What Makes a Great MCA Student Candidate?

Mother Caroline Academy (MCA) recognizes the value of a single-sex education for girls. Students are admitted to MCA in the 4th grade. Occasionally, openings may arise in 5th, 6th, and 7th grade. We look for prospective students who are committed to learning and doing their best. While we look for strong transcripts, grades are only one of the criteria that we review when deciding on an applicant. A great MCA candidate has a positive attitude, the potential to succeed in an academically challenging environment, and possesses a curiosity and commitment to her studies. An ideal candidate also has the desire to pursue extracurricular activities and shows the desire to grow and mature outside the classroom as well.


The Open House Dates for Admission to Mother Caroline Academy will be: 

Saturday, January 21, 2017 @ 10:00am

Saturday, February 11, 2017 @ 10:00am
LIVE WEBINAR ONLY! To see the webinar presentation please click on the following link:

Please also call into the conference line: 949-229-4400, PIN Number: 3502796

Saturday, March 25, 2017 @ 10:00am

Application deadline for early acceptance: February 17, 2017

Final application deadline: April 24, 2017

Final Acceptance Decisions will be made Friday, May 19.

Application Documents

To obtain an application packet you may do the following:

1.  Visit the school and receive a packet at the front desk

2.  Contact the school at (617) 427-1177 and have a packet mailed to you

Note: All application materials must be completed before submission to MCA

The Process

To apply for admission, prospective students and their parents must attend an information session in the fall or winter prior to the start of the next school year. The application process includes the submission of elementary school transcripts along with two teacher recommendations. Once invited, prospective students take a basic skills test and participate in an interview day where the prospective student and parents meet current MCA students, faculty, and administrators. There is no absolute cutoff point for either the transcript review or the basic skills test. Rather, the applicant’s degree of motivation, the extent to which she desires to succeed academically and in extracurricular activities is the main criterion the school uses in making admissions decisions. For more information please contact our Office of Admissions at 617-427-1177 ext. 201.


Mother Caroline Academy uses the Boston Fuel Assistance income guidelines to help determine financial eligibility for students and their families. We look at household size as well as the household income of our prospective families. We require that families pay an annual activity fee of $750 to help defray the costs of extracurricular activities that the girls are involved in throughout the year.