Philosophy of Admissions

We look for young people who can benefit from and contribute to the educational and religious mission of the school. In order to maintain a strong educational environment, an admissions process has been established to help inform the Admissions Committee about a student’s ability to perform academically to our expectations in a college preparatory program.

Special consideration is given to those applicants who already have a link with our school community. We usually respond affirmatively to siblings of present students and to children of faculty, provided we are not setting the child up for failure, or placing the child within a competitive situation that would adversely affect the student’s self-image and/or future goals. We do this because we believe a family that has demonstrated loyalty and commitment deserves a positive response from us.

Children of alumni and those who have already demonstrated a commitment to Catholic education receive an edge in the admissions process, but only if the student has scored in an acceptable range, has performed well in the present school, and has received satisfactory teacher recommendations.

While we are committed to accepting and producing well-rounded students, athletic ability or excellence in other co-curricular activities are not criteria for acceptance, and are not considered during the admission process.

Decisions are based on nationally-normed entrance exam results, current performance in school as evidenced by school transcripts and teacher recommendations.

Admissions timeline

  • Saturday, November 16, 2019 – Entrance exam for middle school students
  • Saturday, December 7, 2019: Entrance exam for middle and high schools
  • Saturday, December 14, 2019 – Entrance exam for middle and high schools
  • Notification of decision: Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 – Accepted Students Day
  • Monday, March 2, 2020 – Registration forms due
  • April – Course selection begins

Entrance exams

Middle school and high school students

  • Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Saturday, December 14, 2019 (make-up date)

Middle school students only

  • Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019

Students should arrive at 8 AM and will be brought to classrooms at 8:15 AM. Because this is a timed test, we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. Middle school applicants will be done at 10:45 AM and high school applicants are to complete their exams at 11:45 AM. There is no registration for entrance exams, as it is included in each prospective student’s application, which can be accessed here. Following the entrance exams, prospective students will be notified of their results and potential acceptance on Friday, January 31, 2020.

For more information, please contact Director of Admissions Susan Gasbarro, ’93, at 401-769-0310 x177 or via email:







Tuition & Financial Aid

At Mount, we’ve made providing financial assistance to eligible families to meet the costs of tuition a priority – that’s why more than $500,000 is awarded annually to our families. Details and requirements are outlined below, as are tuition rates, scholarships, and grant-funded financial assistance opportunities.

We welcome you to contact Carrie Saladin of the Mount business office at 401-769-0310, ext. 107, or by emailing with any additional questions.

Standard tuition

  • Grade 6 through 8th-grade: $9,100
  • Grade 9 through 12th-grade and post-graduates: $14,400
  • International students: $17,975

Figure Skating Academy (tuition + $2,500 program fee)

  • Grade 6 through 8th-grade: $11,600
  • Grade 9 through 12th-grade and post-graduates: $16,900
  • International students: $20,475

Hockey Academy (applies only to full-year Hockey Academy, not single-season RIIL hockey player)

  • Day students (all grade levels): $26,400
  • Boarding students (all grade levels): $44,975
  • International boarding students: $48,550

Gymnastics Academy

All students: $5,500 plus regular MSC tuition*

We offer great savings on gym costs and transportation time for our Gymnastics Academy athletes. *Uniforms and some meet fees will be the responsibility of the respective family.

Financial aid

The application for financial aid can be found online via the button below, and the initial deadline for these applications is set by the Diocese of Providence in mid-February each year. Submitting applications on time are crucial for families seeking significant aid. We accept applications after the deadline, though the amount of available money diminishes as the next school year approaches.

  • Financial aid must be applied for each year for all students, and is awarded based on financial need.
  • Applications are only reviewed once a family applies for admission.
  • Students on disciplinary probation will not be considered regardless of need. If significant disciplinary problems arise mid-year, financial aid awards may be revoked and the full tuition balance will become due.
  • Students must maintain a “C” average in order to continue receiving financial aid. Students receiving an average less than “C” will no longer be eligible for financial assistance.
  • Students who do not meet the academic requirements of the school and are repeatedly placed on academic probation may have their financial aid rescinded.
  • Financial aid will be applied evenly across all scheduled payments, based on the payment selection.
  • If a student withdraws from school before the end of the year, financial aid will be proportional to the time the student attended school.

Grants/financial aid

Need-based financial assistance grants are determined using the recommendations of an independent firm that summarizes financial data as provided by the student’s parents along with special circumstances made known to Mount. There are no set amounts, however, our philosophy is to help as many families as possible with some aid rather than a few families with large amounts of aid.

Families must accept the offer of financial assistance, and sign an agreement that indicates understanding the requirements to assist Mount in the following ways:

  • Ten hours of volunteer work for Mount by parents and respective student
  • Participate and raise required funds in the annual walkathon
  • Student’s participation in at least one extracurricular activity
  • Participate in other institutional advancement events, such as Mount’s auction, annual fund, parent council events, band concerts, communion breakfasts, etc.
  • The Financial Aid Agreement must be signed and returned before financial aid awards are released. Families that do not live up to the agreement will not be offered financial aid in the next academic year.

Discounts and scholarships

Alumni Legacy Award (Grades 9 through 12)

We are pleased to offer a $500 discount to children of Mount alumni (one per child). This discount is applied to each child attending Mount, and these scholarships are renewable each year the student attends Mount in grade 9 through 12th-grade and is in good standing.

Multiple-child discount rate (Grades 9 through 12)

Mount offers a discount to families making an investment with more than one child (dependent) attending Mount at the same time.

Tuition discounts are as follows:

  • Second child – 10%
  • Third child  – 25%
  • Fourth child – 40%
  • Fifth child and beyond – free

Academic and merit scholarships (grades 6 through 12)

We offer a variety of academic and merit scholarships through both the admissions process and events that honor achievement throughout the Mount experience. These scholarships are detailed below.

Woonsocket resident discount (grades 6 through 12)

All Woonsocket residents that qualify for financial aid are able to receive a $1,000 discount. To receive the discount, a financial aid application must be completed. These scholarships are renewable each year the student attends Mount, and is a student in good standing.

Mount Saint Charles Academy
800 Logee Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895-5599

Telephone: 401-769-0310
Facsimile: 401-762-2327

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