There is a reason Metro North chose Montfort Knights for their group travel advertisement. Our students are respectful, kind, confident, and joyful. Read below what parents, students, and others like Cardinal Dolan observe and say.
I would just like to say thank you for allowing me to have my high school years at the Montfort Academy. So far, my first week was very exciting. Also, I have had a lot of fun in each of the clubs that I signed up for. For example, in today's astronomy meeting, I learned about the constant speed of light, and learned some history behind super earths, as well.
—A Freshman student after his first week at Montfort
September 17, 2019
I loved the first week at Montfort, and I am very excited for many more! Each day, I am always excited to go to school, something that I am not very used to. All of my classes are so interesting and engaging , and the teachers make the classes hilarious. One of the things I have enjoyed the most at Montfort, is meeting my fellow classmates. I love all my classmates, they are all so kind and caring, and everyday I get excited to see them and make more memories with them!
—A Freshman student after her first week at Montfort
September 16, 2019
Thank you for such a wonderful first day of school! The first sentence that [our daughter] spoke to us in the car . . . “This was the first, real good school day I had in a long time!” It was music to our ears. What was even more beautiful was how she said it with such spontaneity, ease, and confidence coupled with a HUGE SMILE! . . . Thank YOU!
—Mother and Father of a Freshman Montfort Knight on her first day of high school
September 4, 2019
Amazing school, staff and learning environment.
—Father of Graduating Senior, Class of 2019, June 7, 2019
We just got back from a trip to Italy. It was spectacular and full of so many blessings. My daughter really enjoyed the art, too, thanks to art history class at Montfort.
—Mother of a Member of the Class of 2022, July 9, 2019
Thank you - Your efforts and dedication never go unnoticed.
—Mother of a Member of The Montfort Academy Class of 2022, March 5, 2019
Many thanks for the wonderful environment you help create everyday for [my daughter] and the Montfort students.
—Mother of a Member of The Montfort Academy Class of 2022, March 5, 2019
[My daughter] was accepted in all three schools with scholarships also (one with full scholarship). With much prayers and discernment, I have made a decision to register her with Montfort.
[She] loves Montfort from day one last summer while in the Capstone Program. I fell in love with Montfort when you came to [her elementary school] to speak about the school when [she] was in 4th grade, but as a parent I worried about the tuition fees.
After attending several open houses and acceptance dinners from different schools, none can compare to the WARMTH and welcoming atmosphere that we experienced from Montfort, and this gives me comfort that she will be in a school that has the values that I tried to impart to her.
Thank you once again.
——Mother of a Member of The Montfort Academy Class of 2023, upon registering her daughter to attend Montfort, February 5, 2019
Our History class is not a normal history class. I love how you teach it like a college course. By doing that, I get to truly see how our major themes connect across history. Our first quart main themes have been resilience, American exceptionalism, how one person can change history, and important learning from history is. I find all the connecting links extremely fascinating.
—-A Montfort Junior, speaking about his History teacher and class, December 2018
What a great night watching these young men and women come together and celebrate
What a great way for them to grow up, dress up and let loose after a few months of working hard and diligently
[My daughter] is thrilled with Montfort Academy and all it offers, she enjoys the academic challenge and being surrounded by like minded fellowship/friends
I am looking forward to the next three!!!
—Mother of a Freshman commenting on Montfort’s Annual Snow Ball, December 9, 2018
A special thanks to you and the Montfort family for providing a nourishing and uplifting environment for our children to learn and grow. My daughter is growing very nicely at Montfort and that is in no small part to the community you’ve built on strong Catholic values and tradition. The success of every Montfort student is a testament to the vision and work of the Montfort community and it’s commitment to build strong Christian men and women. I’m pleased with this great news but infinitely more pleased with our being a part of the Montfort family.
—Father of a Montfort sophomore on hearing his daughter was nominated to the National Honor Society, September 26, 2018
There is no other high school in the area that can teach Catholic values and maintain academic greatness like Montfort does.
—Parent of a Montfort graduate, September 13, 2018
IT WAS THRILLING!
--A Freshman, when asked about her first Socratic dialogue, September 6, 2018
. . . By the way, my daughter came home yesterday simply thrilled and exhilarated with Montfort!! Thank you and happy 2nd day!
--Parent of another Freshman, September 6, 2018
The Montfort Academy is proof that a school is better the more identifiably Catholic it is. You are doing something creative and daring, restoring the noble idea of Catholic education. Montfort, you’re the talk of the town. Boy, you got a great thing going here.
— His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, March 2017, on the occasion of his visit to The Montfort Academy
It was a true pleasure to meet your students yesterday. I have never met such a mature, respectful group of Seniors before. It is a credit to you and your staff to have developed a sense of self-confidence and moral values in these fine young men and women. I was truly impressed when one group of students started to say Grace before the teacher announced it. I also observed how no one started to eat their lunch until everyone at the table was served.
--Director of School and Community Programs and Outreach, The Generoso Pope Foundation, April 2018
On behalf of my husband and myself, I write to express our deep appreciation to the administration, faculty, and staff of The Montfort Academy for nourishing our son in mind and spirit over these past 10 months. Not only has our son excelled beyond our expectations academically, but he also has made significant strides in his social growth and maturity. It has brought us extraordinary joy to met some of his new friends, talk to him about what he is learning and see him participate enthusiastically in after school activities, particularly "Swing Nights." We are so glad our son chose to attend Montfort. He knew your school was special from the moment he attended his first open house. Now we know why. We eagerly look forward to the next three years.
--Parent of a Freshman, June 2017
The Montfort Academy in Mt. Vernon, New York, is committed to its mission to enable its students to seek wisdom, practice virtue, and keep the faith. The Catholic culture of the school is evident throughout the building, and finds its deepest expression in the beautiful celebration of liturgy that is imbued with a solemn yet joyful worship sensibility. The relatively small student body forms a sense of family and collegiality that is evident among the students as well as the faculty. The members of the school community – whether student or faculty member – seem well aware of the school’s mission and vision and were able to articulate it when asked. . . The school is first and foremost to be commended for its “unapologetically Catholic” stance. This adherence to Catholic teaching and culture begins with school’s founder, Richard Greco, and continues with its headmaster, Col. David Petriello. Their strong leadership and example is evident in the commitment of the teachers to this mission and the consistency with which the students seem to understand it. Read More
—Mary Pat Donoghue, Director of School Services, May 2017, upon completion of a week of observation at The Montfort Academy
Institute of Catholic Liberal Education
I wish I could so much more for Montfort. I know I have said it many times before, the past three years that our daughter has spent at Montfort have been truly AMAZING. We are so sad that it is coming to an end. Please consider us always a part of the Montfort family.
--Parent of a Senior, April 2018
I want to specifically thank Mr. Greco for having an open door policy for students in need. Mr. Greco took the time to have a one-on-one conversation with our son following the death of a close family member. Our son never had this type of support in any of his previous schools. We are so glad our son is attending a school filled with love and compassion for their students. He really is a different person this year. He is immensely proud of being a Montfort Academy student. Now we know why.
--Parent of a Junior, December 2017
I just had a call from Mr. Petrillo about my twin boys. It warms my heard that he would take the time out of his busy schedule to talk to me about my son's application. For Mr. Petrillo to take the time to make that phone call says it all. I love this school and all it represents. It reminds me of the schools in Ireland--very personable and welcoming and proves my child is not just a number but a person. That is why I chose this school for my other children. It is Westchester's hidden little gem, and I constantly cannot say enough good things about the teachers and staff.
--Family with two Montfort Students, January 2018
Our son had an amazing time. You gave him an experience of a lifetime.
--Parent of a Montfort Sophomore returning from one month abroad in Spain, April 2018.
We enjoyed both the dinner and the show and were really impressed by the quality of the production. It was so lovely to see so many of the kids involved in this event. It is yet another testament to Montfort.
--Parent of a Montfort Senior following the school's Dinner Theater production of Guy & Dolls, April 2018
I would like to thank you, Mrs. Petrillo, the Greco's, board and faculty of Montfort for all that you do to make Montfort the school it is. There is no other school like Montfort. Parent Summer, 2018