Mount Alvernia Academy

MOUNT ALVERNIA ACADEMY is a private, coeducational Catholic School for students in nursery through grade six.
Established in 1927 and located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, the school is situated on a beautiful campus overlooking Boston College comprised of three buildings, two playground areas, and two playing fields.
Mount Alvernia is a sponsored Ministry of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception.
The school community is composed of Franciscan Sisters, lay teachers, and families from varying parishes and ethnic backgrounds.
Mount Alvernia Academy is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Board of Education of the Archdiocese of Boston.
MAA was named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School for Academic Excellence.
This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded 1927
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2015

Student Body

Total Students 327 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Mount Alvernia Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,600
Admissions Director Mrs. Mary Walsh


Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports BasketballBasketball


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After School Sports Program, Art Club, Band, Chess Club, Extended Day Program (until 5:45 PM), Glee Club Art Club, Band, Chess Club, Glee Club, After School Sports Program,
Extended Day Program (until 5:45 PM),

School Notes

  • Mount Alvernia Academy provides an unparalleled education for children from Preschool through Sixth Grade.  Committed to develeping each student - intellectually, spiritually, and phycially - in an environment that celebrates community and friendship, we prepare the students for the challenges of tomorrow.
  • With the goal of building a strong foundation in academic areas and critical thinking skills, the students study mathematics, reading, writing, science, and foreign language using technology, project-based learning, problem-solving strategies, and creative educational endeavors.  
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The average private school tuition in Middlesex County, MA is $15,329 for elementary schools and $33,386 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Middlesex County, MA is 62% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).