Presentation Of Mary Academy

  • 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 AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1958
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students210 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Presentation Of Mary Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses8 courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 30
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,600
Tuition NotesInternational students should email the Admissions Office for international tuition rates.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorJane Danahy Foss
Admissions AssociateSarah Hamilton


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCrew,
Cross CountrySoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lawrence
    Grades: 9-12 | 1316 students
    1.1 miles
    300 Hampshire St
    Lawrence, MA 01841
    (978) 682-0260
    1.1 9-12
  • North Andover
    Brooks School
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    Grades: 9-12 | 363 students
    5 miles
    1160 Great Pond Road
    North Andover, MA 01845
    (978) 725-6272
    5 9-12
  • Amesbury
    Grades: PK-12 | 152 students
    16.2 miles
    4 Noel St.
    Amesbury, MA 01913
    (978) 388-5354
    16.2 PK-12
  • South Hamilton
    Grades: 9-12 | 391 students
    16.2 miles
    537 Highland St
    South Hamilton, MA 01982
    (978) 468-4415
    16.2 9-12
  • Methuen
    St Monica School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 196 students
    0.5 miles
    212 Lawrence St
    Methuen, MA 01844
    (978) 686-1801
    0.5 PK-8

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.
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