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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 327 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,100
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Mount Alvernia Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for:

School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2015

Student Body

Total Students
327 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Mount Alvernia Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Sibling Discounts apply for Preschool - Sixth Grade
Admissions Director
Mrs. Mary Walsh


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 327 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,100
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Middlesex County, MA is $24,237 for elementary schools and $41,096 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Middlesex County, MA is 63% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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