Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center

  • Mother Caroline Academy is a private, tuitionfreeschoolforgirlsin grades 4-8 from limitedfinancial means.
  • It serves girls of all faiths,racesandculturesfromBostonneighborhoods.Rooted intheCatholictradition,thatrecognizes the dignity of eachperson,theAcademyemphasizestheimportance of scholarship,leadership,spiritual,socialandmoraldevelopment. The Mother Caroline community continuestosupportandnourishitsgraduates throughout theirsecondaryandcollegeeducation.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades 4-8
Year Founded1993

Student Body

Total Students69 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Mother Caroline Academy & Education Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Red or Blue Polo Shirt, Plaid Skirt, Gray Pants, or Khaki Pants )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesMother Caroline Academy is a tuition-free school. Families pay a one-time enrollment fee of $750 each academic year.
Admissions DirectorUchechi Egbuchulam


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, TennisBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Book Club, Discovering Justice, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math), Yearbook/Newspaper, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club, Photography, Tony Williams Dance Company

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Double Dutch, Running Club, Step Team

School Notes

  • Welcome to Mother Caroline Academy &EducationCenter(MCAEC).Weare delighted that you have taken thefirst stepinlearningmoreabout us. Mother Caroline is aprivatelearningenvironmentforlow-income middle school girls ingrades 4-8andtheirfamilies. Wehave successfully reached hundredsoffamiliesofgreatest need overthe years. Founded in 1993intheCatholictradition, MCAEC has aproud history ofprovidinganexcellenteducational experience tomiddle school girlsininnercity Boston.Since its inception, 100%of our girlshavegraduatedfrom highschool and 68% matriculatecollege.Therelationship thatwe havewith our students and theirfamiliesiscritical tostudentsuccess. Every day at Mother Carolinewe havetheprivilegeofproviding an environment wherewevaluetheleadership,scholarship, spiritual and moraldevelopmentofourentirecommunity. We encourage, inspire, andchallengeourstudentstobring forth their best selves so that theymaybeacademicallyandsocially prepared to compete in the21stcentury.Our commitmenttothe moral and academic developmentofmiddle schoolgirlsbeganwith the vision of our founders SisterRitaBrereton,FatherGeraldOsterman and Msgr. William Francis.Theybelieved thatbyinvestingin girls from low-income familiesinBoston, thatthereturn on thecommunity would be fruitful, and ithasbeen.Studieshave shownthat by giving a girl an education, youarenotonlyinvesting inher life but that of her family, hercommunityandhernation. AtMother Caroline we recognized theimportance ofnotonlyinvestingin a girl but her family and communityaswell.
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