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.



Admissions Open House Dates

Events will be scheduled in the future.

Application Materials

Application materials for the 2020-2021 school year are down below.  Please review the checklist for all required documentation for submission. Applications will not be reviewed until all required documentation has been received. If you have any questions, please contact our office of admissions at 617-427-1177 ext. 202

MCA Admissions Checklist & Recommendation Forms

Application for Admission

The Process

To apply for admission, prospective students and their parents must attend an information session in the 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. 202


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 enrollment fee of $750.