The Mass is at the center of Catholic life and, therefore, a critical part of any Catholic school. Each week there are four dedicated school Masses at SMA, one for each major portion of the school population—1st – 6th grade girls, 1st -6th grade boys, 7-12th grade girls, and 7-12th grade boys. The liturgy is a special focus within the Academy in both the Religion and Music curricula. Classroom instruction is enhanced and reinforced by weekly activity periods that focus on various aspects of the liturgy and monthly sung Masses for every age group. Mass days for younger students are switched each academic year to ensure all students have a very good opportunity to complete the First Friday Devotion.