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Mother Caroline Academy and Education Center

aka Mother Caroline Academy   |   Dorchester, MA   |  https://www.mcaec.org

Mission

Mother Caroline Academy empowers girls in grades 3-8 to think bigger, bolder, and beyond, through educational excellence, leadership development, and community stewardship in a safe space that fosters social and emotional learning. Our aim is to empower students and families to achieve generational growth and development where all can imagine a future with limitless possibilities.

Ruling year info

1994

Head of School

Mrs. Annmarie Quezada

Main address

515 Blue Hill Avenue

Dorchester, MA 02124 USA

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EIN

04-3163180

NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a religious organization.

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Mother Caroline Academy

Mother Caroline Academy is a private tuition-free school for girls in grades 4-8 from limited financial means.It serves girls of all faiths, race and cultures from Boston neighborhoods. The mission of the school is to provide a high quality education that develops the individual gifts of each student and prepares her for success in competitive secondary schools and college. Accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of New England Curriculum includes Math, Science, English, History, Social Studies, Art, Religious and Civic Engagement, Ethics, World Religions, Phys Ed Extended Day Program Monday thru Friday from 8:00-5:00 Evening study Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00-6:30. Breakfast available from 7:30-8:00. Teacher/Student Ratio 1-5 with 11 Teaching Fellows and 5 Professional Educators on staff Afternoon activities include Athletics, Student Clubs, Art, Girls Scouts, and Science Club for Girls. Mandatory 4 week academic camp program for rising 4th and 5th graders

Population(s) Served

The mission of the Education Center is to empower parents and other adults to achieve their greatest personal and economic potential. The Adult Education Program provides evening and daytime classes in ESL, GED prep, and computer skills.MCA parents receive discounted tuition. Since 2008, through a partnership with Cambridge College, 28 adult family members of MCA girls have attended or are attending college with 5 parents having graduated from college.

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Adults

MCA Mentoring Program is designed to provide support to current students as well as high school alumnae as they transition away from the Academy, adapt to private high school culture and rigor, and undertake the college selection and application process. The commitment by both the mentor and student is from 7th grade through 12th grade. Specific program objectives include: To develop supportive relationships between students and positive adult female role models To foster academic success and a successful transition into higher education institutions To assist in addressing the barriers experienced by parents who may have limited English language skills, demanding work and family needs, and limited exposure to higher education institutions.

Population(s) Served

Goals of the program include: To provide access to a comprehensive academic enrichment program that will enhance Academy girls' reading, literacy, and math skills to prevent summer regression and accelerate progress over the summer compared to middle class peers; To offer daily co-curricular activities (e.g. athletics, arts, performance) as well as weekly field trips that extend students' learning (e.g. cultural events, museums, historic sites, theater). Provide an opportunity for students to begin to develop relationships between themselves and Academy teaching staff students prior to the official start of the school year.

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Much research indicates that participation in extracurricular activities affects students' academic performance including athletics, music, performing arts and community service.The Academy continues to develop extra curricular programs with required physical education for all grades, introduction of competitive sports beginning in 6th grade, a formal choral program, introduction of string instruments, mandatory art, and student clubs focused on in-school and outside school community service.

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Affiliations & memberships

Association of Independent Schools of New England 2000

Financials

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Mother Caroline Academy and Education Center

Board of directors
as of 01/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Essence Souffrant

Maryann Basler

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Allison Cole - Phibert

Verizon Wireless

Dulce Depina

Alumnae

Peter Holland

Former Superintendent

Kaushik Mehta

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Maria O. Hylton

Boston University School of Law

Candace Stanciel

New Profit

Christina Olayon - Baker

Global Product Development

Sandra Genre

Harvard Business School

Sarah Clark - Scholte

Bain Capital

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SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2024

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Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
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