Intensive STEM, Pre-Med Among Newest Programs
The Mary Louis Academy, located in Jamaica Estates, is proud to announce the establishment of several new and exciting initiatives designed to provide young women with increased opportunities to achieve academic success, develop leadership skills, set career goals and form strategies to achieve those goals.
Successful completion of one or more of the following programs will be recognized at graduation with a special designation certificate.
This program is available to highly motivated students interested in pursuing studies and careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary science, pharmacy, physical therapy and other health professions.
Advanced study in chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy and physiology and math will be required. An additional requirement will be a course in Greek and Latin for medical terminology.
Students will be required to take part in a summer internship offered by such hospitals as New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital or Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Students may also make arrangements with other hospitals.
Scientific lectures and field trips will be required as is membership in the New York State Science Honor Society.
An intensive study of the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics will include honors-level geometry, chemistry, algebra II and physics.
Senior electives include computer science, robotics, pre-engineering, Greek and Latin for scientific study and independent science research.
Students will take part in local and national STEM competitions, attend science-based field trips and forums and serve as STEM tutors.
This program is highlighted by the new Panzardi Women in Engineering Scholarship, which provides a partial-tuition award at The Mary Louis Academy along with mentoring and internship opportunities around Silicon Valley in California.
Students who demonstrate talent and interest in art may pursue a separate art major program.
Courses include studio art, drawing, painting, graphic arts and AP studio art. An internship in a museum such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) or a specific art gallery is also required.
Students interested in the special designation program in music may choose a music or vocal program. A student with a concentration in music will take: music in our lives, history of music styles and theory and AP music theory and register for the orchestra.
Students who wish to follow a concentration in vocal performance must register for vocal techniques in freshman year, register for the glee club or orchestra. Private lessons in music will be available.
This program is highlighted by the MacLean Vocal Scholar Award which provides a selected student with professional vocal training and attendance at a performance at the MET.
In addition to a three- or four-year course of study in a Language Other Than English (French, Italian, Latin or Spanish), students will take one or two years of a third language.
Students will also study both current and historical events pertaining to the area of language study and produce an independent project on a selected topic.
Leadership and Service
The Mary Louis Academy’s Leadership and Service Program is open to students who are interested in developing leadership skills in civic affairs and participating in community service.
Students will enter course work designed to develop their faith, talents and leadership abilities while becoming directly involved in social justice issues.
The curriculum is interdisciplinary with requirements in the humanities departments of religion and social studies as well as the extracurricular activities of the service homeroom.