EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY Mother Caroline Academy and Education Center
The mission of Mother Caroline Academy and Education Center is centered on transforming the lives of underrepresented girls in the city of Boston through a rigorous, independent middle school education. With a renewed commitment to lift young women out of poverty and empower them to become leaders of the community and beyond we prepare our students to become global citizens for the future. Emphasis is placed on a skills based curriculum including language arts, reading, mathematics, science, social studies, world religions, and world language. With attention to implementing the 21st century skills, our students are challenged to include creativity, problem solving, and innovation in their academic endeavors.
Our teaching methodologies are reflective of our core values: Leadership, Responsibility, Respect, and Perseverance. Classrooms include student-centered and teacher-structured environments where each student is encouraged to become a leader. Our students are encouraged to develop critical and independent thinking to become responsible participants in the classroom. We seek to dignify each and every student by honoring their individuality and unique gifts they bring to our community of learners. Our faculty instill in each student the importance of a steadfast work ethic that will help them in their high school years, college, and beyond.
Our Extended Day program that includes sports, visual and performing arts, and a STEAM club, allow students to to engage in activities that address the social, emotional, and physical needs of the middle school child. Our wrap around services such as “The Parenting Journey”, a nationally acclaimed educational program that supports parents through education and discussion, help our families navigate the independent school world.
We partner with many community organizations such as Step Into Art, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Handel and Haydn Society, i2 Learning, and the BU Center for Regenerative Medicine. These partnerships allow our students to become involved in the Boston community while providing rich cultural opportunities where students are able to learn about careers as well as broaden their lens to the world.