Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center

515 Blue Hill Ave
Dorchester, MA 02121-0212
Tel: (617)427-1177
Grades: 4-8 | 77 students
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Mother Caroline Academy is a private, tuition free school for girls in grades 4-8 from limitedfinancial means.
It serves girls of all faiths, races and cultures from Bostonneighborhoods.Rooted in the Catholic tradition, that recognizes the dignity of each person,the Academy emphasizes the importance of scholarship, leadership, spiritual, socialand moral development.
The Mother Caroline community continues to support and nourishits graduates throughout their secondary and college education.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. State or regional independent school association
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 4-8
Year Founded 1993

Student Body

Total Students 77 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 13 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Red or Blue Polo Shirt, Plaid Skirt, Gray Pants, or Khaki Pants)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Karen Ricketts


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Book Club, Double Dutch, Drama Club, Running Club, Yearbook/Newspaper Book Club, Double Dutch, Drama Club, Running Club, Yearbook/Newspaper,

School Notes

  • Welcome to Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center (MCAEC). We are delighted that you have taken the first step in learning more about us. Mother Caroline is a private learning environment for low-income middle school girls in grades 4-8 and their families. We have successfully reached hundreds of families of greatest need over the years. Founded in 1993 in the Catholic tradition, MCAEC has a proud history of providing an excellent educational experience to middle school girls in inner city Boston. Since its inception, 100% of our girls have graduated from high school and 68% matriculate college. The relationship that we have with our students and their families is critical to student success. Every day at Mother Caroline we have the privilege of providing an environment where we value the leadership, scholarship, spiritual and moral development of our entire community. We encourage, inspire, and challenge our students to bring forth their best selves so that they may be academically and socially prepared to compete in the 21st century. Our commitment to the moral and academic development of middle school girls began with the vision of our founders Sister Rita Brereton, Father Gerald Osterman and Msgr. William Francis. They believed that by investing in girls from low-income families in Boston, that the return on the community would be fruitful, and it has been. Studies have shown that by giving a girl an education, you are not only investing in her life but that of her family, her community and her nation. At Mother Caroline we recognized the importance of not only investing in a girl but her family and community as well.
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