CHICAGO runs to four sold-out audiences

Career Day is back!

We welcomed nearly 70 alumnae and friends for our annual Career Day

Career Day Snapshot

Open House

We showcased the best of Mother McAuley, welcoming 200+ families

Students learn from Alumnae Panel

Five alumnae in the nursing field shared their advice and answered questions during a panel

Welcoming the Misericordia Heartbreakers for our annual NHS Fall Fest

All Saints Day Mass

Freshman Retreat

Honoring McAuley Trailblazers

Blessing and dedicating the Sister Brian Costello Learning Resource Center and Corky's Court

Homecoming Dance 2023

Students had a blast at the "Mighty Masquerade"

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.

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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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School News

Senior organizes peer-to-peer clothing drive

Mother McAuley students are compelled by Mercy to serve the needs of others. During this season of giving, we want to highlight Olivia Scarsella '24! Olivia organized a peer-to-peer clothing drive to give back to high school students in temporary living situations.

Scholastic Bowl has a MIGHTY start

McAuley competed in their first ever Scholastic Bowl meet on Tuesday, November 7. Varsity kicked off the meet with a win in their first round against Mount Carmel. Junior Varsity ended the meet with a win in their round against St. Rita. Congrats to these Mighty Macs!

Mighty Macs are back to back State Champions!

The Mighty Macs won the 2023 Class 4A State Championship on Saturday, November 11. On Monday, November 13, the team brought the trophy home in style! Members of the local, county, and state police and fire departments escorted the team onto our turf field, where our school community gathered for a victory rally. 

Thank you to our veterans

Yesterday, our school gathered in Circle Drive for a ceremony in honor of Veteran’s Day. We welcomed back Brigid Barkmeier ‘20, United States Air Force Academy First Degree Cadet, to speak with students about the military academies and participate in the ceremony.

Save the date for Celebration 2024

Our annual Celebration Gala will be held on Thursday, February 1 at the University Club of Chicago. This benefit provides tuition assistance to Mother McAuley students. This year, we are honoring Bridget Gainer '86, Nora Gainer '88, Maureen Gainer Reilly '93, Mary Gainer, MD '96 and Sheila Gainer '99 with the distinguished Catherine McAuley Leadership Award, as well as Sr. Marion Johnson, RSM as a Life Trustee.

Sending the Mighty Macs off to state

We kicked off our school day with a MacNation Pep Rally to celebrate the successful seasons of all of the fall sports teams AND to send our volleyball team off to STATE!! It was a MAC-TASTIC morning!

Five alumnae share advice in panel

We welcomed five alumnae back to McAuley today to speak on a panel about their specialized career field in Nursing. Students heard from a variety of nurses in the women's health and pediatric settings, including a NICU Nurse, Pediatric Nurse, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Nurse, Nurse Manager of Maternal Fetal Medicine, and our very own Mother McAuley School Nurse.

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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