Snapshot of Life at 790 Centre Street

Individual Attention

  • School size: 205
  • Average class size: 12
  • Teacher to student ratio: 1:9
  • Size of faculty: 27
  • Faculty have advanced degrees: 80%

Rigorous College Preparatory Curriculum

  • 100% of students are accepted to college. See a sample of where our students have been accepted.
  • Students must fulfill our requirement of 21 credits in order to graduate, including four years of: Theology, English, Mathematics, History/Social Studies; three years of Science and two years of a Modern Language. Most students exceed this requirement.
  • Advanced Placement courses are offered in Calculus, Statistics, English Literature, Physics, French and Spanish. Honors level students are encouraged to prepare for AP exams in various subjects including English Language and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, United States History and World History.
  • Since 2001, Mount Alvernia has had 91 AP Scholars.

Co-Curricular Activities

  • Mount Alvernia offers athletic opportunities for all students including 12 varsity teams.
  • 60% of students participate in athletics.
  • Students are required to complete 30 hours of community service per year in grades 8-12. 6,000+ hours of community service is performed by students in one year.
  • 20+ co-curricular activities are available for students to explore other learning opportunities and create friendships within the school community.
  • We have 100% participation in co-curricular activities.

Collaboration Through Technology

  • 50 iPads and Chromebooks in a mobile lab available to any teacher, in any classroom.
  • 3D printer, located in our computer lab, expands the boundaries of students’ creativity.
  • Our 70 desktop computers around campus provide students an opportunity to do research, learn coding, produce movies or write papers from the library, lab or in a classroom.
  • We are an active Google Apps for Education campus. Students process, produce and review study material collaboratively using Google Documents.
  • Students submit work via the web-based application Turn It In. This program gives students the opportunity to respond to teacher feedback electronically and revisit work throughout the year to reflect on and improve their writing.

Vibrant Community

  • 39 communities in Greater Boston and beyond are represented by our students,  including: Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Braintree, Brighton, Charlestown, Dedham, Dorchester, Duxbury, Framingham, Hudson, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Lynnfield, Medfield, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Norfolk, Norwood, Roslindale, Roxbury, Somerville, South Boston, Stoughton, Sudbury, Walpole, Waltham, Watertown, Westborough, Wellesley, West Roxbury and Westwood.
  • More than 1800 proud alumnae found throughout the world.