Alumnae Insights Panel

Thank you to our alumnae who shared their insights in the STEM field

Black History Month Prayer Service

Chorus performs on WGN Morning News

Macs with Merit

Senior AP Art & Design students received over $1 Million in tuition scholarships

Voices ring out during our Sacred Concert

The orchestra performs at our Sacred Concert

Collage of photos from the 8th grade girls who took the Entrance Exam at McAuley. They'll all in friend groupings, smiling

Entrance Exam 2023!

We can't wait for you to become part of MACNATION!

A McAuley Girl is...

Anything but typical. She is kind and compassionate. She is a problem solver and a future-ready leader. She doesn't just fit in, she stands out. Empowered by our dynamic curricular offerings and talented faculty, she steps out of her comfort zone to discover her best self.

Academic Program

Discover the Lifetime Advantage of a McAuley Education

Our rigorous curriculum raises the bar for academic success. We offer the very best combination of a college-prep and liberal arts program.

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Become a Mighty Mac

A Mighty Mac enjoys limitless opportunities. She explores fearlessly, confident in the guidance provided by teachers, counselors and coaches.

The first step in the admissions process is to take the Entrance Exam at Mother McAuley on Saturday, December 4. 

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Your support is key to helping students enter doors full of opportunities that stretch their minds and imagination, so they may develop confidence and new abilities. 

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School News

Book Club

Book Club took a field trip to CFS Coffee Shop and Barnes & Noble in Oak Brook!

Book Club is just one of the 40+ student clubs and organizations that we are proud to offer at Mother McAuley. Mighty Macs get involved and stay involved with over 94% of students participating in one or more clubs/organizations!

Maggie Hughes '24 - 2024 Erica Heilmann Scholarship Award Winner

Congratulations to Maggie Hughes '24 on being named the 2024 Erica Heilmann Scholarship Award Winner!

The award is presented annually by the Heilmann family in honor of Erica Heilmann, who was recognized by the Tony Awards for Excellence in Theatre Education and who passed away in 2018. It is presented to the individual who demonstrates, through the arts, character with compassion, leadership with understanding, selflessness with strength, and always a welcoming heart.

Macs with Merit

Macs with Merit is an award given to a student by a teacher or staff member on behalf of their honorable character, diligent work ethic, and notable contributions to the McAuley community.

Southside Irish Parade

Our Mighty Macs marched in both the Southside Irish Parade and the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade during St. Patrick's Day Weekend! The parades made us proud to celebrate McAuley's Irish Heritage and the Chicago community that we've been a part of for more than 175 years. Special thanks to the BRMM Band and all of our alumnae who joined us!

A. Franklin Pilchard Foundation Scholarship

We are MIGHTY proud of our eight senior students who were awarded the A. Franklin Pilchard Foundation Scholarship this year! This is an $8,000 renewable scholarship awarded to students attending an Illinois college/university. Congratulations, Macs!

Alumnae Spotlight - Kathleen Sullivan '16

Congratulations to Kathleen Sullivan '16 who was selected to serve on the Queen's Court for the 2024 St. Patrick's Day Parade! Kathleen marched in the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 16th!

Art from the Heart

Mother McAuley students participated in Advocate Christ Medical Center's annual art contest to expand its permanent art collection. This competition was open to students from schools involved in the "Live from the Heart" Program, and the submissions were judged by faculty from Saint Xavier University and experts from Acorns to Oaks Studio. Students from Mother McAuley stood out by having their artwork displayed, some chosen for the hospital’s permanent collection, and others received various awards.

Scholastic Bowl

Mother McAuley's first ever Scholastic Bowl team competed in the IHSA regionals on Monday, March 4!

The team won their opening round in order to make it to the regional semifinals where their season ended. We are MIGHTY proud of their impressive first season!

Educator of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. Josh Meyer who was named the Educator of the Year at the Best of Blue Island Awards this past weekend! He received more votes than any other category in the awards. What a testament to the impact he has made on the Mother McAuley community!

First page of the PDF file: 3-14-24SpringOpenHouseFlyer

Join us for our Spring Open House on Tuesday, April 16 from 6:00 - 8:00pm. There will be presentations about academic programs, electives, athletics, financial aid, scholarships and transportation. You will also have a chance to meet students, athletes, coaches, teachers and administration.

Mighty Macs take on the Polar Plunge!

Members of our Macs LEAD club once again led the charge in organizing McAuley's participation in the Chicago Polar Plunge. We joined forces with Brother Rice, and our Best of Both Worlds team was the most successful it has ever been with more than 70 students participating and over $17,000 raised this year! We also placed 3rd in the school team challenge.

The Math Macs are going to STATE!

The Math Macs are going to STATE! We are MIGHTY proud to share that the team won 1st place at the Regional Math Competition last weekend, and they will be competing at the State Competition on April 6th.

Where we’ve gone on to excel

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By the Numbers

100% College acceptance rate for the past 10 graduating classes

12:1 Student teacher ratio

71% Faculty hold a Master's Degree or higher

29 Average upper quartile ACT score

29,000 Alumnae

19 Advanced Placement Courses

7 Academic Honors Societies 

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