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150 Years of Tradition in Education

A leading college prep boarding school - rooted in the Catholic faith and Midwestern values -
providing the support and structure for a student’s success.

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Maur Hill - Mount Academy is a Catholic, international, college prep, boarding and day school that has been educating and inspiring young men and women since 1863.
  • Faith

    A Catholic school with deep roots and values instilled from our Benedictine Monks and Sisters. We hold close our traditions and heritage since our founding in 1863. Students of all faiths and backgrounds are welcomed and do attend.

  • Truth

    For families seeking the right college preparatory high school, Maur Hill - Mount Academy sets the standard in providing the academic environment with the level of support and structure necessary for student success.

  • Excellence

    Striving for the best in and outside of the classroom. Each year 98% of graduates go directly to college and are best prepared in studies and life as responsible, independent, and engaged members of the global community.

  • Faith. Truth. Excellence

    A leading college prep boarding school - rooted in the Catholic faith and Midwestern values - providing the support and structure for a student’s success.

Global Education

Global Education

With over 25 states and countries represented each year, students are challenged, learn, and compete with each other on a global scale.
Variety of Courses

Variety of Courses

A curriculum set to challenge/support each student as they prepare for college. Regular, honors, AP, and college classes available.
30+ Sports and Clubs

30+ Sports and Clubs

From our fields to the stage, there are activities for everyone to belong and many leadership opportunities. At MH-MA, be involved!
2015 Graduates

2015 Graduates

100% continued into college, entering 30+ different schools across the US. Nearly 20% scored a 30 or higher on the ACT.
  • Globe Article, Aim High, June 2016
  • Homecoming
  • League of St. Maur
  • MH-MA Students Aim High

    Maur Hill - Mount Academy students are challenged and strive for excellence both inside and outside of the classroom. Check out this news coverage that shared some of those recent student successes.

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  • Homecoming, Sept 23 & 24

    Join us for our 82nd annual Homecoming with the Friday night football game tailgate and Saturday's golf tournament and alumni reception. We hope you are able to “come home” and be a part of the great memories STILL being made at Maur Hill - Mount Academy!

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  • League of St. Maur, Sept. 17

    This year's event will be recognizing Roberta and Phil (posthumously) Wolters with the Fidelis Award. Please join us with a night full of joy and laughter as we thank them for their commitment and honor them with further support to the mission of Maur Hill - Mount Academy.

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  • Homecoming, Sept 23 & 24

    Join us for our 82nd annual Homecoming with the Friday night football game tailgate and Saturday's golf tournament and alumni reception. We hope you are able to “come home” and be a part of the great memories STILL being made at Maur Hill - Mount Academy!

    Join Us!

  • League of St. Maur, Sept. 17

    This year's event will be recognizing Roberta and Phil (posthumously) Wolters with the Fidelis Award. Please join us with a night full of joy and laughter as we thank them for their commitment and honor them with further support to the mission of Maur Hill - Mount Academy.

    Join Us!

KUEngday12

 

A team from Maur Hill Mount Academy won the University of Kansas School of Engineering 2012 High School design competition on Nov. 6.

 

Nick Falk of Atchison, SoMin Oh from South Korea and Faizan Iqbal from Pakistan comprised the team that won, the second consecutive year MH-MA has won the KU competition.

 

Steve Murdie, physics and chemistry instructor at MH-MA, coaches the engineering team. “I enjoyed watching the kids,” said Murdie, in his second year at MH-MA. “We met and drew up a plan. To watch it unfold that day was inspiring. Words can’t describe it.”

 

The MH-MA team beat out 63 other teams from Kansas and the Kansas City metro area for the title. Named “Rock Chalk Renaissance,” this year’s event required teams to construct a small mechanical launcher capable of competing in accuracy, speed, and power. The challenge consisted of four competitions: design presentation, velocity, accuracy, defend your castle, and then an overall winner is declared. MH-MA won the accuracy and the castle defense events and the overall competition.

The culmination of the day was the defend-your-castle event. Two teams went head-to-head, each building a castle within two minutes out of wood blocks and then start firing bean bag projectiles, trying to knock over a chess pawn placed on top of a juice bottle behind the castle.

 

"It was like a shootout in the old West,” said Murdie. "They were shooting at our castle while we were shooting at theirs. Teams had great machines. Our team was faster. Our goal was to do it in one shot.”

The first round required the most shots for the team to win. Iqbal, the team’s shooter, shot and hit the bottle the first time but the bottle spun around and the token didn’t fall off the bottle. The same thing happened again the second time with the bottle spinning even faster but again the token didn’t fall off. The third time the projectile directly hit the token and they were well on their way to the championship.

 

“We knew (we had a shot at winning) when the judges said ‘that’s a really good design,’” said Iqbal.

 

The rest of the way the team usually beat their opponent with one shot.

Murdie watched his team work together during the events. He could offer advice only between rounds during the four-hour competition.

 

“In between, he would give us pointers,” said Falk. “Because our castle wall might be leaning forward or leaning back too far, or not symmetrical.”

 

Competing against other teams at KU was quite a bit different than the many hours practicing in the quiet MH-MA hallways after school and on weekends.

 

“There was a crowd,” said Falk. “There was a bit of pressure, but we were confident we were going to get it.”

 

The MH-MA team did lose in the final round of three teams and had to go into the loser’s bracket and win again to advance to the championship match, which it won, beating Republic County High School.

 

“These three were a great group to work with,” said Murdie. “They were very professional in how they went about their business.”

 

Other schools in the competition included Lawrence High, Olathe Northwest, Washburn Rural and Atchison.