Mount Alvernia Academy


Mount Alvernia Academy is an extraordinary community of learners rooted in the Franciscan and Catholic tradition. Serving 300 students from over 35 communities in the greater Boston area, we enjoy a close-knit community where the bonds between school and family are strong. Our mission is to educate and nurture students in a challenging academic environment to become life-long learners and responsible Christians. To that end, MAA focuses on the moral, physical, and social growth of our students to prepare them for the realities of a complex world. 

Our robust curriculum is designed to equip students with the tools necessary to succeed academically and personally in the 21st century. In addition to a core curriculum of Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Religion, our students’ days are also filled with special subjects such as Spanish, Art, Music, Gym, Technology Lab, and Library. Many students also stay after school for a variety of sports and clubs, and for our extended day program. 

With the benefit of small class sizes, our teachers–in collaboration with our full-time learning specialist– have the opportunity to differentiate instruction in order to offer support and enrichment where individual students need it. This supportive foundation is reinforced by a dedicated administration, school counselor, and school nurse. Mount Alvernia Academy is a place where each child is seen and understood for the unique individual they are.

Situated on a beautiful campus in Chestnut Hill, we are located directly across from the main entrance of Boston College. While just minutes away from the city line, we are set upon a tree-lined hill-top with ample outdoor space to learn and play. We enjoy every opportunity to share our campus and community with prospective families, and look forward to hearing from you.

Additional Information

Beginning Grade Taught Preschool

Final Grade Taught 6th Grade

Accreditations National Blue Ribbon School, NEASC accreditation, part of the Archdiocese of Boston

Foreign Languages Taught Spanish

Religious Affiliation Catholic

Number of students enrolled 300

Student Teacher Ratio 10:1

Annual Tuition Price Range $9,900-$10,700

Offers financial aid Yes


Chestnut Hill



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  • Extended day



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Gregory R.

2020-09-07 04:58 pm

Mount Alvernia Academy is a great school and wonderful community. High quality teachers and staff. High level of parent involvement. Great programs and...

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2011-01-10 02:06 pm

When my son turned 3 years in 2001 I didn't look to far mount alvernia academy was the only place that we felt comfortable to send him and to trust them...

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