Your Child’s Journey
For 30 years, parents and caregivers like you have begun this journey by wondering whether Mother Caroline is the right fit. This is a major decision that can positively affect not only your student, but your entire family.
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When you are ready, fill out an application
Mother Caroline Academy is a tuition-free school for students from traditionally underresourced Boston neighborhoods. Mother Caroline Academy uses the Boston Fuel Assistance Income Guidelines to help determine financial eligibility for students and their families. We require that families pay an annual enrollment fee of $350. The fee is due when families sign and return the decision letter offered to attend MCA.
Dates of upcoming sessions:
Application materials for the 2024-2025 school year are below.
All applicants must:
Frequently Asked Questions
MCA teaches grades 3-8.
Yes, MCA does not charge tuition, however there is a non-refundable enrollment fee of $350.00 that must be paid each year for students to be eligible for enrollment.
Families can apply for grades 3-7 at MCA.
MCA has a low student-teacher ratio of 7:1.
(ALL uniform tops must have an MCA logo on them)
The uniform includes navy blue polo shirts for grades 3 through 7; Red polo shirts for only 8th graders (short & long sleeve); grey MCA activity T-shirt, and a MCA navy blue hooded sweatshirt for all grades. Navy blue vest is optional.
For bottoms, students must wear khaki pants, khaki pleated skirts (knee length) and/or plaid skirts (No jeans or athletic clothing). For activity, students must wear navy blue sweatpants or navy blue shorts. For footwear, students can only wear all black sneakers and/or black school shoes (rubber sole, laces). Open toe, crocs, slip ons, flats, flip-flops are NOT allowed.
METRO School Uniforms (MSU) located at
745 Dudley St., Dorchester, MA 02125
Phone: 774-500-4085 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Uniforms can also be purchased online. Please place your order according to the student’s grade by clicking at one of the links below.
Although MCA does not offer school bus transportation for students, MCA does provide one M7 bus pass to each 7th and 8th grade student. For 6th grade students, families can request in writing a bus pass and will get one only if BPS Transportation approves it. For students in grades 3, 4 & 5, they are able to receive bus services only if approved directly through Boston Public Schools (BPS) Transportation.
There is a Parent Liaison Committee that meets 3 to 4 times during the school year with the Head of School and the Administrators. Also, our Parenting Journey Series is offered to all parents who have their students enrolled at Mother Caroline Academy. Parenting Journey works with parents to ensure they have the support necessary to be even better parents to their child(ren). Topics covered in Parenting Journey include, but are
not limited to parenting, mental health, physical health and wellness. Talking points are flexible, giving parents a chance to express what they need. Currently, Parenting Journey is held the first Saturday of each month in person at MCA. Parenting Journey is mandatory for all new families.
MCA provides students and their families with guidance and support necessary for high school placement. The Graduate Support Program at MCA assists students with the high school application process, including financial aid and ensuring that students find the school best suited to their strengths and needs as a student and individual.
Currently school activities are held on Mondays and Wednesdays. The activities and the days are subject to change for next school year.
MCA follows the CDC, State, and Federal guidelines as it pertains to any and all COVID-19 mandates MCA Summer.
July 10, 2023 – July 21, 2023 from 8:15 a.m – 2:30 p.m, Monday – Friday