For 28 years, Mother Caroline Academy has opened doors and transformed lives of girls in grades 4-8 and set them on a promising path to a life full of opportunity. Leading the way for the MCA students is the new head of school – Annmarie Quezada. With 30 years of experience in the field of education, Quezada has given the school new life including updating the curriculum to with world languages – Latin and Spanish, and world religions – the study of all the religions of the world with an emphasis on tolerance, history, and culture.
This private, tuition-free school for girls is located right here in Dorchester and is the only tuition- free school for girls in Boston and open to all girls living within Boston city limits. Through a strong education foundation, part of MCA’s mission is to help prepare girls for high school, college and the world. Check out these impressive stats: 100% of MCA graduates graduate from high school, 96% enroll in college, and 75% matriculate within 6 years. Last year’s graduating class of 12 received scholarships totaling over $700,000.
These graduates go on to give back to Mother Caroline’s including MCA’s own principal – Michelle Brito who attended MCA, then The Groton School, followed by Middlebury College before getting her masters at Emmanuel. Sandra E. Genere, class of ’97, attended Newton Country Day, Holy Cross and Harvard Business School. She is now the co-chair of the MCA board. A new alumnae advisory board of 15 alums meet quarterly to share ideas and strengthen the community. All role models for the students.
You can learn more about Mother Caroline’s Academy here.
How you can help
To make this education possible, the school counts on philanthropic support from individuals, corporations and foundations. And this Thursday, the second annual Friendraiser is coming up! It’s a great opportunity to help support this important school and learn more about its mission. Stop by The Bowery Bar on September 19th from 6-8. You can purchase tickets here!