Presentation Of Mary Academy

209 Lawrence Street
Methuen, MA 01844-0184
Tel: (978)682-9391
Grades: 9-12 | 203 students
Presentation of Mary Academy is a private, Catholic, co-ed, college preparatory high school, built on the tradition of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary.
Presentation of Mary Academy provides a quality education that seeks to integrate Catholic beliefs and values with academic excellence, thus empowering young women and men to assume roles of leadership and service to family, Church and community.
PMA is strongly committed to providing an environment for students to reach their potential through fostering positive self-image, promoting self-discipline, developing critical thinking skills and enhancing each one's unique talents; offering advanced placement, honors, college preparatory and elective courses that present students the opportunity for intellectual, spiritual and emotional growth; developing young women and men with strong morals and values through the teachings of Jesus; these provide the foundation for ongoing Christian growth; encouraging participation in extra-curricular activities and athletics; providing a dedicated faculty and staff, who challenge young women and men to achieve and who serve as role models; and maintaining updated facilities to meet evolving educational needs.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1958

Student Body

Total Students 203 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Presentation Of Mary Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses 8 courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP French Language, AP Spanish Language, AP US History
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 30
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,500
Tuition Notes International students should email the Admissions Office for international tuition rates.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Jane Danahy Foss
Admissions Associate Sarah Hamilton


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCrew,
Cross CountrySoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Central Catholic High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Monica School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Chapel School (0.4 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Methuen
    St. Monica School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 166 students
    0 miles
    212 Lawrence St
    Methuen, MA 01844
  • Methuen
    The Chapel School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 177 students
    0.4 miles
    26 Pleasant Street
    Methuen, MA 01844
  • Methuen
    Grades: PK-8 | 143 students
    0.8 miles
    125 Oakland Ave
    Methuen, MA 01844
  • Lawrence
    Grades: 9-12 | 1353 students
    1.1 miles
    300 Hampshire St
    Lawrence, MA 01841
  • Lawrence
    Notre Dame High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 272 students
    1.2 miles
    207 Hampshire St
    Lawrence, MA 01841

School Reviews

I graduated from PMA almost 20 years ago and I still credit them for making me into the person I am today. The way I was encouraged to learn and embrace school, rather than hate it, stayed with me through college, graduate school and now in my career. In fact, I was so prepared for college that I tested out of several freshman classes (and I know a lot of my former classmates did as well.) At PMA they care about the student as an individual and I was always encouraged to pursue greatness. I still remember every one of my teachers, and, even more impressive, they still remember me. I am glad to say that after a recent visit the atmosphere and overall feel of the school is the same. I would highly recommend PMA.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 04/09/12

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