The Mary Louis Academy has announced several new initiatives designed to provide young women with opportunities to achieve academic success, develop leadership skills, set career goals and form strategies to achieve those goals.
Pre-Med/Health Program—Available to students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary science, pharmacy, physical therapy and other health professions. Advanced study in chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy and physiology and math will be required. An additional requirement will be a course in Greek and Latin for medical terminology. Students will be required to take part in a summer internship.
STEM—An intensive study of the STEM areas of science, technology, engineering and math will include honors levels of geometry, chemistry, algebra II and physics. Senior electives include computer science, robotics, pre-engineering, Greek and Latin for scientific study and independent science research.
Students will take part in local and national STEM competitions, attend science-based field trips and forums and serve as a STEM tutor.
Art—Students who demonstrate talent and interest in art may pursue a separate art major program. Courses include studio art, drawing, painting, graphic arts and AP studio art. An internship in a museum—such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art—or a specific art gallery is also required.
Music—Students interested in music may choose a music or vocal program. A concentration in music will take Music in Our Lives, History of Music Styles and Theory and AP Music Theory and register for the orchestra. Students who wish to follow a concentration in vocal performance must register for vocal techniques in freshman year, register for the glee club or orchestra.
Dual-Language/International Studies Program—In addition to a three- or four-year study of a language other than English (French, Italian, Latin, Spanish), students will take one or two years of a third language. Students will also study both current and historical events pertaining to the area of language study and produce an independent project on a selected topic.