Mount Alvernia offers a strong core curriculum in humanities, mathematics, science and technology, as well as specialized content in selected electives. The program is divided into traditional departments and the purpose of each is articulated in its philosophy. These philosophies are filled with references to the behavior and thinking that encourages a moral life based on the underlying values of our tradition.

While a written curriculum states the goals and objectives for each class, education here is broader and deeper than a collection of syllabi. It is life lessons.