Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Rutland VT, International Students

From a Mountie to a Black Knight – The Impact of Mount Saint Joseph Academy

Rutland’s Mount St. Joseph Continues Tradition of Excellence

Excellence in education is a tradition in Rutland Vermont, as embodied by 2014 graduate, Claire Scmelzenbach. In the attached YouTube video, Ms. Scmelzenbach beautifully articulates the quality of the all-around education she received at MSJ. She points out that her academic, spiritual, athletic and social experiences at MSJ prepared her well to go on to an extremely competitive school at West Point Military Academy. We couldn’t be prouder to see our youth advancing and stepping out into the world so well-positioned for success. Congratulations Claire and best of luck at West Point!

Over a Century of Excellence in Education

Founded in 1882, Mount Saint Joseph Academy is a Roman Catholic college preparatory high school located in Rutland, Vermont. Principal Sarah Fortier is a 1999 alum who returned to teach and advanced through the ranks of Dean of Students to the top leadership position in 2014. MSJ offers a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs and societies, including Student Government, National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Yearbook Committee, Scholar’s Bowl, and Soles of the Shoestring Theater. Varsity and Junior Varsity sports programs include soccer, basketball, football, baseball, and cross country skiing

Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Rutland VT logoWelcoming Students from Around the World

Every year, MSJ warmly welcomes students from around the world to its Rutland, VT campus. Most recently students were hosted from China, South Korea, Thailand, Germany, Spain, Colombia, and Brazil. Housing is provided in the form of “homestays” where students live with a Mount St. Joseph Academy host family. Hosts provide accommodations transportation and meals, in addition to guidance, friendship and assistance during the student’s tenure. For more information about MSJ’s International Student Program, contact Carrie Savage at or for more information about MSJ in general, visit or call 802.775.0151