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Located in the Grove Hall neighborhood of Dorchester, Mother Caroline Academy (MCA) is a private, tuition-free school for girls in grades 4-8 from families with limited financial means. Building the path to high school requires high standards and an in-depth understanding of each student's individual gifts and challenges. As a school accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE), we hold students to a high set of academic standards across Math, Science, English, History, Ethics and Art. Serving girls of all faiths, races and cultures from Boston neighborhoods, the mission of the school is to provide a high quality education that develops the individual gifts of each student and prepares her for success in competitive secondary schools and college.
Founded in 1993, Mother Caroline Academy is a tuition free, independent school, for girls in grades 4-8, serving Boston families with limited resources. Our mission is to provide a high quality education that develops the individual gifts of each student and prepares her for success in competitive secondary schools and colleges.
We are devoted to providing a safe environment where each girl can develop self-esteem, self-confidence and the ability to advocate and make healthy decisions for herself. We partner with parents and adult caregivers to help students develop a moral compass and sense of self needed to navigate life's opportunities and challenges.
We utilize project based learning to fully engage students in content and develop skills in collaboration, critical thinking, communication and problem-solving. Outside of the classroom, we offer experiences that build skills and knowledge needed for life through extended day programming that includes athletics, arts, STEM, student clubs, field trips and service learning.
Before School Program
Students can arrive as early as 7:15 AM. Homeroom with breaksfast begins at 7:50 AM. Chapel begins at 8:20 AM.
After School Program
There are a wide range of student afternoon activities. Student activities begin at 3:30 PM and end at 4:45 PM. All students are expected to attend afternoon activities.
Grades 4 & 5 are required to wear plaid blue skirts and MCA polo tops. Grades 6-8 can wear either skirts or gray pants.
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