Upper School

John McWilliams Teaching

Welcome to the Upper School at The Montgomery Academy! As our school’s mission states, “The Montgomery Academy develops leaders committed to honor, scholarship, service and the pursuit of excellence.” The core of our mission is found in the phrase “the pursuit of excellence,” and our students and faculty seek to live out the mission each day.

The Upper School represents a critical period in the development of our student’s emotional, physical, social, and mental well being. Having successfully navigated the academic and time management challenges of the Middle School years, students intensify their studies and co-curricular activities in preparation for the college application process. The Upper School is the culmination of the student’s experience at MA as they prepare to leave MA for college, career and beyond.

Our school community consists of students, teachers, parents, coaches and administrators dedicated to working together to produce lifelong learners and leaders who are willing and capable of moving their community forward.

Our philosophy is to encourage a love of knowledge and to train minds to be inquisitive, logical, critical and imaginative. We believe in educating the whole child and transforming him or her into individuals that value honor and good character. The educational experience is not limited to the student’s life at school; our co-curricular activities such as community service, the arts, clubs, and athletics play an integral role in developing character and leadership abilities in our students.

We believe an outstanding college preparatory education is one of demanding depth that will challenge students to expand their knowledge, understanding and capabilities. Our college advising office helps students and parents navigate the college selection and application process. We want each student to find a college that will allow for the continued development of the passions and interests discovered at the Montgomery Academy.

We invite you to come and experience our aMAzing school community.

John McWilliams