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 Franciscan Independent Catholic elementary school.
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 & 2022 National Blue Ribbon School for Academic Excellence.
This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 314 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,250
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded
1927
Summer School Offered
Yes
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2015, 2022

Student Body

Total Students
314 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Mount Alvernia Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Sibling Discounts apply for Preschool - Sixth Grade and Preschool Tuition Schedule Separate
Admissions Director
Mrs. Mary Walsh
Admissions Associate
Daniel Griffin

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

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:
Band

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Mount Alvernia Academy cost?
Mount Alvernia Academy's tuition is approximately $12,250 for private students.
What sports does Mount Alvernia Academy offer?
Mount Alvernia Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Intramural Sports Only and Rugby.
What is Mount Alvernia Academy's ranking?
Mount Alvernia Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Massachusetts for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Mount Alvernia Academy?
The application deadline for Mount Alvernia Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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Mt. Alvernia Academy has provided our family with a strong community and robust academics in all aspects of the school -- classroom experience, on the athletic fields, and while exploring the expansive campus. We joined the MAA community in 2009 and are consistently impressed by the quality of instruction and care in how MAA addresses all aspects of child development. As a fellow educator, I'm impressed with MAA's strong and clear curricular goals. My 3 children, with different personalities and learning profiles, felt seen and heard at MAA ~ and as they transitioned to their secondary schools, continue to return to MAA to remain involved with the community. Check it out!
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5  
"I have an extraordinary experience with my 5-year-old son at a hidden gem school in the Chestnut Hill area. It's located in a safe and vibrant community, and has amazing teachers and parents working together."
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"I have an extraordinary experience with my 5-year-old son at a hidden gem school in the Chestnut Hill area. It's located in a safe and vibrant community, and has amazing teachers and parents working together."
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 314 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,250
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Middlesex County, MA is $28,015 for elementary schools and $45,401 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Middlesex County, MA is 61% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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