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How to Apply

Admission Process


Admission inquiries are welcome at any time. Families are encouraged to begin the process in the fall for the following academic year.

Please submit the Online Inquiry Form below or call Mary Walsh at 617-379-5792 for more information.


You may contact Mary Walsh, Director of Admissions & Marketing at 617-379-5792 or to schedule a private tour.
Open Houses
Open Houses are held several times each year in the fall and winter. In addition, we have a variety of opportunities for prospective families to become acquainted with our community.
Upcoming Open Houses
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 8:30 - 10 am
Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 11 am - 1:00 pm
Please click HERE to register to attend.  We look forward to meeting you and your family!


Mount Alvernia Academy is one of the Region area schools using a web-based application called Ravenna for the submission of online applications. Ravenna allows you to efficiently apply to schools and track the status of your application online. 


How to start

To begin your application, go to Ravenna and create an account. Make sure to create your account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admission season as this will be your primary email contact with our school.


Support or Help

If at any point you should have a question about Ravenna and your application, please contact them at Ravenna is happy to answer your inquiry by phone, however, they require that all support inquiries are initiated through the email address you used to create your Ravenna account. It is important that they are able to validate your access to any information about your applicant’s account to protect your privacy.

The following supplementary materials to be considered an applicant for admission. These materials must be received by the Admissions Office by February 1.
  • Application and Fee
  • Copy of Child’s Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Child's Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)
  • Child’s School Visit
  • Testing
  • School Transcript
Mount Alvernia Academy is a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certified school.
Application Fee
There is a $50 fee to submit an application for Preschool and a $100 Application and Testing Fee for K-6 which must be paid with a credit card when applying online.  You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your online application and payment.
Child’s School Visit
So that we can get to know your child better, he or she is asked to spend some time with us.
  • For three-and four-year old children, a brief interview with our Preschool Director is required.
  • Candidates for first through sixth grade are invited to spend a day at Mount Alvernia Academy with students in their current grade.
The following testing is necessary for entrance to all grades:
  • Applicants to Kindergarten are asked to be screened on specific days in January and February.
  • Applicants to Grades 1 through 6 are tested by our Learning Specialist and then asked to spend the day at MAA.
Teacher Recommendation(s)
  • For our Preschool through Grade 1 applicants, we require one Teacher Recommendation Form to be completed by your child’s current teacher. 
  • For applicants to Grades 2 through 5, we require one Teacher Recommendation Form to be completed by your child’s current teacher. 
School Transcripts (first through sixth grade applicants)
Transcripts for the first grading period of the current school year and a completed report from all previous years are required for the applicant, as well as standardized test scores. It is the responsibility of the parent to request that these official records be sent to Mount Alvernia Academy by submitting the Transcript Release Form to their child’s current school.  The school will mail the transcript directly to the Admissions Office. 
The Admission Committee seeks to create a balanced, well-rounded student body.  We do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, religion, or national or ethnic origin.  Diversity within a school community enriches the educational experience for all.
When considering an application, the Admission Committee takes into account many factors, including past classroom performance, teacher recommendations, the school visit, and test results.
Mount Alvernia Academy's admission policy is to accept siblings of current students first and then by date of application.
Students entering the Preschool Program must be fully toilet trained before entry.  Although the teacher and the aide(s) in the classroom will supervise, they are not required to assist the child in the bathroom. Assistance is limited to helping with buttons, zippers, etc.