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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded1927
Summer School OfferedYes
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2015

Student Body

Total Students327 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Mount Alvernia Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,100
Tuition NotesSibling Discounts apply for Preschool - Sixth Grade
Admissions DirectorMrs. Mary Walsh


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Flag Football, RugbyBasketballCross Country,
FencingFlag Football,


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

Arts and Music Programs:

Recreational Athletic Programs:
After School Sports Program

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 Massachusetts is $13,091 for elementary schools and $32,199 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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