Special Programs

Academic Support Program


The Academic Support Program has been developed for students who have received low scores on standardized tests and/or who have struggled in previous academic work. Students will be invited to interview for the Academic Support Program based on their high school placement scores. Typically, candidates for this program are students who do poorly on tests, have low standardized test scores, have poor grades, or may be behind their grade level in reading, but are motivated to be successful at Mount Saint Joseph.

Students asked to interview for these services have shown that they need more structured academic assistance while at The Mount. The Academic Support Program is not designed to serve the needs of students with diagnosed learning disabilities, emotional, or behavioral problems.


This program was created to help meet the academic needs of students, so they can be successful at the college prep level. We feel that these students should have the opportunity to pursue a Catholic education while gaining the specialized instruction that will ultimately guide them toward the road to success.

For more information about the Academic Support Program, contact Mr. Brion Townshend, Director of Special Programs, at 410-644-3300 x2259 or

Mount Saint Joseph High School

Mount Saint Joseph is a Catholic, college preparatory school for young men sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.