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We are saddened to share the news of the passing of Sister Mary Damon Nolan, mfic.
Sister Damon was the first principal of Mount Alvernia High School when the school moved to 790 Centre Street in 1972. She served as the school’s principal until 1979. Sister Damon followed her passion for education and moved to Bolivia to teach. In 1993, she founded UAC-Carmen Pampa, a satellite campus of Catholic University to serve the poor in a rural Bolivian village. Ten years later, in 2003, the United Nations recognized the UAC-Carmen Pampa as an institution with “best practices in poverty eradication.”
In more recent years, Sister Damon returned to 790 Centre Street. Always a Mustang fan, she could often be spotted at basketball games. The 2019 Varsity Basketball team named her an honorary member. In 2020 she was named a Mount Alvernia High School 7 C’s Woman.
Sister Damon’s wake will be held in the Chapel of Mount Alvernia High School on Thursday, June 10th from 4-8pm with a wake service at 6:30pm. Her funeral will be held on Friday, June 11th at 10am.
The legacy of Sister Damon will continue to live in our hearts and be forever felt at 790 Centre Street.
In lieu of an Open House, the Admissions Office will schedule private tours for prospective students and their families. Please contact the Admissions office directly at email@example.com to schedule.
Shadow days at Mount Alvernia High School are a great way to see what a typical day is like for as a student. The prospective student will shadow a member of the grade they would be entering in the fall.
To register for a Shadow Day, please contact the Admissions Office. We will be hosting Shadow Days throughout the fall and winter. Shadow guests will be limited to one shadow student per grade per day.
The Archdiocesan High School Entrance Examination (HSPT) will be administered virtually throughout the fall and will be virtually hosted by Mount Alvernia High School on Saturday, October 31, 2020.
For more information about the exam, including other testing locations, and to register, please visit: boston.stsusers.com
The required exam fee of $40.00 and a registration form must be completed at the school where the student intends to take the examination.
Please note: Applicants do not need to take the exam here but must be sure to have the exam results sent to the school. The student may indicate on the registration form up to five schools to which her exam results will be sent. We are not administering the December HSPT exam.
The priority deadline for applications is December 15, 2020. Applications received after December 15 will be considered if space is available. Please contact our Admissions Office with questions you may have about our late application process
Recommendation forms from English, Math, Language teachers and the principal or guidance counselor must be sent directly from them to Mount Alvernia High School and are due by December 15, 2020.
Upon receiving a complete application package, the school will contact applicants to schedule an interview.
Priority for interviews will be given to complete application packages received by December 15, 2020. Students whose applications were received after the deadline will be scheduled on a rolling basis as time allows. Interviews will be scheduled via Google Meet or Zoom.
The decision will be posted on Ravenna the week of February 1, 2021.
In lieu of an Open House, we will be doing private tours for families during school hours.
To schedule a private tour, please contact the admissions office directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register for a Shadow Day, please contact the Admissions Office. We will be doing Shadow Days throughout the fall and winter. Shadow guests will be limited to one shadow student per grade per day.
For entrance into grades 7 & 8, students must register and take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE).
Students need to register for the exam directly with the testing agency, Educational Records Bureau. You can register online or by phone at 1-800-446-0320.
Each student will receive her scores directly from the testing agency, Educational Records Bureau. Please be sure to request that your scores are sent to Mount Alvernia High School. If you are a resident of the City of Boston and have sat for the public school exam, you will need to contact the testing company to have your scores forwarded to Mount Alvernia High School. Results must be submitted by December 31, 2020.
1927 Club: $25,000+
San Damiano Society: $10,000-$24,999
Elizabeth Hayes Society: $5,000 – $9,999
League of St. Bonaventure: $2,500 – $4,999
Tau Circle: $1,000 – $2,499
Alvernian Guild: $500 – $999
St. Anthony Associates: $250 – $499
Friends of St. Francis: $100 – $249
Contributor: Up to $99