Award Year: 2014

Mount Aviat Academy

399 Childs Road
Childs, MD, 21916-0085

(410) 398-2206

Sr. John Elizabeth Callaghan OSFS, Principal at time of Nomination

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To share Christ’s message; to offer an environment that promotes high academic standards; to instill scholarship, citizenship and service in the minds and hearts students.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 93%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 2%
Technology supports 21st Century Learning and engages students.

Technology supports 21st Century Learning and engages students.

Steeped in tradition, yet constantly keeping in step with an ever-changing educational landscape, Mount Aviat offers students the best of both worlds. Mount Aviat is a Catholic elementary school founded by the Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales. The Sisters’ gentle, caring spirit is what draws many families to the school and the entire faculty embodies this spirit as well as they ask for "nec plus nec minus" (no more, no less) than students’ best each day. Mount Aviat promotes high academic standards while instilling the principles of scholarship, citizenship, and service in students’ hearts and minds. Parents and community members support the school through their volunteerism and help make the school successful.

Mount Aviat recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and continues many annual traditions; however, the school continues to enhance its offerings with each new year. Mount Aviat installed a solar array and produces enough renewable energy to power the entire campus, and provides an extraordinary learning opportunity for students, too. Students use a new Math lab, as well as, a renovated science lab. Students enjoy learning with various forms of technology, including iPads, laptops, and Chromebooks so they are prepared for the future.

Mount Aviat ensures that students receive a well-rounded education with experience in dramatic performances and instruction in a foreign language and public speaking. Students enjoy music and art instruction and have the option to participate in athletics. All students commit to service hours each year and the school’s service club helps students support the local community.