Summer Academic Programs

Study Skills & Motivational Seminar

Study Skills & Motivational Seminar

The Study Skills Seminar is designed to introduce incoming 9th grade and high school students to skills that are necessary for learning and lead to success in school. The program will focus on the effectiveness of these skills for many learning situations in everyday life as well as in school. For scheduling purposes, six different sessions of the same seminar are offered. All sessions will meet in-person at Mount Saint Joseph.
Skills and topics:
  • Developing a positive attitude               
  • Setting goals                                        
  • Listening skills                                       
  • Time management                                 
  • Taking notes                                         
  • Memory techniques
  • Test-taking
  • Building vocabulary
  • Reading textbooks
  • Study techniques
Schedule of Classes

June 14 – June 18, 2021
Session 1:  8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Session 2:  10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
June 28 – July 2, 2021
Session 3:  8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Session 4:  10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
July 12 – July 16, 2021
Session 5:  8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Session 6:  10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Payment of $135.00 is required with registration.  Sessions will fill on a first-come basis.

Students should bring paper, pen, pencil and notebook paper.  All other materials will be provided. 
Dress code 
Dress code is casual.  It is never acceptable for students to wear any paraphernalia that is not in good taste and in keeping with the Catholic Church’s teaching on the sanctity of human life.  This includes clothing that promotes alcohol or drugs and/or the degradation of another individual, group or organization.  The School reserves the right to determine what constitutes proper dress, but we hope that common sense prevails. 


Mr. Greg McDivitt
Assistant Principal, Director of Studies; 410-644-3300 x225

Mrs. Kelley Shaw
Registrar; 410-644-3300 x349

If you wish to pay in person or by mail and would prefer to have registration materials sent to you, please contact Mr. McDivitt.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Mount Saint Joseph High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or handicap in the recruitment and admission of students or in the administration of its educational policies and programs, including scholarships and athletic programs. The designated individual to ensure compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibiting sex discrimination is the Principal. The designated individual to ensure compliance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act prohibiting handicap discrimination is the Principal.

Mount Saint Joseph High School

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