy experience.

Leadership Opportunities
TMLA’s VOICE Leadership Program is aimed at helping each young woman at The Mary Louis Academy to find her voice. It is based on Vision Optimism Inspiration Confidence and Empowerment. With the incredible challenges facing girls and young women today, having aconfident, educated and empowered voice is the greatest asset a young woman can possess.

Academic Excellence
TMLA offers Honors and Advanced Placement courses in every academic discipline. It offers 17 Advanced Placement courses beginning in ninth grade. The TMLA Honors Program offers great flexibility and 65 percent of TMLA students are enrolled in at least one Honors level course.

Student Achievement
Students are consistently among those recognized by The National Merit Scholarship Program, National Achievement Scholarship Program for Black Americans and The National Hispanic Recognition Program.

All students earn the New York State Regents Diploma with the majority receiving the New York State Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation, New York State’s highest standard.

College Prep
All TMLA graduates – yes, 100 percent – go on to college. Many are accepted into the most prestigious colleges and universities in the nation.

Seventy-eight percent of the Class of 2014 received at least one academic scholarship with a total of nearly $40 million dollars in academic scholarships being awarded to our graduates.

A full-time college counselor helps students chart their paths up to and after graduation.

iPads are given to incoming classes. All students are encouraged to bring their own technology to campus.

Two state-of-the-art computer labs are available and other computers are accessible to students throughout the campus. All classrooms and resource areas are equipped with SMART Board technology.

Fine Arts
TMLA offers a program in fine arts with a focus on art or music. Under the guidance of a highly skilled arts faculty, students gain technical proficiency while attaining a high level of artistic achievement. The academy’s multi-award-winning art program includes Graphic Art & Design.

Extracurricular Activities
From clubs that focus on culture to social issues and community service to artistic expression, there’s an extracurricular place for everyone. With 29 competitive teams, the academy’s athletic program is the largest high school athletic program for girls in the City of New York. The teams have won numerous state, city and diocesan championships.

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