Principal’s Message

Welcome to the Montoursville Area High School web site.  If you are searching for a place to call home, I invite you to explore our site and learn more about our schools.  You will find a commitment to academic excellence through our course offerings and academic achievements.  If you are already a member of our school community, browse our site to learn about recent news and activities on campus.  Our school has long maintained a standard of excellence in education and is the pride of our community, staff, and students.

As a student at MAHS, you are the critical component of the school and the key to continued success.  Montoursville Area High School is your school and it offers you a variety of opportunities for learning, friendship, and activities.  We encourage you to become actively involved in your school, participate in its many activities, and become a positive and valuable contributor to its future.  The teachers, counselors, administration, and support staff are here to work with you and to help you successfully prepare for your future.  Please be sure to get to know us and allow us to assist you during your years at MAHS.

Our 650 students in grades 9-12 have an incredible array of opportunities in education.  We offer 14 AP level courses in Biology, Calculus (AB), English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, Government and Politics, Micro-Economics, Macro-Economics, Music, Chemistry, Physics C: Mechanics, Psychology, Spanish Language, US History, and World History.  The high school has been named one of America’s Most Challenging High Schoosl for the 6th consecutive year.  We are one of 35 high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylavnia to be named to this list.

There are opportunities in the arts with an award winning Band and Concert Choir.  The district has recenlty been named a Best Community for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation. In the arts, we have 4 years of Drawing, Painting, and Ceramics.  We also have extensive Drama and Acting offerings with a spring musical and fall play that are among the best in North Central Pennsylvania.  If working with your hands is appealing, we offer 4 years of Metal, Wood, and one of the premier Agriculture programs in the state.

Whether you are a member of our school community, or looking to be a part of it, you will find our excellence does not stop in the classroom.  Our athletics and activities incorporate the ideals of sportsmanship, participation, and pride in the school they represent.  Our students are proud to be a part of a quality system of education and demonstrate that when representing us at an academic competition or an athletic event.

Our commitment to education through academics, the arts, athletics, and activities have created one of the premier schools in North Central Pennsylvania.  We invite you to become a part of our district.  And to those that are already a part of our school, we commend you on your choice to be a part of educational excellence.  Our people, from students to facutly, to staff and administration, make our schools a learning community, that embraces pride, excellence, and tradition.  We look forward to having this site as one piece of our school community that will help to elevate the standard of excellence for all students through challenging academics, expansive experiences and respectful interactions.

Go Warriors,

Daniel D. Taormina
Principal